Tip # 3 - Audition your fabric before you start sewing.If you audition your fabric before you take that first stitch, you will save your time and hopefully eliminate using your seam ripper. Below is an example of how auditioning your fabric will help when making a quilt.
As you know I'm working on a quilt for Quiltmaker's Scrap Squad. My quilt will be featured in mid March. I blogged earlier about Tip # 1 selecting the fabrics I would use for the quilt.
Once my fabrics were selected, I pressed each piece with Best Press. Mary Ellen's Best Press is a clear starch alternative. I purchase mine at the local quilt store. I love it for removing wrinkles and adding crispness to my fabric.
My first cutting involved my scraps. I described the cutting process in Tip # 2 "selecting the right tools".
Now to AUDITIONING before you sew.I had originally thought that my scrappy pyramids would have 4 of the small novelty print pyramids. See below.
I still can't show you the finished quilt but here are the scrappy pyramids to be used in the quilt.