There are so many ways to make a quilt, and one of my favorite time saving techniques is strip piecing! Once you have strip piecing mastered, you can include as many fabrics in your strip sets as you like.

Check out my video for a step by step look at how to strip piece Pickle Juice. And see how you can apply this information to any pattern!

Strip Piecing Video

One thing to note, I like to use a 2.0mm stitch length while strip piecing. This makes the stitches more secure when I later cut across them.

Video Tutorials

I’ve committed myself to sharing weekly videos, starting with all the basics! I would love for you to pop over and leave a comment on the video, and subscribe to my channel while you are there. In your comment, let me know what you would like to see in a video tutorial.

Are already using this technique? I’d love for you to share the video with a friend that is new to quilting, or on your Pinterest boards. As a more experienced quilter we forget all the basics that we’ve learned along the way, and can easily gloss over them when speaking with a new quilter.

I’m excited to learn the in’s and out’s of video, and share more with you soon!


Strip Piecing Video Tutorial - Sew Modern Quilts
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7 thoughts on “Strip Piecing

  • May 10, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    A quick idea for one of your videos….After quilting for years I just cut part of my finger off with the rotatry cutter with a new sharp blade. A friendly reminder of being careful and mindful of the rotary cutter might be a helpful reminder. I have never had any issues for years but in an instant a trip to urgent care and stitches. Very painful I might add. If you can prevent one injury it would be worth mentioning. We all probably know about rotaty safety but a reminder might be nice.

    • May 11, 2019 at 12:54 am

      Oh no Shawn! I do hope your finger heals quickly! I’ve not had to have stitches from the rotary cutter yet, but I have had a few close calls – rotary cutter safety definitely goes on the list of videos to make. Thanks!

  • May 11, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Thank you for this tutorial. I learned something new even though I have been making quilts for a number of years.

    • May 11, 2019 at 12:55 am

      I’m so glad it was helpful! Thanks for your note!

  • May 11, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    I enjoyed your video. I liked the filming and your descriptions.

  • May 13, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Here’s a video idea and something I never see anyone address. Maybe I’m the only one with this issue, in which case I want to know what I’m doing wrong! How do I keep the seam allowances on the back of my quilt from fraying and making a complete mess? I can keep them under control during the block assembly phase, but once I start sewing blocks into rows and rows to other rows, man-handling the quilt on and off the sewing table and ironing board, the fabric just starts to fray uncontrollably. Even if I have the patience to trim all those fraying threads, they then become loose threads/lint all over the back of my quilt. I try using a lint roller to pick them up, but that only grabs more short, fraying threads and makes them long fraying threads. I’ve been faithful to starch my fabric, which I thought would help, but it doesn’t seem to have. Is there a trick to this? No one talks about this so I feel like I’m the only one with this problem. Would love some advice…


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