Saturday, June 2, 2012

Strip-Smart Quilts

Gloria has been busy testing out a new book and ruler, Strip Smart Quilts and the Creative Grid 90* ruler, and we've all given it a big thumbs-up! Gloria gave us all a quick demo that I thought I'd share!

Basically you start with strip sets, align the ruler with the raw edge of the strip set, and cut.

As you get to the middle valley, there's a circle cut-out in the ruler so that your rotary cutter can finish the cut and then begin up the other side.

Working with half strips, or strips cut from fat quarters, you get these three triangles.  The next strip set, you flip around and cut with the white strip at the base of the ruler so then you have three triangles that have a green base and three triangles that have a white base.

Then you stitch four different fabric triangles together for a scrappy block that may look difficult but are a snap with this ruler!  The Strip Smart Quilts book offers many different quilts all using a variation of this technique. One of our new favorite tools!  Thanks, Gloria, for sharing!


  1. OMG!!!
    You gals are so clever!

  2. The strip-smart book and ruler are one of my best friends too me!