Two Tip Tuesday – Finish Line

I’m getting closer to my deadlines, but today I want to share my “finish line”. In working on a project I wanted a checker flag (checker board finish line). I did not have a black and white check, but I did have a black and white stripe that is an even stripe! The stripes are 3/4″, so if I cut 1 1/4″ strips (3/4″ + 1/2″ …1/4″ seam allowance on both sides) and sew them together, I will have created my own checker board fabric. YES!

The steps below is the stripe fabric…

The stripe fabric cut into 1 1/4″ strips…

and the checker board sewn into my project… (note: the left side will eventually have a 1/4″ seam allowance sewn, so all square finish to 3/4″)

No trip to the quilt shop needed, even though I did go to one this week for other items. And a great way to take a fabric and see “what else” I could do with it to get the “final/finished” result I needed!

#1 -Look at fabric in different ways…a stripe can be a checker board!

#2 – Sometimes the math is easy…..a 3/4″ stripe fabric cut into a 1 1/4″ strip resulted in my finish line.

in quilting,


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