The directions are fairly straightforward: layer two strips of fabric, one light and one dark, cut 1/2″ wider than your desired finish size with right-sides together. Jelly Roll strips are 2 1/2″ inches wide. I used 2″ wide finished-size Thangles. How’s that for using the old noodle, eh?
The directions show you where to pin the whole strip together, but speaking from experience, I can tell you to pin the thing into submission until it squeals like a schoolgirl, otherwise the fabric will shift, resulting in much cursing and gnashing of teeth. Not from me, mind you, ’cause ya’ll know I don’t do that sh*t, I mean schmidt, I mean crap.
Commence with the chain-piecing…I do so love to zip through strip after strip..on the dotted lines. An alcoholic beverage made this go lots faster…is it illegal to SWD (sew while drinking)?
Cut the strips apart on the solid lines…
This is what I’ve got so far…looks impressive, doesn’t it? (Insert eye-roll here)
And THIS is what’s left (sigh). The package makes 450 HST (cringe and a gulp), but I’ve endeavored to persevere. I rather like working with them..beats the heck out of tracing pencil lines on the wrong side, etc, etc. I wonder if I could teach a kid to pin them for me….hmmm.