In previous lessons we have been fusing a shape onto a base fabric. Today we are not going to be using a base fabric but fusing one strip onto another. More like piecing, rather than applique. The idea of strip fusing is so integral to my work that I can't imagine making a quilt without them. I want to share some examples and the problem is not what to show, but what to leave out!
All of these began by making strips fused together to form new fabrics as shown below.
Place one strip next to the first and overlap a tiny bit, just enough to attach it. Fuse lightly.
Then place a third strip onto the first fused set and again fuse lightly.
Continue fusing strips into a panel of strips. Now you can trim it even or fuse it to another set of strips, leaving an uneven edge. Something that would be a time consuming task if we were sewing strips instead of fusing them.
Continue adding strips, building larger and more complex fabrics.
Some of the ways strips can be used with larger sections of fabric.