If you’re sewing along with the It’s a New Year Sew-along at Sew Can She, this week’s assignment is to show off your cut mini log cabin strips. This part is really easy with a unique sort of satisfaction. I grabbed my cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter, heated up the iron, put an episode of Eureka on the Roku and started cutting! I’m sure I cut way too many strips for the project that I’m doing, but I tend to like having too many rather too few. I’m sure that I’ll use the leftover strips for another project . . . someday.
You can see from the picture that I opted not to use the first fabric that I’d chosen for the center squares of my log cabin blocks. The pictures were just too big to fussy cut for a 1″ finished square. 1″ is really small! Since I’m not planning to sew all of my blocks at one time, I piled all of my strips into a basket. This way, I can grab them out as I need them while I’m sewing, and put them up out of the way once I’m done for the day. This basket looks really cute sitting on a shelf, too! (I actually do this often with all sorts of sewing projects. I like to do all my cutting at once, then toss everything for a certain project into a bin or basket so I can pull it out and work on it as I have time. It makes cleaning up my space a breeze!)