Strippy September at Happy Apple Quilts

The month of September we are celebrating our favorite pre-cut,

 the 2  1/2" strip!

As quilter's we all love fabric and when it comes in pretty little rolls, we love it even more! An entire collection of fabric rolled in to pre-cut 2 1/2" strips - what is better?  We may collect our favorites but remember to use them! Don't let those jelly rolls go 'stale' in your fabric cupboards, long forgotten. Get them out, blow off the dust, and make something! You chose these great color strip bundles for a reason, put them to use!

Learn with us online for the month of September as we discuss the best strip piecing techniques, our favorite strip cutting rulers, and our best friend - the AccuQuilt! All here on our blog for the month of September, we want to make sure you are inspired to sew with strips!

September 1st - Strip Piecing Techniques

September 9th - Stripology Squared

September 18th - Strip Cutting with the AccuQuilt

If you are local to us here in Tampa, Florida - Join us this month as we have 6 different classes that all utilize our favorite strips! 

September 1st - Jelly Roll Rug with Lois Davila

Jelly Roll Rug with Lois Davila

Have you seen the craze of these rugs online? They are incredible!  Join batting and 2 1/2" strips together and you will get a giant yarn-looking ball of strips, ready to zig-zag together into a rug.  This project is a great way to use your favorite jelly roll strips without having to cut them up!

September 7th - Fabric Rag Rug with Caryn Bloomfield

Fabric Rag Rug with Caryn Bloomfield

A great strip project, learn to crochet with a toothbrush needle this functional rug. Learn how different colors and prints can be utilized to create designs. A fun hand project you can create in front of the TV, at a sporting event, or even in the car line! No machine needed!

September 8th - Spotlight Saturday

Spotlight Saturday

Learn about our favorite strip cutter, the Stripology Squared ruler!  This ruler will become your best friend in speeding up your productivity and accuracy!  Join us to learn about all of our fall classes for our Class Preview Day!

September 15th - Jelly Roll Race with Ellen Ault

Jelly Roll Race with Ellen Ault

It's time to go to the races - the Jelly Roll Races!  Come in for a fun day of sewing this classic quilt.  Learn how to add to the strip design by inserting blocks and changing your layout.  Add to the fun of the day and wear your best Derby Racing hat for a chance at a prize!

September 22nd - Boxy Zipper Bag with Lisa Aubrey

Boxy Pouch with Lisa Aubrey

Remember you can cut those favorite strips!  Learn with Lisa how to make our 2 1/2" strip go the extra mile with these fun boxy pouches.  Quick and easy to put together, these will be your go to gift for teachers, co-workers, and friends!

September 28th - Fabric Tubes 101 with Lois DavilaFabric Tubes 101 with Lois Davila

Learn with Lois about all the possibilities of sewing these strips together! A huge fan of the Auntie's Two patterns, Lois will show you how to create 'fabric tubes' from your strips and all the opportunities you can create with them.

September 29th - Triaxial Weave Pillow with Reed Johnson

Triaxial Weave Pillow

Another incredible technique taking the internet by storm, fabric weaving with strips! Join Reed to learn how to create your own strips to weave with the Wefty Tool.  You will be amazed at the possibilities and learn how values of color can alter the design.

We hope your September is Strippy with us! 

Come back on September 1st to learn proper strip sewing techniques. 

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Author: Ellen Ault