This is the fourth in a series of sew/quilt-along posts about making a bargello quilt.
Once you have your fabric sewn into tubes, it’s time to cut the bargello segments.
There is a cutting chart for each project in Colorwash Bargello Quilts. I’m following the chart for Cascade here and am cutting my segments 1 1/4″ – 2 3/4″ wide, but you can design your own pattern if you’d prefer.
Either way, the most important thing to remember is to cut all of the odd numbered segments from one tube and all of the even numbered segments from the second tube.
I begin by sliver-trimming first, to give myself a clean edge to work from.
I also number the loops (bargello segments) as soon as I cut them, so that I don’t get the order of the loops mixed up. (Don’t ask me how I know how easily this can happen….)