Strip-It is a specialty fabric designed by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics. What makes Strip-It so unique is that it has assorted print stripes across the width of the fabric (stripes are 1" or 2 1/2" wide). The stripes typically alternate dark and light prints, making it the perfect fit for cutting block components such as half-square triangles and rectangle units used in Churn Dash blocks - just to name a few! Strip-It also makes a fantastic piano key border without having to piece the rectangles! The You Tube video will give you a brief overview of time-saving techniques afforded by using Strip-It.
To take it a step further, try using Strip-It fabric for English paper piecing and you'll be amazed what you can create! From one cut of Strip-It, not only can you create blocks with a great variety of prints, but placement of the paper pieces onto the light/dark stripes or fussy-cutting using a portion of the lights and darks will add a new dimension to your blocks! An example of this can be seen in our newest block-of-the-month, Vintage Onyx, where the Strip-It was used to create 4 unique English paper pieced blocks using honeycomb paper pieces. For those who love miniatures, we combined 1/2" honeycombs and hexagons with the Vintage Onyx Strip-It to create our Dynamic Duo Kit! Or, for a simple enhancement of a typical 16-blade Chrysanthemum block, we combined Chrysanthemum paper pieces with Always the Season strip-it to create a 12" block just perfect for a table-top stand.