She also painstakingly went through my scrap bag and sorted them by color into large ziploc bags. Love this idea.
No more digging through the bag to find that one certain piece I know I saved.
When she was done she sat down at the machine, opened up a scrap bag and showed me how to do strip piecing (or foundation piecing). It's where you take a long piece of foundation fabric and add little pieces of fabric to it one at a time.
You trim the excess fabric making sure the foundation piece is out of the way so you have a nice tidy seam.
Then fold over and press. Eventually you get something like this... which could be used for a quilt, an accent pocket on a bag, a zipper pouch, a hot pad, etc.
Thanks for teaching me a new trick, Mom. It was so fun to have you here. Too bad you don't live closer, what fun times we would have sewing and doing craft shows together.