What is Strata?

Strata, is simply strips of fabric which are sewn together and then pressed flat.

Benefits of Strata

Strata is used in Ricky Tims' Kool Kaleidoscope Quilt Pattern. When using the drawn freezer paper templates for the pattern, cut and sewn, the strata is what helps to give the quilt the unique, kaleidoscopic effect.

Tools and Supplies for Strata

  • Fabric strips of varying widths, colors, and pattern
  • piecing threads
  • iron
What I Wished I Knew When I Started Making Strata
  • Be sure to have a highlight color buried in the Strata to add ZING to the final quilt.
  • Using a black or very dark solid strip will help to add contrast to your final quilt.


Strata Resources