Slice and Sew Fat Quarters to Make Striking Quilts. Simple technique: cut strips, join, slice, and sew! Great for fabricaholics – search your stash for strata possibilities. Make your quilt spectacular with special borders, appliqué, and quilting. What’s the secret to making an easy quilt masterpiece? Create “strata,” or panels of various-width fabric strips sewn together, and then use them to piece beautiful blocks. Even beginners will have no trouble cutting and sewing perfect blocks into striking designs. The gallery highlights a variety of design possibilities.