One of our HeartStrings Projects was making RWB Chinese Coins. Once you make the coins sections you can use any of the Chinese Coins Instruction Sheets listed on the sidebar. Of course, your coins don’t have to be all RWB as shown in the photos below.
I’m going to use sections that are 5.5 inch wide so I’m starting with strings that are between 6 and 7 inches.
First, I sew my strings into pairs.
And then those pairs are sewn together. These sections now have 4 strings each.
Sew those sections into one piece. I tend to keep the sections no longer than the length of the ruler I’m going to use to square them up.
At this point I press my seam allowances up. You can see as I pieced these, I kept one edge fairly straight.
Now I square the strips to 5.5 inches. I trim the uneven side first, and then flip the block around and trim the section to 5.5 inches wide. I don’t care how long the sections are but I do make sure I square along the top and bottom edges too.
Here’s a section ready to be joined with another to create your row of coins.