Hint with photos:
You cut the fabric and you are absolutely positive you cut each strip at 4.5 inches. Then why does this happen:
How long does it take to get these strips sewn? I took 2 sessions to sew them.
Honestly it is easier to press them now. I have waited in the past and pressed them all at once. A pain. Press now before going to the next step.
PRESS ALL THE SEAMS THE SAME. I AM PRESSING TOWARDS THE COOL COLORS.
It will take me a couple of days to get the pressing done. Not loving this step particularly since some of my fabrics are polyester and I have to be careful.