Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Storm day scrappy fun

It was another stormy day so I decided to do something fun to take my mind off the horrible weather outside.
This bowl contains some block trimmings that I saved from the garbage at our last guild Sew-In.  You may think I am crazy to want to make use of such itty bits.
But just look at the cute little blocks I made. I still have enough to make a few more too.  The scraps were mostly triangular in shape. 

I started out by adding a scrap to each of the four corners of a 4 1/4" square of muslin.  You can use whatever size you want. I already had these squares cut and wanted to use them up. 
Make sure to check that the triangle scrap will cover the corner when pressed back.  I chainpieced one corner on 12 squares at a time. Then repeated with the three remaining corners.  The sewing went very quickly.
After sewing the corner triangles, flip it to the back and trim using the square as a guide
Then,turn the square over to the front and cut the square in half, in both directions
resulting in four cute little blocks.  Think I will make a pillow once I sew these little blocks together.
Hope you will give this a try sometime. 
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13 comments:

  1. cute little blocks...sorry you are having winter all over again

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  2. very nice blocks Linda....I am so hating winter!!!

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  3. now I know why you so hot for our trimmings! This is great and thanks for the tutorial :) Going to dig through my garbage can now...

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  4. Wish I had the patience to do that ,great job.

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  5. I have just given away a whole bag of HST scraps. will keep them next time and try this... Thanks!!!

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  6. Those little pieces are so persnickety to work with - well done!

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  7. Aren't you the clever one , glad to see someone else raids the scraps at guild ;-0 This will make a sweet pillow Linda !!

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  8. I will have to give this a try. I've been saving my little corners and wondering what to do with them. The blocks are so cute!

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  9. Great recycling - well done you. I make all my scraps into 4 1/2" squares which eventually will become a super scrappy quilt! xx

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  10. Cute, cute. You truly are a Scrapmaster.

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  11. What a great technique for using those little scraps.

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  12. Fantastic idea how to use these tiny scraps, although now I'll have to hoard even more ....

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