Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Scrappy Demo

A big thank you to Susan for teaching us a quick technique on making a Scrappy quilt.  You can find more on her blog called Scrap Happy.
Here are a few pictures that were taken as Susan was teaching us.  These are a few of the blocks that Susan has already put together.
Her pattern calls for 6 little squares down and 6 across.  Each square is 2 1/2". This will make one block.
First you cut 6 different strips from light to dark.  All with good contrast.  The strip is 2 1/2" wide and 16" long.  This is a great way to use up your ugly fabric, because everything looks great in this quilt.  Then just start sewing the strips together.
Next, iron well and rotate the seems when pressing.  Susan likes to use spray starch.  Then fold fabric in half and sew again making a tube.
Trim the edge to be sure it's straight then cut strips again at 2 1/2".
Now you have 6 new strips.  Take one at a time and undo the thread on each strip at a different seam and lay them out. as follows.
This sure is better than the old way of cutting up 2 1/2" blocks and sewing them together.  For further information and any questions, please drop in at Scrap Happy.

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