Monday, March 24, 2014

Scrap Management Part 3!

I have another scrappy project to show you.  For this project I typically select fabric which has a straight edge on one end and an uneven edge on the opposite side. Here is an example of what I mean.
 If there is enough space, I cut a 1 1/2" inch strip from the scrap piece.  You can see that there is enough fabric on the left side to cut out a 1/2" hexagon.
 Here I have a few strips ready to sub cut into 1 1/2" squares.
Here they are sub cut into squares.
I add them to to a bag and use them as leader enders for when I am piecing.
 In no time at all you get a bunch of pretty scrappy blocks.  I am doing them in rows of 10 x 10.  I am also alternating the block from a light to a dark.  It just makes the block read better.
 I plan on adding a solid looking bright fabric as sashing.  Maybe a scrappy four patch as a corner block.  The options for scrap piecing are endless.  I love a variety so I will cut different shapes out of the one piece of scrap fabric.


  1. They are very pretty blocks. I think we spend as much time managing our scraps as we doing making quilts!

  2. I do the same thing with 2 1/2 inch blocks! Love your tiny ones!

  3. I've been doing the same thing, I can't wait to see a quilt develop out of my scraps.

  4. Love your postage stamp blocks!