On this extremely rainy day in NC I thought I’d share directions for a fun scrap block that I keep making and can’t stop making.
This is a stitch and flip method that I really love. I like to use a stabilizing fabric. Or in my case I use my “used” bounce dryer sheets. (A thin muslin would also work.) I trim sheet to 6 x 6.
I turn the bounce square on point. Then, using my long scrap strips I stitch from top point to bottom point. Note: Be careful stitching commercial fabrics. They have a right & wrong side. I use lots of batiks and this doesn’t matter.
Next, I flip and press.
I repeat until the entire bounce block is complete. Don’t worry if strips are not perfectly even in size. This makes the block more interesting.
When the block is full/complete flip over and trim with your rotary cutter.
Have fun and stay safe!
Bounce dryer sheets, huh? Who would have thought! What is the purpose of the stabilizing dryer sheet, though — couldn’t you just sew your strips to one another the regular way and then trim them to block size? Don’t the Bounce sheets add a lot of bulk?
Hi Rebecca ~
sorry for the delayed response. yes, you could sew the strips together without the dryer sheet. I like used the used dryer sheet as a stabilizer. It’s just personal preference.
Thanks for the question. Happy stitching.
U r right…perfect for that rainy day!! I love your cat eye header..