Scrap Block – Rainy Day Sewing

finalOn 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.

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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.

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Next, I flip and press.

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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.

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When the block is full/complete flip over and trim with your rotary cutter.

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Voila!

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Have fun and stay safe!

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