Scrap block tutorial.

I originally found this block on Pinterest but the website for it is now down. It’s a great way to use some of your larger, or at least longer, scraps!

The quilt I made is a throw measuring about 60″x60″. Each finished block is about 10.5″x10.5″.

Finished throw quilt with this block

Step one: Cut your scraps to size

You’re going to need 8 strips of equal size per block, which will be sewn into two squares.  So, I chose 2.5″ x 8.5″, so when they were sewn together it came to 2 squares measuring 8.5″ x 8.5″.  However, if you have smaller scraps you would like to use, just do some math and make sure when sewn together with a 1/4″ seam, it comes to a square.

Step two: Sew into Squares

Here are the two squares measuring 8.5″x8.5″ I have when I sewed the strips together.  Keep in mind that when choosing your order of strips, the two strips in the middle will be the colors in the middle of the block when it’s done.  So, skip ahead to see what I mean, but if you want the colors to match in the finished block, you’ll want the colors to match in the order of the strips.

I personally want them to match, so mine match.

Step three: Sew squares together

Make sure the squares are right sides together and are perpendicular to each other.
Sew a 1/4″ seam on each side.

Step four: Cut

Cut twice diagonally.

Step five: Arrange pieces

Now, here you can see why I had the two colors in the middle of each square match.  You can arrange these however you’d like, but this is how I’m doing it.  Actually, now that I think about it, it would look very cute to have the middle one color and the rest of the block an alternate color!

Step six: Sew rows

Step seven: Complete your block!

I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial! Comment below if you have any questions or comments!

Love, Madeleine


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