Giveaway !!! Scrappy baskets Quilt Pattern, read more below about how to enter.
Many times I end up with scrap pieces that have already been cut into triangles or have a 45 degree cut on the end of a strip that is not useful for anything else. I gather these pieces up and keep them together, sort them into piles of light and dark, not by colour.
I don't try to cut them into any particular size, I just leave them as they are. I pair light and dark triangles with right sides together in the usual way, pairing the sizes as closely as possible, then sew with a 1/4 inch seam along the long side of the triangle.
Press the seams open or to the side depending on what your preference is, and trim to the size that suits. I go as small as 1 1/2 inches. They are the cutest, and its amazing what you can make from them. For the scrappy baskets quilt the HST as bigger so don't be afraid if you don't like small pieces.
Here is what my machine looks like while I am stitching, it may look like a bit of a mess, but its organized chaos lol !
I store them in zip lock bags, then pull them all out and start stitching.
A better look at the kind of triangles that I have to work with, these are leftover from another quilt, all different sizes, but all light in print to me.
Some of my dark pile off to the right while I stitch the pairs.
Its such a fun thing to do and very therapeutic, just put some music on and sew sew sew.
These scrappy triangles work so well with quilts like my scrappy baskets quilt.
Of course Benny the cat had to be in the photo.
I hope you give it a try, and use up all those precious scraps. They make fantastic quilts.
Leave a comment telling how you use your scraps to go into the draw to win the giveaway Scrappy baskets quilt PDF pattern. The draw will be done on the 28th May 2021 so don't forget to comment, I am looking forward to reading them all.
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