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June 2016 Block of the Month!



Happy BOM time y'all! This month I've got some improv scrap-busting fun for everyone.

Step 1: Gather your materials.

Materials:

  • Fabric scraps in different colors and sizes
  • Solid fabric in one color, cut into four 3.5" half-square triangles.


Step 2: Realize that you very clearly gravitate toward certain colors. Take a look at your scraps and pick a few that you would like to sew together.



Step 3: Cut these scraps into strips of various widths. The thinner your strips, the more fabrics you can fit in!

Step 4: Sew these strips together. Remember to sew each strip from the opposite side as the last and press your seams open as you go.



Step 5: Grab your ruler and rotary cutter and cut a 6" square out of the scraps your sewed together. Experiment with orienting your scraps at different angles when you cut to have a different effect on how your square turns out!




Step 5: Sew your half-square triangles to each edge of your 6" square.



Step 6: Press your seams & square up your block to 8".



Enjoy! :)

Comments

  1. Hi Alexis:
    You say to cut the inner square to 6 inches, but the picture is a 6.5 inch squaring ruler. Which is correct? Thanks

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