A Scrappy Quilt with Scrappy Binding

I was learning the technique where you join two strips of binding by sewing them right sides together at 45 degree angles on one end to make one long continuous strip.

Scrappy Strips

My basic idea was to have different height strips of my coloured fabrics attached at that 45 degree angle like a quilt binding and to have each coloured strip framed by a white/off white background.

I made blocks of completely different sizes just based on the scraps I had left and then set them in a sort of a frame (ish) pattern on the back of the quilt.

Scrappy Quilt Back


I just seemed to get small little folds in various places even thought I did try to follow the instructions and start from the middle and work my way out.

Basting Errors

I briefly considered changing thread depending on which colour fabric I was quilting on but then I realised that would make a fairly strange multicoloured mess on the back.

Thread Choice

When I went to quilt my scrappy quilt, I somehow got the bottom corner of the backing sort of squished up and therefore quilted down in the wrong place!

Covering up Mistakes

So instead I made a quilt label to cover the biggest exposed corner and hand sewed it down along with another white strip of fabric to cover the small area at the bottom that was also exposed.

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