Easy Improv Braided Quilt Block

This story is going to show you this fun technique so that you can use it in your own way to make braided quilt blocks of your own design!

Improv Braided Quilt Block – Materials Needed

– Quilting fabric scraps – Rotary cutter – Cutting mat

1. Start with any Small Scrap

The braided technique is going to start to work best when you have a triangle shape but you can start with an oddly shaped crumb and build it up to a triangle shape if you like.

It doesn’t matter which side you add your second scrap to the first. Just find a straight edge on your first scrap and add a second, right side together.

2. Add a second Scrap to one side of the first

3. Press units

Each time you add a new scrap make sure to press your unit with an iron before adding the next scrap.

4. Trim unit

Trim this two-piece scrap unit so that it has straight sides again.

Now take another scrap and sew it to the opposite side of your triangle (ish) shape.

5. Add another Scrap to the opposite side from before

Just trim that short edge to a straight edge and add another scrap. You can even use several and create a secondary braid pattern to your block.

6. Adding secondary Braids

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