Frame Precious Fabric Scraps in This Quilt Block
This tutorial will help you make a block of any finished size you wish to complement your favorite scraps.
These blocks are called Framed Scraps and we are essentially going to sew a ‘frame’ around our scraps and hang them on a figurative blank wall.
– Special Fabric Scraps
– Black fabric strips
– White background fabric
– Clear quilting ruler with 1/2" marking
– Squaring Rulers
Step 1: Choosing your Fabric Scraps.
Pick some pretty fabric scraps in random shapes and sizes that have straight edges.
Sew a black strip to each side of your 'focus' scrap, trimming as you go so that each side of your frame is 1/2". from your seam line.
Step 2: Sewing your Frame.
Sew right sides to right sides using a quarter-inch seam allowance.
Continue adding black strips and trimming to size all the way around your scrap. This will make your ‘frame’.
Step 3: Adding your Background Fabric
Once your black frame is all trimmed start adding white scraps (or your chosen background fabric) to one side of your block.
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