Improv Braided Quilt Block Made Out of Scraps

This tutorial is going to show you a way to make braided quilt blocks of your own design!

This kind of technique is perfect for using up strips of fabric and also scraps in odd shapes like triangles.

Supplies Needed

– Quilting Fabric Scraps  – Rotary Cutter & Cutting Mat – Sewing Machine

STEP 1. Start with any Small Scrap.

Pick a scrap of any size. The braided technique is going to start to work best when you have a triangle shape.

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

Find a straight edge on your first scrap and add a second piece of fabric, right sides together.

STEP 3. Press units.

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

STEP 4. Trim unit.

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

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