Improv Braided Quilt Block – Use your Scraps!

This tutorial 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 – leftover strips, triangles, and oddly shaped small scraps are all fine – Rotary Cutter & Cutting Mat – Sewing Machine


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.

Start with any Small Scrap


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

Add a second Scrap to one side of the first


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

Press units


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

Trim unit

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

Add another Scrap to the opposite side from before


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