Improv Scrappy Quilt Squares

At the end of the evening, when I’m too tired to work properly on whatever my main sewing project is, I make a couple of scrap fabric improv quilt squares to wind down.

Here is how I do it:

I start with two pieces not necessarily exactly the same size, but relatively small, crumbs essentially.

Then I pick another piece and maybe lay it at an angle. Then repeat again with the next piece.

I personally iron in between each piece but I know many other folks would probably just finger press to make the whole process faster.

Once I have enough of a colored center as I like to call it, I start adding my background fabric, basically whatever white, off-white, or sometimes black fabric.

If you weren’t ironing all along, of course you should iron when you have a scrappy improv piece large enough to cut your square out of.

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