Squares for a Scrappy Improv Quilt

One way I like to cut down on my growing scrap fabric pile is by making what I call my scrappy quilt squares.

Because I have a quilt in mind for them, I am trying to use either white or black on the edge of each square and the colored scraps in the middle.

Background Fabric

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

Here Is How I Do It: 

Then I pick another piece and maybe lay it at an angle. I’ve show above where I would sew and what I would trim off.

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.

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