Use Your Scraps To Make An Improv Braided Quilt Block! 

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 – Rotary Cutter – Cutting Mat – Sewing Machine

Start with any Small Scrap

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.

Add a second Scrap to one side of the first

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.

Press units

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

Trim unit

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

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

Just trim that short edge to a straight edge and add another scrap. You can even use several and create a secondary braid pattern to your block.

Adding secondary Braids

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