Use your scraps to make an improvised braided quilt block!

This kind of technique is perfect for using up strips of fabric and also scraps in odd shapes like triangles or ones that have been cut at angles as part of your other projects.

Materials Needed

– Quilting Fabric Scraps – Rotary Cutter – Cutting Mat

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.

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

Add a second Scrap to one side of the first

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

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