I am currently working on
my next installment (AKA Quilt)
Scrappy Precut Quilts Blog Series.
(You can read more about my Scrappy Precut Quilts HERE)
When you are working on a scrappy quilt,
it is sometimes difficult
that "Scrappy feeling".
Here is how I cut and organize my fabrics
so that my blocks
maintain their "scrappiness"
without duplicating prints.
Let's use the simple 4 patch block for this example.
As you can see in the above photo,
I cut my Charm Squares
into (4) 2 1/2" X 2 1/2" squares.
The 2 1/2" squares are positioned in identical stacks.
I label the stacks so that I won't get confused.
Stack #1 will stay exactly as it is positioned.
I flip this stack upside down.
Now the bottom print will be on the top
when I as sewing the squares together.
The previous top print will then be on the bottom.
I treat this stack like a deck of cards.
I reach in and "cut the deck" somewhere near the middle.
Then I place the bottom part of stack #3 on the top of stack #3.
I also treat this stack like a deck of cards.
This time I reach in and "cut the deck" somewhere toward the bottom.
Once again, I place the bottom of stack #4 on top of stack #4.
So when you sew the blocks together
they come out scrappy
without having to think about making it scrappy.
This little trick can be used for any block, not just the 4 patch!
I also use it when I am making
Half Square Triangles,
or 9 Patch Blocks.
Until Next Time... Happy Quilting