Monday, July 28, 2014

Making Sand...wiches!

From fabric hamburger....


to rainbow sandwiches.....




to Scrappy Sandwich blocks!

Here's how I make them.....


STEP 1: Making the scrappy strips

The scrappy strips are 
made from a variety of scraps....

Each scrap is at least 3 and 1/2" long, and any width from 3/4" to about 2".

Try for a variety of widths to give the blocks interest.


Continue adding strips until each set is 3 and 1/2" in width 
and 10 and 1/2 " in length, 
trimming if necessary.

Then. white strips- 1 and 1/2" by 10 1/2"   are sewn to either side,


Make another 79!

I finger pressed across the centre of the white strip...

(I want the length of this edge to measure 5" when the corners are cut off. It will become obvious at the next stage)



then lined up my ruler at either end,

to give me the diagonal cutting line,

marking each point if required.

(You will notice the centre line of my ruler is parallel with the edge of block)


Cut triangles off each corner.

I'm using these for another fun project!-link here

My sewing machine cover is here


There! 

The distance across the top of the white strip 

should now measure 5"
(see below)


STEP 2:
The solid contrast fabric is cut next.

I used about a yard and a quarter of this fabric

Cut 4 and 1/2" squares of the coloured solid fabric, in this case the sandy colour,

and cross cut them....


and attach the bias edge to either side of the white strips....


Press carefully 

Square this block to measure

7 and 3/8 inches 



STEP 3:

Join four together, giving the block I call....



Scrappy 'Sand'wiches!

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial.

Happy sewing!

SUZ

PS If there are any questions please contact me at my email. Many of you are no-reply bloggers and I have no way of helping you!

53 comments:

Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts said...

Delicious! You could make a lot of fun designs with that block, thanks Suz!

Lorna McMahon said...

What a sweet block! I love your scrappy sandwiches. The piecing in your tutorial sure makes those rainbow bits pop! Thanks for sharing!

Megan said...

Great block and lovely clear tutorial :-)

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Oh that looks like fun! Thanks for the tutorial :)

Rachaeldaisy said...

These blocks are going to make a wonderful quilt! A very stylish way to use up your scraps!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

This is a beautiful block and a great tute :)

Stacy Olson said...

Fun! Thanks for the tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Susan! The bright colours are lovely and work really nice with the tan background.

Paula said...

Love love love!!! Like little windows!!

SuzyMcQ said...

I absolutely love this! Could you please clarify the width of the strips that you add to the sandwiches? Is it really 1/5"?

Carla said...

Your piecing is so perfect, Susan! I love this block, you know. I'm looking forward to see what you are building there, missy!

Carla said...

Awesome blocks : ) Scrap happy

Vicki said...

These are such cute blocks! I love this tut. Makes me hungry for a new project!

Afton Warrick said...

Great tutorial. Thank you.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh, I love your block! Thank you for the tutorial.

Karen said...

These look wonderful! Great way to use up scraps. Lovely idea.

DeborahGun said...

so pretty, but they look like a lot of work!

Mary said...

I missed this! The other day! What a great tutorial! Thanks 😊 these blocks look so good....will make a bright, cheery quilt!

Melissa P said...

Such fun scrappy "sandwiches"! And no calories at all.

Lynda said...

I love these blocks. Have been looking for a new scrappy project for a while and this might be it!

SIMPLESEW said...

so very inspiring.. I love it, color and more color. I am so crazy for color........going to Pinned this one. Thank you

fanfan said...
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fanfan said...

merci pour ce tutorial, je crois que je vais faire moi aussi un coussin !

Françoise B

Marg said...

I love your blocks, thanks for the tutorial.

Seams Sew Together said...

Love your scrappy Sandwiched Blocks so adorable might have to have a go at these.

FlourishingPalms said...

It's great! Love the looks of this. I made a quilt very similar, but the scrappy part inside was just wonky-sewn scraps, made the stitch-and-flip way. Same concept as yours, which turned out just darling. Do you have plans for this quilt?

Leanne said...

This is a lovely block, thank you for the tutorial!

Diane Warburton said...

Rather gorgeous :-)

momalot said...

Awesome!

Becky said...

You wrote add 1/5" (white) strips added to either side. Did you mean 1/2" or 1"?

Susan said...

Ooop! Becky, you are a no-reply blogger so my answer is here- the measurement should read 1.5" ( one and a half inches) . I will go back and change it!
Susan

Katherine said...

Great block idea - especially for scraps. So clever! Thanks for the tutorial, Susan.

Debbie said...

This quilt warms my scrappy little heart!!! Fabulous!

SIMPLESEW said...

I did thank you..

Unknown said...

I Love these! Thanks for the timely post for my sewing room clear out which left me with boxes of colour sorted scraps to finally bring together! This will make me and my scraps very happy I think!

Rose Braun said...

This is great, I need to give this a try. Thanks!

Shirley said...

I love your quilt! And your tutorial is very easy to follow and understand. Thank you!

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Susan said...

It would depend on how many blocks you are making. You need 4 x 4.5" squares for each complete block shown in last picture.

Wonky Girl said...

Saw your quilt photo on Face Book, followed links here. I like your version with white strips the best. Tan somehow pulls it together. Now i must go cut some hamburger from scraps ! Thank you for sharing.

margburnoak said...

Thank you for sharing this awesome scrap quilt block pattern, Susan Snooks! I have the perfect reason for making this quilt: a family member is recovering from a serious illness, & would just love it! Can't wait to get started!

Marcia Craft said...

I LOVE this pattern!!! I have plenty of scraps so putting it on my bucket list at the TOP!!!

Debidoesnt said...

This is a fabulous block!

Jeneta said...

I know that you posted this years ago, but I have recently discovered your scrappy sandwich blocks and am enjoying making my own!

Unknown said...

thank you so much for this what a fab quilt I m looking for quilt to gift at my niwcws weding and think Ive just found it x

Lianne makes stuff said...

this looks great, my scraps aren't even at hamburger stage yet, I will get there though.

Unknown said...

I have seen this pattern floating around Facebook and I will be making one. I hope you will answer me and tell me what project you used the cut off pieces in. I know I am weird I just want to use it all. Thanks

Susan said...

Hi! You are a no reply commenter so I can’t reply directly to you. If you send me an email I can share some photos with you.

Nola Schieferstein-Rains said...

What a wonderful way to use up a ton of scraps - and I have at least 2 tons of scraps! Guess I now have another "winter project" to work on. I never throw away smaller pieces but they do tend to accumulate!

Adriana said...

En este momento julio del 2921 encontré este proyecto y ya lo estoy realizando me parece muy fácil y divertido pues también tengo muchas sobras o retazos pequeños gracias a do de puedo mandar fotos de como lo estoy elaborando y cua do lo termine gracias

satm3 said...

The link for the strips does not work. Is there an updated link?

satm3 said...

The link to make the strips didn't work for me?

Anonymous said...

Love this idea--thanks!! What size scrap pieces should I sort out?

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