I had a comment from Kit Kat on my last blogpost,
wondering if I had any hints about making my scrappy
So I thought I would share my process with you.
Firstly I find all my small pieces, either squarish or
Notice that they are not perfectly straight.
I start chain piecing three or four 'units'.
I don't press or trim at this early stage, preferring to
give a good finger press while I build my block.
so I use the ruler on my machine table to keep things
Time to press and trim!
Not everything will fit together perfectly, but trimming
doesn't worry me....
they are scraps, after all!
As I knew the block was wide enough, I just kept
piecing to make another 9" wide unit.
I don't want them trimmed off to make my block the
Or lost in a seam allowance once it is pieced with its
(If you still have questions, please leave me a comment, but make sure you are not a 'no-reply commenter', or leave your email address in the comment.)
I'm still making scraps, trimming up fabric from my
Bessie Creek Rd quilt....
foundation paper piecing or a Scrappy Sandwiches quilt
I've celebrated my scrap organisation by treating myself
to some new fabric,
including some new Monika Forsberg!