Sunday, August 14, 2016

PVQA August 2016 BOM- another Scrap Buster!

  “Scrappy Two-For-one”                                                          10“ unfinished

This is a real scrap buster!  Get out your scrap bag and look for Bright / Kid fabrics in strips ranging in width from 1.5” to 3” and 21” long (1/2 of a width of fabric or use the whole width and you will get 4 blocks per strippy set!).  Bright solids, dots, stripes, checks and other bright graphix will also work.
If you don’t have any of these kinds of scraps then cut a number of strips in a variety of widths from 1.5” to 3.5” and 21” long. Enough to add up to a strippy unit 10.5” wide when sewn together.  
 Sew / Cut
1- Sew all your strips together starting and ending with strips that are at least 2.5” wide.  Press all seams in one direction.
 2- Cut two 10.5” squares from your strippy unit made in step -1.

 3- Place the two squares right sides together matching up the strips.  Mark a line with a pencil down the middle of the matched squares.  Pin along the line in a few places. Sew a ¼” seam on each side of the line.
 4- Cut the squares apart on the pencil line and press the center seams open.

Here you can see how the two strips look different because the length of each strip reverses from one corner to the opposite corner!  Thus the name "Two-For-One"!
 Trim to 10".
These are fun and easy blocks.  You can sew up a whole mess of these in no time!  And it makes a fabulous kid's quilt!
Have a great week!
Cheers, CW


  1. Love these blocks, Claire!!! Always so impressed with your ideas!! When are we going to sew??? I'm missing you!