Fabric Scrap Piecing

Hello Everyone,

I have made another fabric scrap project. Instead of crumb piecing as in my last post, I cut the left over fabric in to 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” rectangles. When pieced together in pairs along the 2 1/2” edge, the pairs become 2 1/2” squares and if pieced together in alternating directions it turns in to a basket weave like pattern.

I made this table runner the same way I made the wall hanging in my last post minus the hanging sleeve. You can find that post here.

I made a different quilt label this time, the only thing that was the same was the text. After cutting an oblong shape of the fabric with the text centred I raw edge appliquéd it on to the back of the table runner by hand. I used two strands of embroidery floss and a sharp needle with a larger eye. It is important to only stitch through the back layer so the stitches can’t be seen from the front.

Mark the stitching lines with an erasable pen if desired. This helps to get even stitches. Here is a blanket stitch tutorial.

The rectangles can of course be cut in to a smaller or bigger size. The important bit is that it is a square when they are stitched together in pairs. For example:
1 1/4″ x 2″ rectangles makes 2″ squares
2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles makes 3 1/2″ squares.

Until next time, happy sewing and take care!


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