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 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.
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!