Stash Control in the quilt studio
Last weekend I took a little time to straighten up my fabrics......you never know when you'll find something you forgot you had. I also have a small basket that I keep scraps in and it was time to cut them into different sizes that I keep. The smallest is a 1 ½" square (crazy......I know). All the fabrics on the right side are batiks!
After doing all that my bin that I keep the 2 ½" squares in was overflowing so I decided to spend a little time sewing some of them together.
There is nothing more relaxing than sewing 4 patches together. I used a ¼" seam allowance.
After I made a bunch of these I cut up some 5" squares of neutral fabrics and then cut them diagonally.
I then added them to the sides of my 4 patch. I am using 2 different neutrals for each block.
You end up with a bunch of neat blocks and.....less scraps!
I probably won't trim my blocks until I'm finally ready to make something with them....for now I'm just clearing out my stash a little bit. Square up your blocks to 6 ½" x 6 ½" and make a quilt!
I hope you enjoyed my Stash Control in the quilt studio.
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February 24: Haley Pierson Cox, The Zen of Making, GO! Big Circle
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