InstructionsI sorted the bits in my scrap bag by colour, then randomly sewed them to batting offcuts using the sew&flip foundation piecing method. Once I'd covered the batting, I trimmed each bit to neat rectangles and used the turn-backing-to-front method to back and bind at the same time.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Cute, Funky
scraps of quilting fabric and batting, ~6" black squares for backing/binding, sewing machine, thread
What was your inspiration?
I am still frantically putting Christmas gifts together, and these were done in about 2 hours.
What are you most proud of?
I had never tried the backing-as-binding technique before, and I love it! It gave me a really flat base (great for table linens) and a very neat finish with no hand sewing!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
1. Keep your scraps in proportion to the finished quilt - some of my scraps were over 2.5" wide, and they don't look as good as the ones that were between 1"-2" wide.
2. Making 6 at once was a real time-saver - I could add 2 or 3 strips to each quilt, then go iron (no room for the iron in my craft room).