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Make a Strip Quilt Block with Nancy Smith

Get creative with Nancy Smith, instructor of the online Craftsy class Strip Your Stash, in our latest FREE Youtube episode of Stash Busters, and create a one-of-a-kind block.

Discover her tips for success with strip quilting like:

  1. Balance solids and prints when mixing your fabrics before beginning.
  2. Always trim fabrics to get a straight cut.
  3. Move your pieces around into different combinations to see what looks best, before finalizing your block.

What will Nancy’s finished block look like? There’s only one way to find out! Enjoy:

Have you ever sewn a strip quilt block before? How did it turn out?



This is AWESOME!!! I totally need to do this with my stash of unused stuff in 3 bins! Thanks for the inspiration!


I love strip quilts. I have made a few quilts using this method. The one thing I do different is to sew the random strips to a base fabric. Then I cut this block to the size that I want to use in my quilt.


This is just great. So simple and it turns looking terrific! Thank you.


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