Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Scrapbusting Mystery Clue Two


Cut lots of strings from med to dark fabrics in widths from 3/4” up to 2 1/2” width. I do not know how many, I just keep cutting until my bag is full and then I start sewing! If I run out, I cut more...

Cut 30 – 6” foundations. You can use thin fabric (old sheets, weird fabrics or poor quality), scrap paper, phone books, tissue paper, newspapers, specialty foundation paper, or wash away stabilizer.

Make 30 - 6” square diagonal string blocks using a short stitch length 1.5 or so – especially if using paper. NOTE: you may want to use one of your wider strips for the center of each block.

Iron the piece to keep it flat. I do this after every strip...

Look at your messy piece and wonder why you even started the project (I did).

 Trim the messy edges off the piece, making it 6” square. Now it looks MUCH better, doesn’t it?

Starch your blocks while the foundation is still attached. You have bias edges on the outside of the block and want to stabilize them before the next step!

 If you used paper or other removable foundation, now is the time to remove it from your blocks (unless it is wash away, then you can let the laundry take care of it). Set these aside in a safe place as you wait for the next clue :)

Expect the next clue on March 8...we have three weeks between guild meetings this time around!


Judee said...

I am ready for this! Three weeks is a long time though. I will have to improvise.

Kathryn D. Duke said...

our guild has been making these for HERO quilts and many are now making them for their own...your look great!!