How To Make A Fabulous DIY Scrap Quilt In Only 40 Minutes
Make A Beautiful Quilt With Scraps Of Fabric In Only 40 Minutes, Here's How
Marilyn Caylor 1/31/2017
If you love to sew, then you know that almost every project usually ends with a pile of leftover scraps. So the question remains, what should you do with all that leftover fabric? Well, you shouldn't toss them out, that's for sure!
As soon as that pile gets large enough, you can sew a fabulous quilt! Even better, it will only take you 40 minutes to do it. All you need is 2 1/2 inch wide strips of scrap fabric, and straight sewing skills. You'll also need to make sure you have a couple of extra bobbins - you don't want to run out mid-project!
So, let's get to started on learning how to do this fun DIY!
Next, you'll need to join, or fold, the two end pieces together. It's very important that you grab just one end to start, and then slowly "feed" the fabric from one hand to the other, so that you can make sure the material faces the same direction once you reach the other end. You don't want to accidentally end up with a twisted loop in the fabric!
Next, make sure the pretty visual sides are facing/touching each other. You now basically have one very long folded piece of fabric. Start sewing a 1/4 inch seam all the way down the right side until you reach the bottom fold.
Repeat the prior steps. That means joining the two end pieces together (folding it in half) and stitching a new seam along the right edge. When you reach the bottom, snip through the fold again.
You can probably guess where this is going. You're actually doubling up on the number of fabric widths/rows each time you sew a new right-side seam and snip the bottom fold. What started out as a single width of fabric turned into 2, and it will automatically double up to 4, 8, and so on.