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How to use fabric scraps to make fun blocks

Turnabout square in a square is a square with some strips stitched around.

My starting squares are the same size and so are my strips. But if you wanted to go really funky you can start with different size squares and strips.

The double hourglass is a scrap buster. Just mix and match fabric strips as demonstrated on video and make a great scrap quilt.

You can use wider strips if you prefer.

Double hourglass

Cutting instructions

8 strips 1 3/4” x 16” in different colours.

Finished size

4″ x 4″.

Turnabout square in a square

Cutting directions

  • 2 squares, 5″ x 5″
  • Assortment of strips 2 1/2″ x different lengths

Finished size

7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″.

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My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

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Now that my publisher is going out of business I have bought the rights to publish my book. Now you can download individual chapters. Each digital download is a bundle with 4 quilt patterns in it.

As well as the instructions and fabric needs to make the blocks you’ll find a section on quiltmaking basics at the end of the pattern that discusses:

  • Tools
  • Squaring up blocks
  • Borders
  • Assembly and quilting
  • Binding

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Using fabric scraps to make fun blocks

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