Tuesday, January 30, 2024

More Simple Scrap Fabric Ideas

 Hello Friends! Happy Tuesday!

Specialty Rulers

I love specialty rulers! Yes, they can be expensive and not necessarily needed, but they are my passion/obsession. 

I tend to adapt patterns or purchase patterns that require rulers I already own so I don't feel like I've wasted money.

Creative Grids is my preferred ruler brand because of their exclusive grippers that hold fabric in place while cutting.

Today I'm sharing two more finishes using scraps and specialty rulers.

Basket Quilt Block

The basket quilt block is a simple block using half square triangles and rectangles. After doing a google search I sketched out a basket quilt block I wanted to make using my Creative Grids Half Square 4-in-1 Triangle Quilt Ruler.

Handmade Quilted Table Topper - Scrappy Vintage Basket

I chose this ruler because it allows me to make one at a time half square triangles and it's smaller than my other Creative Grids half square triangle ruler.

I learned to make half square triangles many years ago from Bonnie Hunter using the easy angle ruler and this Creative Grids ruler is based on the same concept of using strips of fabric to make half square triangles.

basket quilt block

scrappy basket quilt block

I made four 8 inch basket blocks, added 3 inch sashing which included a pieced heart quilt block in the center. The first border in white is 1.5 inches wide and the floral second border is 2.5 inches wide, making the finished size 26 x 26 inches.  I'm showcasing it as table topped but did include corner pockets on the back  if the buyer prefers to hang it on a wall.

                        scrappy basket quilt

corner pockets for hanging

Scrap Crazy 6 Templates

scrap crazy 6 templates

I was able to create 6 inch finished blocks with the 4 acrylic templates in this set, using odd shaped scraps in my stash.

This set of templates was designed by Karen Montgomery, I was really intrigued with her video introducing the scrap crazy ruler set. It's really one of my favorite tools for making scrappy projects.

The crazy patch 6 inch blocks were used as the center square in my scrappy 12 inch star blocks. Again I used the 4 - in -1 half square triangle ruler to create the  3.5 inch star points.

scrap crazy 6 star quilt block

scrap crazy 6 star quilt block

Scrap crazy 6 star quilt block

The fabrics used for both projects are from old Denyse Schmidt collections, I love the vintage and retro looks of the beautiful bright prints.

I loved how both scrappy projects turned out and plan on including them in my 2024 Spring collection for the shop.

Until next time, craft the life you love ❣

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