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Thread: making some scrappy blocks

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    I have made a large number of scrappy quilts. This seems to be to be the most versitile method. It is possible to do it without a foundation, but it is much more work. Any foundation will do. I like to use batting scraps. Others in my guild use paper (which needs to be removed) or cheap, prewashed muslin. You can use orphan blocks, paper piecing errors, and just plain scrap. A block may have a theme, or common colors, or not. However you do it, have fun. It will go very quickly.

    I try to start with a non-rectanglar piece in (sorta) the middle of my foundation. I generally try NOT to have everything I add be a rectangle.

    Put 1st 2 pieces on foundation
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    I can use pieces that were errors in a paper piecing project.

    Fill the whole foundation. I generally go 1/4" past the foundation to allow for my seams.

    Adding presewn bits
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    back of foundation
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    Block one,
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    Looks like a lot of fun and absolutely no stress! Thanks for sharing.

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    Other blocks

    block 2
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    more blocks

    another block
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    and another
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    Very nice!

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    I love scrappy, thanks for sharing your how to - beautiful colours in your collection too!

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    Would this work using used dryer sheets like I've seen mentioned before? All of my dryer sheets get tossed in the same bag, I must have a whole grocery sack full of them.

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    As you can see, I like mine to have a lot of variety and lively colors. Other people prefer theirs to be in a single color family. Your foundation blocks don't have to be square. Triangles, hexagons, diamonds and strips are also commonly used.

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    Wow! I like that! I'm making some throws so I'll have a bunch of scraps to use. Thanks!

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