Friday, July 4, 2014

RSC Sampler - Stripes

Here is a quick and easy string block to go with our Starz from earlier today.
To leave a little wiggle room, start with 7 inch long strips of red fabric.  Cut them in random widths from between 1 and 2 inches. You will need somewhere between 5 and 9 depending on how wide they are.
Sew the strips into pairs and the pairs into quads and continue until all of your strips are sewn together in one big block.  Press the seams to one side.  If you can, leave wider strips on each end to make it easier to square up.
Double check to make sure your block is at least 6.5 inches big.  If not, add more strips until you get a big enough square.
Trim to 6.5 inches unfinished and enjoy!


Sheila said...

A good way to use up those skinny string. I think I'll sew mine on a 6.5" piece of paper.
I can imagine a quilt of these string blocks made in rainbow colors. Then sew the blocks together, rotating every other block ... or simply sash all the blocks with white fabric.

Deb A said...

Oh -that might be the perfect thing for the pile of strips that are not a 'usable' size. Oh boy.... no, must not start something new =) Would that be considered cleaning up a pile on the floor if I just start sewing them =).

Kate said...

Another fun block that should almost assemble itself.