Scrappy String Quilting Tutorial
First I want to say that I in no way am taking credit for inventing this technique. Last weekend I bought some bags of scraps from my friends at Sharman's Sewing Center and with that purchase I received a copy of this pattern/technique. What I am presenting here is a demonstration of that technique. I don't want anyone to think I'm doing anything shady here.
Then you begin with your foundation muslin. It doesn't have to be muslin, but I'd hate to waste pretty fabric on this part because you won't see it in the end. These are cut in 7" squares and set on point.
Then you take your first strip and place it RIGHT side UP on the center line of your muslin.
Next you select the second strip and place it face down on the first strip which is face up. (I really should get a new ironing board cover--those blue stripes are making me dizzy!)
Then you sew a 1/4 inch seam down the right sides of these two strips sewing them to the foundation muslin.
And press it open.
You repeat the same process with the third strip lining up on the right side of the second strip.
Again, sewing a 1/4 inch seam down the right side.
Continue to repeat this process.
You repeat the same process with the third strip lining up on the right side of the second strip. Until you get all the way out to the corner. Then you flip the square and repeat this process until you get to the other corner and have the entire foundation piece covered.
It should look something like this.
The you flip the entire piece over and this is what it should look like from the back.