Monday, May 4, 2015

That Quirky Scrap Quilt (along) - Cutting Instructions

That Quirky Scrap Quilt - 52" x  64"
As promised, here are the cutting instructions for That Quirky Scrap Quilt.  There are quite a few pieces, but I had a lot of fun cutting them out.  In fact, I got on such a roll that I cut out too many squares!  First I ironed each piece of fabric and then decided how best to cut it.  Some of the scraps were just large enough to get the 4 1/2" squares out of and some I could get both 5 1/2" squares and a nice sized 2 1/2" strip out of.  Even if your scraps are big enough you probably don't want to cut out more that 4-6 squares from each fabric.  This will maximize the quirky scrap feel of the quilt.

Note that in the cutting instructions I specify that the 2 1/2" strips should be 22" long.  I choose this measurement because it is the width of a fat quarter (half a width of standard fabric) and is long enough to make four 4-patch units.  You absolutely do not have to have strips this long.  Each 4-patch unit needs two 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" strips and there are a total of 52 4-patches in the quilt.  Just make sure you have enough strips to make that number of blocks.



Cutting Instructions

(104) 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" squares

(20) 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" squares

(32) 5" x 5" squares

(26) 2 1/2" x approx 22" strips  (the strips must be at least 20" long, but I like to have a bit extra for squaring up)


Next Monday I will post piecing instructions for the 4-patch units.  See you then!



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5 comments:

  1. This looks fun! I'm saving your post and hope to join in soon!

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  2. that is a lot of cutting!! I am being quite productive at the moment so am hopeful i can make a start on this. I have a pile of scraps at the ready. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  3. I am going home tonight and looking through my scraps to see if I can get caught up. I have lots of scraps waiting to be used.

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  4. I am going home tonight and looking through my scraps to see if I can get caught up. I have lots of scraps waiting to be used.

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