I chain-pieced these tiny triangular corners with 1/8" seam allowances and smaller stitch length. The chained triangles could have decorated the Christmas tree! But I really wanted to do something creative that came from my mind's eye. I decided to see where I could go with what I had.
Piled on the cutting mat:
I pressed them open but did not trim them. I cut 2-1/2" strips (of some lovely dark blue fabric I had near me) on a 45 degree diagonal (so the dark blue fabric edges would be on the straight of grain). I sewed the triangle units to that (green lines)as in the photo below:
I trimmed them all to 2 inches square. I got 72 little blocks to work with. Sewing the units together with some sashing strips and cornerstones gave me this 26 inch by 14 inch table topper that I will quilt another day.
Thanks for visiting. What do you do with your scraps? Do you save only a certain size? How do you store them?
Tiny ones go into a 24” square dog bed for shelter dogs.
2 inches are a little tiny for me....but 3inches and up...I'm good to go. LOL! Lately with all my odd scraps I tucked them into a pillowcase to use as a dog bed.
Good plan. How do you keep the tiny scraps from shifting around?
Another quilter helping our furry friends!
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