Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Using Border Scraps on Backing

I've been experimenting with my excess border scraps on my Hunter's Star quilt.  I want to add some blocks to the back of the quilt.  I find that adding blocks to the back of the quilt helps to be able to reposition the backing fabric to not have to use as much.  I could have very easily used square blocks or the same 3 strip border on the backing.  But, I wanted to try out something different and I had my my new smaller tumbler die sitting by.

I positioned the border scraps over each of the tumblers and cut out the blocks with the white strip in the middle.  I did both vertical and horizontal stripe cutouts.  There was even less scraps when I took the time and positioned the next cut "just right"

Here's what I have so far.  I know that it will be horizontal on the backing.  I may need to stitch up a few more strips to match the border so that I can add more blocks.  However, so far, so good.  The mini tumbler blocks went together very fast.

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  1. Cool, looks like big stitches taken across the fabric with fat thread. Bernie

  2. Thanks! That's what I thought too. A big thick ribbon being weaved.

  3. pretty..i am trying to teach myself to sew..but seem to not have much time lately