Sunday, November 15, 2009

More uses for scraps

Do you still have a few fabrics in your scrap bag? Pieces as small as 4" squares are ideal for making half square triangles for use in quilts such as "Swallow Finale".

You will need one background 4" square and one colored 4" square. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the background square. With right sides together, match the background square with the colored square. Stitch two 1/4" seams, one of each side of the drawn line. Cut on the line and open to reveal your two half square triangle blocks. Press seam allowance toward the darker fabric. Trim to 3-1/2" x 3-1/2".

You can order your own "Swallow Finale" pattern for $5.00. Just say, you saw it on my blog. (Info for ordering patterns on my website --

Happy Stitching!

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