Saturday, April 16, 2011
Little Squares Tutorial
Let's not think about that...how about we make some tiny squares instead? OK, you are going to need a bunch of fabric for a scrappy look (or just 2 fabrics...it would make a really cool checkerboard). You can cut any width but for this tutorial I cut 1.5 inch strips. Lots of 1.5 inch strips. I cut most of them selvedge to selvedge. Don't cut the selvedges off, you will cut them off later.
***Here is an important tip. Keep in mind that if you have an odd number of strips when you flip them to sew them all together you will get one dumb looking center of the same fabric throughout your little squares. That may or may not be important to you.
**Notice that I keep all my selvedges at the top of my piece. That way I know what side I am to begin with and all that stuff. You will cut them all of in a minute so don't frett yet.
So cut the strata in more strips of 1.5 inches
So put your little pieces together but make sure you alternate the direction of your seams so they will butt right up against one another.
Does that make sense? I will do a couple more later to show you what they all look like together, but now I need to go drive my husband to work. Isn't that nice of me?