String Style Strip Blocks:
1. Choose at least 12 fat quarters and trim off the selvage (save for later, or send them to me!)
2. Press the fat quarters and layer them 3-4 on top of each other. Using a ruler along the length of grain (same direction as the selvage) cut strips of various widths. (I cut mine 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2")
3. Choose 10 strips to sew together lengthwise (or enough to make 13" wide panel)
4. Trim the ends even. Cut a 12 1/2" segment and square it up. Cut a 4 1/2" segment to use later.
5. Now cross cut the 12 1/2" square on the diagonal from corner to corner.
6. Flip the pieces as shown in the photo.
8. Sew these units together with the strip in the middle, lining up the points as shown.
9. Trim the corners and square up the block to 8 1/2".
You will have two finished blocks! That's right, one strip set will make two blocks!
I hope you enjoy this fun little method of non-string-piecing-blocks that have the string pieced look.
No waste, no mess, no picking, no bother!
Enjoy every stitch!