While I was sorting and cleaning the studio, filling the two boxes that Marilyn and Kathy won, I sewed all the scraps to small to save into these Scrappy Crazy blocks. These are 12 1/2 inch blocks, but you can make them any size.
To get started, pin scraps of similar size together in twos. I keep mine in a small basket near my sewing machine to use as chasers when chain piecing.
Here are some of the chasers sewn and pressed. I don’t trim until I am ready to add a third piece, because I won’t know which side I will want to match.
Then I add the stringy pieces to the scrappy pieces until I get “new” fabric big enough to cut my desired size block. Any trimmings 3/4 inch or bigger go back into the mix for the next blocks. There are usually 5-10 blocks in progress.
This box contains the blocks in progress and pressed stringy pieces. Every now and then I give myself a break from “work” sewing and do some slap happy, willy nilly anything goes, piecing. This nets me 2-3 scrappy quilts a year for give away.