Valerie Nesbitt shows you how to turn those scrappy bits into this traditional 9-patch block and quilt.
Valerie was inspired by a picture of a traditional scrap nine-patch quilt on the front of a calendar. She realised that she could turn those little 2″ x 5″ braids into one too.
Valerie suggests strip piecing and then sub-cutting as this gives a more precise set of 3 squares, which in turn gives you perfect piecing.
The nine patch blocks are then set on point with a plain square separating them. This gives a calmer look to the quilt. Then you add the setting triangles to sew the diagonal rows, which again Valerie guides you through.
Valerie refers to the fact that she had used the 2″ x 5″ scraps in a braid quilt. You can see enjoy this braid workshop by clicking here.
Valerie is the founder and Creative Director of justhands-on.tv , as well as our very own ‘Queen of Scrap’. She founded Creative Quilting, a quilt quilt shop in Hampton Court, where she still teaches to this day.
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