Scrap QuiltsIf you're making a very scrappy quilt, cut seventy six 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" light rectangles.
Strip Pieced UnitsYou can strip piece the units if you prefer, even if you want a look that's only somewhat scrappy.
Cut 3-1/2" wide strips of four fabrics in a length that is multiples of 6-1/2" -- plus an inch or so for squaring up. For instance:
- Cut four light fabrics, each 3-1/2" x 21" (it's fine for values to vary slightly, but you want them to pretty much blend together).
- Sew the fabrics together along their long edges to create a stacked strip set. Press seam allowances in one direction.
- Square up one end of the strip set and cut three 6-1/2" long segments from it. Repeat to make eighteen 4-fabric strip sets. Leave four 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangles loose, to sew on individually.
For a less scrappy appearance, create strip sets that are longer, and cut more segments from them. But stop when you've cut eighteen segments of four fabrics, leaving those four 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangles loose.