Clever Beth, at Ruth's Stitchery, demonstrated this template set. It works with layer cakes, 6" strips, or even scraps. Here is what the finished block looks like:
The Scrap Crazy template set comes in to sizes. The larger size makes an 8" block, and the smaller makes a 6" block. I'm using the larger size to make a super-fast baby quilt.
I'm using twenty 10" squares, cutting five layers at a time. The templates come with excellent instructions, so I'll just give you a quick overview of the cutting.
The first cut is on the diagonal, to establish the angled line.
Then cut one "C" template and one "B" template.
Next, cut another "C" template, one "D" template and one "A" template. As you can see, there is very little waste with a 10" square.
Here are my five pieces.
The templates with angled sides also have a cut-off "nub," which is used to line up the pieces perfectly.
Here's another shot of my finished block:
And here is the first quilt I made using the Scrap Crazy Templates. For this one, I used an entire layer cake stack, forty 10" squares. Using all the different fabrics really makes a "busy" quilt. (OK, one of my friends said it would make her throw up. She didn't mean that to be rude, but it IS kind of hard to find a place for your eye to rest!)
That's why I decided to use only ten different fabrics for my second scrap crazy quilt!
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