Thursday, 27 September 2018

Teeny tiny piecing - but oh so cute!!

Have you seen the scrap busting sewalong that Sugar Bowl Crafts are running at the moment?  If not maybe you should check out the #scrapbustingsewalong over on IG.  It's a great way to use up some of your scraps with the added bonus of a challenge each week.

Week 1 was how many squares can you fit in a 5" block - the answer for me was 100!  And I am totally in love ....

This was done by using interfacing to stick the squares too and then sewing along the columns followed by sewing along the rows.  I didn't have any gridded fusible so I used some dressmaking interfacing from years ago, which kind of worked but is a bit rough and ready.  I now have some gridded fusible and want to make another one or two or three ....

Week 2 was how many triangles can you fit in a 5" square?  I got all my bonus (scrap) HSTs out but then had to clear the decks to do something that actually pays the bills!!

Week 3 was Log Cabin blocks and although technically I am late, a new challenge is released each Thursday, I am going to call this done for Week 3 ....

Again I am totally in love!!  So much so that I knew before I had made this that I would want to make more so drafted a FPP template in EQ7.  I have it available as free pdf download so if you want to go teeny tiny to then the template is all done for you!!

Click here to download the Foundation Paper Pieced Template for cut&alter 5" Log Cabin - please do let me know if you have trouble downloading this because I am never sure whether I have done it right!

If you do use this then I would love to see what you make so be sure to tag me @cutandalter and use #cutandalterpatterns

Now I have to go and see what this week's challange is ......


  1. This is a very cool challenge! What a great way to use up all the small pieces laying around. Will you go back and do the week 2 triangles?

  2. What a great challenge, I can see why you are enjoying it so much. The log cabin is lovely but I can never resist a rainbow. Enjoy this weeks, I'll look forward to seeing what you make.

  3. I downloaded and it look fine. I’m wondering how the 5” stash blocksbusts your stash but it may! I’ll have to check it - I love what you are doing.

  4. Thanks for the template Abigail. The timing couldn't be better - I'm supposed to be making some small pieced sampler blocks for a Quiltcon charity quilt and don't even know where to start. Your blocks look great and make it seem worthwhile to hold onto all those small bits. I don't usually go to the trouble of making bonus triangles but I look forward to seeing what you do with yours if you go back to it. I may change my mind after all.

  5. The color play you've got going in this one is terrific. Thanks so much for sharing - I do love tiny work. It downloaded just fine for me. :)

  6. it sounds a great challenge, but this would cause me such a headache!

  7. Such a great challenge and cute pieces!!

  8. the download worked great... thank you for the template :-)


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