Most of us have strips or scraps of fabric we can’t bear to part with. If you’re one of those people, quilting a diamond scrappy string quilt might be just the project for you.
Not only do you get to use up all of those scraps you have laying around, but you can easily create the pattern, or an easy template to use to make it!
Take a piece of typing paper 8.5″ by 11″ and cut the 11″ edge to 8.5″, making a square. Fold the square in half on the diagonal. Open the paper.
Using one side where you have a fold line, mark two marks 2-1/8″ from edge on two adjacent sides (draw one dot and the turn the short corner and draw another dot).
Again, this is on one end of where you have the fold line showing. After that’s done, use a ruler to mark a dot 8.5″ from the 2.18″ dot (either one is okay) on the center fold line.
You now have your shape on the paper, including your seam allowance. You can use this to create your blocks!
When you complete each block, you can arrange the blocks to create colorful diamonds. I love the way the finished quilt ended up looking, and I can’t wait to make more!
Check out the video below by teaquilts to learn more about how to make this, then give it a shot yourself!
What scraps will you use for this project?