Here we are with the second post for Scrap Dance Two-Step! I hope you are having fun! If you are just finding this quilt-along, you can catch up with January’s cutting and first sewing steps. The best part of a scrappy quilt along is you have nothing to lose! Get a new quilt by just using up leftovers, and bits in the scrap bins! Now that you have seen January, you know that each month will have two steps to complete. Last month was cutting and sewing the first unit. This month we do a two-step unit.
Step One – For your chosen size, match all the 5-3/4-inch background squares with an equal number of the 5-3/4-inch scrap squares. Draw lines on the background squares, either one in the center (and sew 1/4-inch away on both sides), or this way – two sewing lines 1/4-inch away from the center. I have found it easier to stay accurate with this method.
Sew on the lines (or on either side of a center line). Cut apart down the center between the sewing lines to form half square triangles (HSTs), do not square! Press toward the scrappy side.
Now, let’s Two-Step! Using the HST units you just made, draw sewing lines perpendicular to the seam line on half of the units.
Pair them together again with the other half unmarked HSTs, with the scrappy sides matched to background and nesting the seams. Try to mix up medium and dark values on the scraps.
Sew on the lines (or on either side of a center line).
Cut apart down the center between the sewing lines to form quarter-square triangle (QST) units.
Press seam toward one side, which one doesn’t matter. Then, square to 4-1/2 inches.
February unit – quarter square triangles.
That’s it for February! Here’s your downloadable pdf – Two Step February pdf . The next Two-Step will be March 17th.
George Strait once again, with Fool Hearted Memory for your Two-Stepping fun!
Are you Two-Stepping with us? Or sewing something else? For country fan readers, what’s your favorite Two-Stepping song?