Saturday, April 1, 2017

Strippy Scrappy Thread Cone Block




Scrappy Strippy Large Thread Cone Block
6 and 1/2" block unfinished

Hello!

I have been a member of this scrappy fun for some time and enjoy the inspiration
so I thought I would drop in and post my tutorial for this scrappy string block.

I have been trying to use up some of my overflowing stash of strips.

Where do they all come from?

I think they multiply like spring bunnies in my scrap jars and boxes.


Last weekend I improv pieced a bunch of red thread spool blocks for the


This month is "Multi-Color" Month
so I gathered a handful of small multi-colored strips
to figure out how to duplicate the 


Large Thread Cone Block

Cutting:

Threads:  
3/4" to 1 and  1/2"  assorted multicolored strips

Background:  
Two 2" by 5 and 1/2" strips white
Two 1 and 1/2" by 5 and 1/2" strips white
Two 1 and 1/4" squares
Two 1"  by  4" strips white
Two 1" by 2" strips white

Cone:
Two 4 and 1/2" by 1" strips gray
One 1 and 1/2" by 1"  strips gray


I sewed the strips randomly together, 
pressed in one direction
 and trimmed the center of my cone to
3 and 1/2" by 5 and 1/2" 

My multicolored scraps are random and uneven strips.
so the resulting thread looks "wonky"
like my variegated threads.

I am also using various scrap strips of a favorite gray and background white 
to make this block.



 This is what I had when I started to sew.


I sewed one the corners of the top of the cone 
and pieced the spool strips.


Cut the side pieces and sewed them to either side of the cone.


Sewing tip:  finger press to find the center of each piece and 
align the centers when sewing on the top and bottom.


Sew on top and bottom of cone.


Trim square to 6 and 1/2"

I hope you enjoyed my block tutorial today.

If there is enough interest, I will post tutorials for the other thread spool blocks here
as well as on my blog.

Happy strip sewing!