This is how I work on a project that is very scrappy.
For this 10 inches block, I need:
Print fabric cut into: 4 - 2.5" X 6.5" rectangles
4 - 2.5" squares
(In this case I have 2 different prints. So, I cut 2 of each shape in each color.)
Background fabric: 9 - 2.5" squares
|First, I cut the required pieces and keep them together (2 rectangles, 2 squares, and 4 background squares per unit.)|
Time to decide on the block lay out.
|I put the pieces on a large ruler next to my sewing machine, when I like the lay out, I sew the units together.|
|I keep the units attached so they don't get lost in the "mess." |
I have all 4 units needed for 1 block attached in a line.
|Finally, I have a few blocks together, just to check if it is going well.|
Even on a block like this one that the center square is added as a partial seam, I can assembly line them without having to cut a lot of the threads.