How to Make Test Blocks Without Wasting Fabric

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An Ingenious Solution When You Won’t Use the Block in a Project!

It’s always a good idea to create test blocks when starting a new quilt. The more complex the design, the more important it is to make a block before cutting into your good fabric. Doing so will tell you whether or not your seam allowance is off, how to press so the block lays flat and more.

But what if you don’t want to waste fabric on a block you may never use? Laura from Sew Very Easy has a great solution: paper towels.

How to Make Test Blocks Without Wasting Fabric

In the following video she shows how to put a block together using paper towels and the many benefits of doing so. Just choose a sturdy brand that won’t stretch or shred (full sheet Viva paper towels have a cloth-like texture and are perfect for this).

Click here if the video doesn’t play on your device.


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