Scrapbuster Block Tutorial

Posted in Uncategorized on Mar 24, 2010

This will make a 12.5″ unfinished block
Cut your fabric as follows:
3.5″ center square
16–1.5″ squares for the first colorful border
2 strips 1.5″x5.5″ & 2 strips 1.5″x7.5″ for the first white border
32–1.5″ squares for the second colorful border
2 strips 2″x9.5″ & 2 strips 2″x12.5″ for the second white border
Sew together the following sets of colorful squares using scant 1/4″ seams:
2 strips 3 squares long
2 strips 5 squares long
2 strips 7 squares long
2 strips 9 squares long
To assemble the block, again using scant 1/4″ seams, begin with the center square add borders to the top and bottom, then left and right.  Repeat until block is finished.
I hope you enjoy this fun little block!  I’d love to see pictures if you use this tutorial. =)

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  1. 1
    Jenny says:

    what a great square. thanks for the info. I hate to throw any fabrics away…

  2. 2
    Mary says:

    LOVE this! I definitely have to give this a try!

  3. 3
    Dena says:

    This is wonderful and just what I need for a swap so thanks

  4. 4
    Elizabeth says:

    Oh! I love it. Filing this away for future reference!

  5. 5
    twin fibers says:

    cute block! It's cheery and happy! :)

  6. 6
    Beth says:

    this is so great! I plan on making a big quilt using this style block with kona charcoal as my solid.

  7. 7
    CJ says:

    Love this one too. :)

  8. 8
    ParisMaddy says:

    Very cute!

  9. 9
    Abbie says:

    Love it!!!!

  10. 10
    Mary Kay says:

    Love the pillow! Great idea to use scraps :)

  11. 11
    eileensideways says:

    love it!

  12. 12
    Theresa says:

    I'm going to do a pair with Halloween fabrics…thanks!

  13. 13
    Michele says:

    Adorable! Thanks for the pattern!

  14. 14
    Jane's Fabrics and Quilts says:

    One of the girls in a bee I am in asked us to make this block, I had such fun making one for her, that I am making one for myself! Thank you so much, I hope you do not mind that I put a link to your blog as I posted the picture on mine.

  15. 15
    True Blue Nana says:

    What a cool idea. I saw it on What kt made next. You could do so much with this. I would make it liberated or wonky. Thanks for sharing.

  16. 16
    Natalie says:

    by my calculations with these measurements, this only gets you 11.5" finished unless your seams are really scant…Is that correct? We are doing this block for a bee and I think we're having trouble getting to 12.5"…

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    Caty says:

    As SOON as I get two seconds to myself when business slows down, I’m all over this like white on rice! LOL! :-) I CAN’T WAIT! Thank you for sharing this pattern, it’s just the stash buster I was looking for!

  19. 19
    Dotti says:

    Great way o tie all those wonderful bits and pieces I have and constantly collect because I can’t bear to discard them. Thanks so much for this and pasttern number two, also.

  20. 20

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  21. 21

    [...] Scrapbuster block tutorial – I’m currently revamping our back room which includes new cushion covers. I have lots of scrap fabrics left over from the hexie pillow I’m working on and this block will be perfect! [...]

  22. 22

    [...] quite productive at the time, but then it ground to halt. It ground to a halt for a reason, the scrapbuster block tutorial. I still very much like the look of this block, but since I began working on it I’ve rearranged [...]

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  24. 24
    Rebecca Cain says:

    We often overlook the simple things in life, and THIS block brings us back to our roots. I love it and plan to make pillows for grandkids using this block. Thanks for sharing. Great!

  25. 25
    Carol says:

    I LOVE this! Thank you!

  26. 26
    frances says:

    I love this block thank you so much!

    Look I made one!

    http://bellybuttonsboutique.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-modern-world.html

  27. 27
    lattegirl40 says:

    Absolutely love your stash buster block!! Thanks for sharing the how!!! I am cutting and pasting and can’t wait to start bust’n my stash!!

  28. 28
    Suzanna says:

    Hi Corey,

    I have loved this block ever since I made it 3 years ago for someone in an online bee, and now I cant wait to ask others to make some for me. I will be linking to this tutorial page, and wonder if it would be alright if I also reproduce your instructions so I can give a hard copy with each fabric pack.

    Thanks very much.
    Suzanna

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    Bonnie Favorite says:

    You are right…I can’t take my eyes off of this block. It’s such a happy pattern. Can’t wait to try it myself.

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