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Scrapbuster Block Tutorial

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. =)

Comments (34)

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

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

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

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

  • cute block! It's cheery and happy! 🙂

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

  • Love this one too. 🙂

  • Very cute!

  • Love it!!!!

  • Love the pillow! Great idea to use scraps 🙂

  • love it!

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

  • Adorable! Thanks for the pattern!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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"…

    • Natalie, I think if you read the directions carefully your block will measure 12.5″ as instructed in the tutorial.

  • Lovely!

  • 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!

  • 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.

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  • 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!

  • I LOVE this! Thank you!

  • I love this block thank you so much!

    Look I made one!


  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 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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