How to Make String Blocks Using Fabric Scraps

How to Make String Blocks Using Fabric Scraps | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: MerryMabelMarket on YouTube


String blocks are so fun and easy to make because it follows no specific or precise pattern and you can build it however you want. This is also a great project if you have a pile of fabric scraps and you don’t know what to do with them. You can learn how to do this block by reading the written instructions down below and watching this easy-to-follow video tutorial by MerryMabelMarket on YouTube!



  • 10-inch squares for the backing of the block
  • Fabric scraps
  • Border fabric
  • Needle and thread
  • Fabric pins
  • Scissors rotary cutter and a cutting mat
  • Iron, for pressing
  • Sewing machine


Step 1

Cut the backing fabric into 10-inch squares or cut more if you want a bigger quilt, then cut a 2½-inch strip from your border fabric, and lay it right side up at the center of the backing’s wrong side. Grab a strip of scrap fabric, then lay it on top of the first strip with their right sides facing, and sew them together on their matching sides. Press the fabric open, then keep adding more strips of fabric to the side until the very last corner is covered making sure to press as you go, and proceed to add fabric strips on the other side of the block until completely covered.

Easy String Blocks Sewing Tutorial Using Fabric Scraps
Image credit: MerryMabelMarket on YouTube


Step 2

Repeat the same process with the rest of the backing blocks, then cut and straighten the edges to make a square, and lay them out however you want. Once you’ve decided on how or which direction the blocks would go, start to pin the blocks together so you don’t confuse them later, then sew them piece by piece, and make sure to press the seams open. Add the border around the sides of your quilt, then quilt however you want, or leave it as is, and you’re done!

Easy to Make String Blocks Using Fabric Scraps
Image credit: MerryMabelMarket on YouTube


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How to Make String Blocks Using Fabric Scraps

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