Image by: The Quilting Compound
Here’s a great idea for your excess fabrics from past sewing projects. We want to recycle and reuse them as much as we can instead of throwing them away, so I am sharing this lovely tutorial I found on Youtube by The Quilting Compound. She made a quilt jar block from fabric scraps, and it turned out so beautiful! Read on to learn the step-by-step instructions. Happy sewing!
Start with 5-inch wide strips or you can just sew different widths of fabric as you will just trim them later on into a 5-inch wide and 7-inch tall block. Use the same colors of fabric for each block for a more cohesive look. Sew them together, then press the seams.
Make the 4 corner squares from the white fabric. These squares measure 1 1/2 and 1 1/2 inch squares. You will sew half the triangle of the white square to the corners of the 5-inch wide block diagonally to make the bottom of the jar. Do the same for the other side and the top part. Press the seams down.
For the lid, cut a piece of fabric measuring 2 7/8″ long by 1 1/4″ wide. Then the two white squares for the ends to make a 5-inch long strip. Sew them together, then fold the seams.
Pin the lid into the top of the jar, then sew them together. Once done, press the seams. You need 25 jar blocks for the quilt.
Cut 7 3/4″ x 2″ strips for the latticework. Sew on the right side of the jar then press. For the bottom lattice, 2″ x 2″ square, and for the cornerstone 5″ x 2″ strip. Sew the two together and press. Once done, sew to the bottom of the jar block. Then continue until you have all the jars. For the border, use 2-inch strips all the way around.