The 15 minute fabric tutorial is a delightful guide that encourages you to dive into your bin of fabric scraps and create something new and exciting. The tutorial is all about free piecing, a technique where you sew together various sized scraps of fabric to create a new, usable piece of fabric. The focus here is not on making a square or a rectangle, but rather a unique piece of fabric that can be used in other projects. Whether that is a quilt or something else entirely!
The tutorial is a step-by-step guide that starts with grabbing a handful of fabric scraps. You sew one piece on, press it open, and then continue adding more, all while keeping in mind to add angles and not just straight lines. The tutorial stresses the importance of pressing your pieces as you sew them on, ensuring smooth and flat seam allowances.
The best part? You don’t have to line up your seams! The tutorial encourages you to sew at odd angles, trim off the bits that stick out, and keep adding to any edge that you can. The aim is to create a usable piece of fabric, not necessarily a perfect square or rectangle. Once you have a piece that’s about 7 inches, you can cut it into any shape you like.
The tutorial is peppered with tips and tricks, like how to deal with wavy edges and how to add more pieces to make even bigger blocks. It’s a fantastic way to use up those scraps and create something entirely new, all in just 15 minutes!