Many of our donation quilts are backed with flannel. The trimmings from the edges of the quilts accumulate and a person really should do something with them! The pieces are mostly strips several inches wide, sometimes wider.
I try to make use of these for the backs of small baby quilts. Sewing strips together is a fairly efficient use of time and materials.
But even when the pieces are too small to sew together quickly it can be hard to simply discard them. A few hours of one’s time can produce a backing like this:
Composing the individual blocks and watching them take shape can be great fun! Of course, one might wonder how practical it is to devote time to constructing the equivalent of a yard of fabric that could be purchased for just a few dollars!
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