How to string piece scrappy blocks (video)

Live Simply Pillow detailGot lots of leftover strips or Jelly Rolls?

Aren’t sure what to make with them?

Then we’ve got a fun little video tutorial for you today!

String piecing is a fast, fun way to transform your stacks of strips into beautiful quilts and more, like this Live Simply Pillow (above) from Sew This and That!. All you need are strips and a foundation to sew the strips onto—you won’t believe how quickly you can make multiple blocks!
By the way, strips of different lengths work for string piecing, as do strips of different widths. And if you sew your seams a little wonky, it just adds to the charm! Take a look-see at how simply you can start string piecing in this string quilt-block tutorial:

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Make just four string-pieced blocks and you’ll be ready to put together your own Live Simply Pillow (with or without the embroidery, your choice!):

Live Simply pillow
Sew fun to make!

You’ll find many more fast-and-fun projects to create in Sew This and That!, such as:

Spring Garden table runner
Spring Garden Table Runner—the pattern is designed for charm packs!

All Squared Up tote
All Squared-Up Tote—showcase your collection of favorite fabrics in mini form.

Sweet Stuff Pouch
Sweet Stuff Pouch—a cute zippered clutch for all the little things you want to keep close at hand.

Confetti table runner
Confetti Table Runner—Log Cabin fans, this one’s got your name written all over it!

See more from Sew This and That! >

We hope you enjoyed our little string quilt-block tutorial!

Have you ever tried string piecing?

I’m new to string piecing, never knew about it before!

I’ve sewn a string here and there.

I’ve been stringing along for quite a while now!

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