I'm so excited to have a great turnout for this challenge! Let's make use of our scraps together!
I'm writing this tutorial in two posts, one right after the next. And I can't take any credit for this technique - it's been around for years. I first saw it on "Simply Quilts" taught by Billie Lauder, but she started with bigger squares.
Start with two 3 inch squares of fabric, place right sides together. Sew a quarter inch seam on either side:
Cut into three equal pieces, each 1 inch wide:
You'll have two units with two strips sewn together (press seams to darker fabric) and two single strips:
Sew the two single strips to each strip set, again pressing toward dark fabric:
Place the two strip sets together, right sides facing, so that the seams line up:
Go to Part 2.