Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Day 10: Bustin' Some Serious Stash

Tonight's block comes to you courtesy of Little Miss Shabby. I modified her Stashbuster tutorial for string piecing. Instead of cutting out a million itty bitty 1.5" printed squares (bless anyone who has the patience for such madness), I made foundation pieces for string piecing instead.

Stringy stashbuster

The stashbuster block is one of my favorite blocks I've seen tutorialized on the Internet. It's not super-fancy, it doesn't require any special skills, templates, or supplies, and every variation of it I've seen so far looks pretty darn good.

I made one a few years back for a bee, when a bee mate gave us free reign with her fabric.

Scrapbuster Block

If you like this block, be sure to check out Stashbuster #2, a composite of #1. I haven't tried block #2 yet, but it's on the bucket list. ALSO on the bucket list is a quilt full of alternating Stashbuster #1 and 2 blocks. I'll get there someday.

If you decide to string-ify this block, be sure to dig to the bottom of your string barrel for the teeny tiny pieces and scraps that you can't bear to throw away. They're pretty perfect for filling up the 1.5" wide foundation paper.


  1. This is a very interesting block.

  2. Thanks for the link! I've been cutting up some fall fabrics that I've had for ages and do have some 1.5" squares. This will help so I don't go crazy trying to make another postage stamp quilt!

  3. This is so cute, Megan! And I absolutely love that Stashbuster #2 block - awesome!! Especially with the dark gray sashing....