Make This Checkerboard Quilt And Watch Fabric Stash Turn Into Beautiful

Checkerboard Quilt A Perfect Stash Buster

Even fabric stash is fun to look through. Each piece still showing the beauty of the original fabric. What a great thought that those leftover bits and pieces can be transformed into something as beautiful as a quilt. Make this Checkerboard quilt to do just that.

checkerboard quilt with black and white striped border

Cutting the squares and deciding how to place them. Each square will finish at 1.25 inches x 1.25 inches. Strip and chain pieced to your heart’s content to create 16-patch blocks. it’s much quicker to piece the 16-patch blocks using a simple strip set technique which eliminates the need to work with tiny squares.

checkerboard quilt block 16 patch blocks

To get an idea of how to get started, you will need 4 strips of fabric – 2 solid and 2 printed fabric strips – each fabric strip measuring 8 inches x 1 3/4 inches.

checkerboard quilt pattern

Repeat times 100 or for as many blocks as you need for your quilt. Each block measures 5 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches including seam allowances.
checkerboard quilt pattern made with stash
Despite the small patchwork pieces this checkerboard pattern came together really well.

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