Have you ever found that you have made one too many quilting blocks for the quilt you are making? Many of us have had that happen. We then have extra blocks that do not fit with any other quilt hanging around. What’s a quilter to do?
Things to do with extra quilt blocks
They are beautiful, whimsical, elegant, and they do not go with anything…or do they? Those extra quilting blocks left over from that gorgeous quilt you just finished need a home:
1. Pin Cushions
Small quilting blocks make great pin cushions to use or give as gifts. With the block wrong side out, sew a backing to it, leaving a hole for turning it. Gently reverse the block to where the outside is showing, stuff it well, and stitch the hole you have left closed. Finish it off with one or more buttons in the center.
2. Wall Hangings
One beautiful quilt block can make a magnificent wall hanging. It will look great in the room where the quilt is used. To make it look a bit more substantial, add a backing and light fill.
3. Pot Holders
Medium-sized blocks can be turned into pot holders or hot pads, with some padding and Insul-Bright backing to keep the pot holder safe with hot things.
Large blocks can be used to make wonderful pillows for use with the matching quilt or simply as decorative touches for any room.
There are so many creative uses for extra quilting blocks!
If you’d like some further creative inspiration, take a look at our other blog posts.