First up is a tutorial. I am swap mama in a swap and while researching tutorials i missed one on scrappy uneven string blocks. so i decided to try to make one myself in the bottom of the post you can find it as a PDF file
First a normal piece of white paper.
Draw the block and make your stripes how you like them
Number from the middle to one side
repeat on the other side
Find your scraps (and iron them)
Align your center piece. Use needles to keep it in place and as markers for the lines
add another layer of fabric and follow the line between center and number 2 piece (here the pins come in handy since they guide you where the line is) remember that the pretty side is down! and remember to keep room for seam allowance
turn around after pinning and sew the line, remember to start ½ an inch outside the block!
Turn around and cut down seam allowance to 1/4 inch
turn the fabric and press it gently
You are now ready for step 2
Turn around and put in 2 needles marking the next line
find your fabric (i used scraps fro another block to make some fun
Align after the needles (remember seam allowance)
Stitch the line and repeat the pressing procedure
Keep sewing like that until one side is done
flip the block and do exactly the same on the other side
Once done youre block will look like this:
Press it all gently and then remove paper
Press again and then go put the ruler on. My block is supposed to be 6"
Dont forget to check if youre having the ruler inside the area that you actually stitched!
Cut and youre done!
My Dear firend Naomi from down under did a little magic amd made a nice pdf file you can download:
scrappy tutorial PDF