Let's Talk Scraps!

The Scrap Quilt Challenge!

Kim Lapacek is hosting the 2016 Scrap Quilt challenge and I am happy to be the designer this month!
Be sure to visit her blog here for more details on the challenge and how to participate.

I love the mixed up sort of disorganized harmony that you get from making a quilt with scraps.


A Scrap is defined is a piece of fabric smaller than a fat quarter left over from a previous project either done by yourself or someone else. (from Persimon Dreams)


I want to share a few tips with you on how I approach scrappy-ness.

  1. Variety makes for movement and an interesting project.
  2. I tend to cut from many fabrics. Then mix them up as I assemble the blocks.
  3. Sometimes I will set up all of the units to be sure things are mixed up well and sometimes I pull pieces randomly.
  4. Paper plates make good sorting tools and keep things tidy when you need to set your project aside.
  5. I organize fabrics by color, yardage amount and style. I sort by low volume, repro, traditional, brights and batiks.
  6. If all of the variety is a bit overwhelming - especially if you are just starting with scrappy projects, limit your number of low volume fabrics. Having a more consistent background can calm a quilt.

That's my take on scraps....just be sure to do what gives you joy.

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Here are some of my favorites....

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Thanks for stopping by!

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