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Scrap Fabric Delight

Every quilter I know has a stash of fabric. We pick up fabrics that speak to us or remind us of a trip or are our favorite color. When I picked up my October 2011 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, I loved the cover quilt. Designers Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison of Bonnie Blue Quilts did an amazing job of pulling together lots of scraps and framing the blocks with a classic blue print in Star Formation. 

Do you like making scrap quilts? Do you let yourself go and put all types of fabrics together? Or do you control the craziness by only picking scraps in a few colors?

I’m headed to the sewing room to start picking out fabrics for my next scrap quilt.

3 Responses to “Scrap Fabric Delight”

  1. I love making scrap quilts. I make them both ways. As the creator/manufacturer of Quilt Patis, I have quite a stash of these temporary plastic foundations as well. When I bring home a piece of fabric I immediately cover at least on Quilt Pati and store them together in a basket or plastic zippered bag (for taking with you to the store). I also recycle usable parts of worn out cotton clothing this way. This is beneficial for small projects, charm quilts, or “shipping swatchs”. Half of your work is already done and you feel like it free project.

  2. I looked at the websites several times a day. I am trying to learn how to quilt. I have many disadvantages, my eyes see sometimes and sometimes not, have a hard time cutting straight.
    I have made a baby quilt a queen size quilt and a twin size and lap quilt. I have made them all from fabrics I have had around the house.I need vey simple and precise instructions of how to cut fabrics. I am good at putting colors together and I do love color.

  3. I just love scraps and am always on the lookout for more. I often find fine scraps of quilting fabric at yard sales, flea markets, and thrift stores to add to my collection for just pennies. It is irresistible to me to pick them up whenever I see them. When I do a quilt project, I sometimes try to challenge myself by using unusual color combinations. I am always surprised and pleased with the results.

    Jennifer Schifano Eutsler