Scrappy Quilt Projects
Pixelated Diamond Wall Hanging
Careful placement of scrappy blocks that are half dark prints, half light prints creates a large diamond shape. When you take a step back, the small squares in the diamond give it a pixelated look.
Polka Dot Palooza
Mix polka dots and swirls in scrappy circles framed by polka dots for a playful wall hanging. Pops of red-orange balance the otherwise black-and-white color scheme.
Simple Sashing and Rectangles Quilt
Make a scrappy yet orderly quilt using aqua, lime, and cocoa print fat quarters. Aqua tone-on-tone sashing and binding tie together fabrics.
Columns of Color
Columns of bright prints stand out against darker prints for a dramatic quilt. Black squares in the centers of the columns give the columns a braided look.
Showcase a collection of your favorite fabrics, whether vintage or new, with a fast, simple quilt. In the spirit of the thrifty 1930s, mix in pieces from your scrap basket to add more variety.
Wheel of Fortune
A scrappy circle composed of a variety of blues and greens is the standout of this project. A fun border of smaller spheres and arches continues the rounded motif for a table topper with a whimsical look.
City Lights Quilt
Combine rectangles and dark sashing and borders to create a quilt design that resembles a skyscraper with windows aglow.
Don't stop with the quilt! Use up all your scraps in a bedroom a makeover that includes a matching pillow sham, bedskirt, and valance.
Floating Boxes Quilt
For a striking, fresh take on modern quiltmaking, piece together blocks of bright fabric and frame them in a stylish sashing of pieced rectangles.
Diamonds are Forever
Squares and triangle-squares join forces to create the diamond pattern that appears on this warm and cozy quilt. Although dark and light fabrics are used randomly, deliberate rotation of the blocks is the secret behind the striking design.
Metallic glints in the Asian-inspired fabrics add subtle sparkle to this throw-size quilt, which combines fusible appliqué with three sizes of hourglass blocks.
1930s Scrappy Wall Hanging
Scrappy Charm Squares
Like shortcuts? A charm pack is perfect for this scrappy table topper’s 2-1/2" squares and narrow strips.
Scrappy Table Runner
Careful color placement of rich navy, olive, brown, and red is key to creating this three-block table runner of hourglass and Flying Geese units.
Gather up all the polka dot prints you can find, then combine them to make a bright and colorful throw.
Modernize a traditional Hourglass block with batiks and seemingly random strip sets. Look closely and you'll see that there is indeed rhyme and reason behind the blocks in this energetic quilt.
Scrappy Kaleidoscope Table Topper
An unlikely plaid creates an abstract circular illusion around the center Kaleidoscope block. Chose high-contrast prints for the asymmetrical borders to give your quilt a scrappy quality.
Cranberry reds, sage greens, and rose petal pinks combine with a range of neutrals to create an appealing pattern in this simple bed quilt.
Scrappy Floral Applique Table Mat
Raid your stash to make this table mat and matching mug mats. Add a personal touch by finishing this project with large, hand-quilted stitches.
Many Trips Around the World
A simple square reaches new heights of grandeur in this antique quilt. With more than 5,200 pieces, the project is a testament to the quiltmaker's skillful color placement and use of scraps.
Chevron Table Runner
This easy table runner design will take you through the whole year. Tone-on-tone fabrics for the diamonds and fewer multicolor or large prints help the chevrons stand out.
1930s Doll Quilt
Triangle-squares rotate this way and that to create the overall diamond pattern. A variety of feed sack prints are held together visually by the use of a single solid blue fabric.
Past and Present
Use the strong graphic prints of the 1800s in this easy-to-piece contemporary quilt. Dark blue and neutral-color reproduction prints in a wide range of hues, scales, and geometric patterns take us back to the Civil War era.
Dash of Pink
Classic pink and brown prints hearkens back to Civil War days.
The bright yellow print in this circa 1900 quilt provides a pleasant backdrop for the colorful pieced stars. Diagonally-set blocks are easily constructed with simple squares and rectangles.
Fat-Quarter Floral Throw
Make a gardenlike quilt using Nine-Patch blocks and 9-1/2” floral setting squares. Use a variety of fat quarters for a scrappy look or use fewer fabrics for a controlled look.
Keep fabric swatches for your next quilt project close at hand in a charming "scrap" book. In your tote bag or your glove box, it will be a handy book to carry on your next trip to a fabric shop.
Make sure your passion for quilting shows-even at your desk! Save those bits of fabric and turn them into a customized mousepad that tells your story.
Use your fabric scraps to stitch these Courthouse-Steps style blocks and the strip-pieced sashing and border. Solid black in the block centers and inner border unifies the quilt's scrappy design.