Scrappy quilts are so fun to make and are great stash busters, but they require some thought to get the look you want for your quilt! Here are some tips for making a scrappy quilt.

1. Anything goes when it comes to fabric for a scrappy quilt: Select a variety of colors, mix in some stripes, and add both contemporary and reproduction prints. Include some sparkle, making sure about 25% of the medium/dark prints are brighter than the others. Scatter the brighter pieces evenly throughout the quilt.

2. If you don't have a variety of scraps, cut extras of fabrics you do have and trade with friends to get a broader selection.

3. If you desire a calmer version of scrappy, use a single background print rather than an assortment.

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