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What is Scrappy Quilting
What is a scrappy quilt? It is a quilt that is made from a large number of
fabrics. It is the opposite of a quilt that is carefully planned in
advance, with the fabrics usually being purchased at the same time.
Most of the quilts made today are scrappy quilts. I believe this is for a
couple of reasons. First of all, quilters love to buy fabric. It is
probably one of the favorite parts of the quilting process.
Fabric has become very expensive. When quilters go to the fabric store, it
is like going to an all you can eat buffet. You want to try just a little
bit of everything. As a consequence, you end up buying a half yard of one
fabric, and a half yard of another fabric.
Quilters are also good
shoppers. When they see good quality fabric at yard sales and thrift
stores they buy it. Then they have to put it all together.
Most quilters have a large amount of fabric
in their homes. It is called a "stash." Scrappy quilts give you the
opportunity to use many fabrics in the same quilt. Most scrappy
quilts are easy to make. Intricate piecing is hard to see when you use a lot of
fabrics. Hence most of the blocks on this site will be oriented toward
This site is dedicated to scrappy quilters, and taking those bits and pieces of
fabric and making beautiful quilts. Welcome Scrappy Quilters!
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Did You Know...?
When sewing two fabrics together, put the seams on the underside
that you can't see pressing down, and they won't flip up.
One of the great
things are quilts are the warmth and comfort they bring to people.
With quilting we have the opportunity to give of our time and our
hearts to other people.
Here are some of the
opportunities to quilt for charity.
- Children and Baby Quilts for hospitals and
- Quilts give to children rescued from domestic
and other violence
- Tactile quilts for the blind
- Wheelchair quilts for the elderly.
There is always the need and the
place for a quilt!
How to Store
Storing a large amount of fabric, in all shapes
and sizes, can be challenging.
Here is how I do it. I store my larger
pieces on some shelving that I purchased at IKEA. I have found that if I
fold it more like a FQ, I can see each print more clearly than if fold it a few
times a lay it flat. You are able to see the pieces much more clearly.
Smaller pieces I keep in baskets. I fold
them into small rectangles, and arrange them by color.
When I am down to very small pieces, I cut them
into strips. I cut my strips either 1 1/2 inches wide, or 2 1/2 inches
wide. Then I separate them into paper bags by color. You can cut them any width you like, but these are the sizes I find
Whatever system you use, your quilts will look
better if you can find all your fabrics. Also, be sure and keep your
fabric out of direct sunlight so it won't fade.