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Thread: HELP!!! Who's afraid of scraps???

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    Super Member thequilteddove's Avatar
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    As I complete projects, I've been taking the remnants & cutting them in to various sized strips (mostly 2 1/2") and 5 1/2" blocks... I want to make 'something' from all this crap (I mean scraps) but nothing matches! How does one decide on a quilt pattern for this stuff!?! How does one take a bunch of unrelated/fugly fabrics & bring them together to create something beautiful (or it least something SOMEONE may want)???

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    Add one constant color fabric to the mix. I usually use a white or light color to blend the scraps together in block. Pinwheel, Snowball, and Log Cabin make great scrap quilts.

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    In my 9 patch I wanted the most varied variety of diffret fabrics I could come up with. Nothing matches block to block but the two fabrics within the blocks match. I love the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    In my 9 patch I wanted the most varied variety of diffret fabrics I could come up with. Nothing matches block to block but the two fabrics within the blocks match. I love the results.
    What a great idea, I wouldn't have thought to do that.
    Another reason I love this site so much.

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    Using a dark color with the scraps can give a quilt an amish look.

    In a 9 patch, you can use the darks on the corners and center and lights for the rest for another look.

    Or look at other patterns that use light and dark fabrics to draw out certain aspects of a block :D:D:D

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    Love it!!! How large were your pieces to make the 9 patch?? It looks so comforting :D

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    Sometimes for inspiration I will google and look at the pages of pictures that come up :D:D:D

    http://images.google.com/images?sour...ed=0CBsQsAQwAA

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    In my 9 patch I wanted the most varied variety of diffret fabrics I could come up with. Nothing matches block to block but the two fabrics within the blocks match. I love the results.
    That's what I would do too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Using a dark color with the scraps can give a quilt an amish look.

    In a 9 patch, you can use the darks on the corners and center and lights for the rest for another look.

    Or look at other patterns that use light and dark fabrics to draw out certain aspects of a block :D:D:D
    I get so much info on here.

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    I love your scrappy quilt. Someday I want to make one too.

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