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Thread: Mine is always a dumb question

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    Senior Member Monie's Avatar
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    But here goes. Is scrappy mean what ever you have in scraps? Example: I have cut 5" squares from any little fabric I find all different color, designs, can I just connect the squares at random. All the "scrappy quilts" I have seen on the board are gorgeous and all same color and design. Would mine look bad? Some advise would be helpful before I start connecting squares. Lol thanks monie. Told you it was dumb

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    My scrappy quilts come from my scrap bin. I use all colors and use white or off white as accent. I usually use random placement of color. They are my favorite kind of quilts.:)

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    I think scrappy means non matching, as opposed to buying a certain number of fabrics and making every block with the same fabric. I also think scappy can have a unifying fabric tying it all together like my recently posted purple quilt. The squares were very mixed, but the sashing was all the same color. Blocks or strips for a scrappy can be cut from your stash or purchased fabric. It doesn't have to be from a scrap pile. All my opinion and I'm new to this, so I may be incorrect.

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    scrappy to me means anything that is a mixture of fabrics - like when a border is considered "scrappy" because it is made of a variety of fabrics rather than just one. I'm surprised at the "same color and design" comment because I haven't seen that at all. If you join your squares at random they would definately be considered scrappy. You might want to lay them out first though to be sure they don't randomly end up with all dark colors in one section, etc.

    Some scrappy examples:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-57606-1.htm
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-99071-1.htm
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-99071-1.htm

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    I agree that my scrappys are scraps. But I know what you mean about most of the 'scrappy' quilts here -they have very definate colors and patterns. Make yours with any scraps as you see fit and it will truly be from a generation ago.

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    Some of my favorite quilts are just as you describe! My mother made quilts like that, all colors and designs, squares sewn together at random. She always tried to evenly distribute the colors as much as she could. I've made several like that too. They have that old fashioned look that I love.

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    There are no dumb question. Just ones that are never ask .

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    There are NO dumb questions. Many like "controlled" scrappy, others like totally scrappy, depends on you. You can put your scraps in a brown paper bag, pull 1 out, then another and sew together and continue on. It will be beautiful when you're through.

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    Thanks everyone! Just wanted to make sure it would be a nice quilt. I understand to spread out the colors and put white squares as accents. This helps a lot, thanks again. Monie

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    Hi Monie,
    There are no dumb questions. Here is an example of squares randomly put together. I love it. Now it is your turn. Go for it. :-)

    Scrappy squares
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