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Thread: Need Guidance on Making a "Controlled-Color" Scrappy Quilt

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    Super Member quiltinghere's Avatar
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    I like 'organized' scrappy! can't help it.

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    For a controlled scrappy, maybe use all your scraps of the same color family for modified Log Cabin Blocks. Then, to give the quilt a 'unified' look and a place for the eye to rest, use one sashing that contrasts with your scrappy blocks. Maybe off-white. Also, use one fabric for cornerstones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MomtoBostonTerriers
    I'm a new quilter and LOVE scrappy quilts. I can decide in 2 seconds whether I like a quilt or not, and that is based solely on the colors in the quilt. I prefer scrappy quilts that have some type of color theme.

    Can you share your advice to create a scrappy quilt that looks like it has a color-theme or is color-unified? (Did I just make up those words?) I've seen photos of scrappy quilts on this board and obviously you know what you're doing!
    Try quiltville.com My Blue Heaven is all blues, but you could make it any color set

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    Stay with one brand of fabric, such as Kona or Moda or one of the others. They use the same dye colors for all their fabric so it is color matched. The variety of prints and solids from one company is the best way to keep from going off in all directions and use one color pearl cotton for the embroidery to either blend or make a statement.

    Carol J.

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    you can make any quilt scrappy. What you do is divide the number of pieces of each color an make that scrappy of the same color family. for example if you need 100 two inch squares in blue, do 10 sets of 10 different blues. works great.

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    Shelbie, thank you, thank you for your comment. Do you know that I've never really thought about using those little dots as a guide for matching other fabrics. Wow...my brain must be on overload all the time (wink). Thanks again.

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    someone told me that if you have 20 or more scraps they all go together - Somehow it tricks the eye - I have a friend who does scrappy quilts by just picking up the next piece from her box - scrappy quilts were make do type quilts and people used what they had - good luck

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    I have a friend who makes the most wonderful scrap quilts. She says you need at least 60 different fabrics to make a scrap quilt. She puts the pieces (she sews strips into a strata and cuts them into triangles and makes squares) and her only rule is that she just makes sure there aren't two alike next to each other. The strips are various width so she doesn't have to worry about matching seams.

    Marie M.

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    What is a Scrappy Quilt? I'm new. Is this the same as buying the charm packs?

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    I sort my scraps and match to a the main color fabric. The lady who own the LQS that I work at, has plastic boxes with scraps sorted by color. Wish I has the room to do that.

    Hugs.

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