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Thread: Need your opinion on scrappy quilt fabric

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    Senior Member MoMiMi's Avatar
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    All my quilts are scrappy, but usually within a color scheme. Fall colors, pastels, etc. To me there is nothing better than to use up what you have. Wierd, I know. I also like to use fabric from cast off clothing, or a special shirt that no longer fits. I guess it is also very "green" to reuse and cheaper.

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    The smaller the pieces, the more diverse the pieces you can throw together and it will look great. I usually make log cabin quilts with 1" finished logs, and I use all my scraps in them. The only rule is separating lights from darks, and if it's medium it may be used in both spots.

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    I like "ORGANIZED" scrappy :) It would bother me to have a concentration of fabric in the same area or the same fabrics touching...but that's me! :)

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    I think all of mine have been scrappy. I think its fun, and SO much cheaper!!!!! Just dont worry about it, it will be beautiful.
    I do simpleones, like a 9 patch with all 30s, made like a checkerboard with whites. Does that make sense, first cup of coffee, lol!

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    Thank you everyone for your comments. I may dump my fabrics in a brown paper bag and just pull fabric randomly. Actually I am planning to use Bonnie Hunter's Pineapple Blossom and keep the center color the only constant fabric. Wish me luck.

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    lots of luck... i recently re-discovered Bonnie's quilt site... am currently trying to "use up" from a huge stash (an entire wall) and am beginning with "cutting the strips" from the large scraps..keep us posted!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Diane819
    Thank you everyone for your comments. I may dump my fabrics in a brown paper bag and just pull fabric randomly. Actually I am planning to use Bonnie Hunter's Pineapple Blossom and keep the center color the only constant fabric. Wish me luck.

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    Small world my hubby and his family is from Middleboro!

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    Scrappy is just that.....Scrappy without much thought or consideration to the usual rules of selection.
    I got a jelly roll in a swap and made a tube quilt. I sorted by light/dark or light/medium so there would be some contrast. A little by color but not toally. Even put some fabrics in that I would not otherwise use such as letters and pictures.....It worked great. I believe the success is not obsessing over it too much. Toss the fabric down and shuffle them up and bit and then go for it.

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