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Thread: Scappy Quilt Question

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    I would pair a random light with a random dark and make a ton of HSTs. Then play with a design to use them!! Before you know it you will have enough to make something.

    I've had fun doing the color selection by putting fabrics in a brown paper sack and just reach in and pull one out. You can put your lights in one bag and darks in another bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    Try this site for inspiration: http://quiltville.com/

    Bonnie has tons of free patterns on the right hand side.
    I agree. Quiltville.com is a wonderful site to see lots of beautiful scrap quilts. Bonnie also has written 3 or 4 books that might assist you in getting started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    Try this site for inspiration: http://quiltville.com/

    Bonnie has tons of free patterns on the right hand side.
    I agree. She has wonderful scrappies and shows others also. Her patterns aren't difficult.

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    ETA: I'm currently in love with this scrappy, By Izy. SHe has hints and instructions on pg 23...

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-152842-1.htm[/quote]

    Wow!! That is a great quilt! I see some of my scraps in there! lol This is how I like to make my quilts...everything but the kitchen sink!
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    You guys are the Best!!!! I have SO many ideas for a Scrappy now! I cannot wait to get going on it!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

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    that's how I did my first scrappy. I thinks it looks better when you don't put a lot of thought into which piece looks better next to another, you just pick pieces from your pile no matter what size,shape, or color

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    I have always wanted to do a scrappy quilt. Just how do you decide how to start it? I have seen some gorgeous quilts and want to use half triangles. Do you start with a theme of color or just sew it up until it's done and see what you get? I don't know why i am having such trouble getting started with this. I have the scraps but no pattern ideas. Any advise?
    I usually make log cabin quilts from my scraps, so I cut them into 1.5" strips and separate into lights and darks. (Some of the mediums wind up in both groups.) Eventually I go through the 1.5" strips and cut them into the lengths for a log cabin block (1.5", 2.5", 3.5"...9.5"). These get stored in silverware dividers that I got at Wal-Mart. When I'm ready to start the quilt, I just pull out the pre-cut pieces and start sewing. I don't try to control what fabric goes next to another, except by value.

    This post shows my sorting system: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-23612-1.htm

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    I am doing a scrappy Bargello, it was a free online pattern. good luck.

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