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Thread: Scrappy quilts, love them or hate them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyPhillips View Post
    Sometimes people put the scraps in a large paper bag, then just reach in and get one, sewing it onto the last piece. That is difficult to do when you are a matchy-matchy kind of person, or one who does not want two blues together or two greens together. I love scrappy quilts that others have made, and, yes, they do seem old fashioned.
    I got that idea from "Crumb" quilting from http://quiltville.blogspot.co.uk/200...bs-crumbs.html and made this, and a few others, lovely quilts for Project Linus, and me and the kiddiewinks loved them
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    Is there any consensus regarding what is a "scrappy," what is a "controlled scrappy," and what is not scrappy at all?

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    My vote would be for controlled scrappy. I have to have some sort of color order going on. Just can't put a pale pink nursery print next to a screaming orange batik. Feels like what nails on a blackboard sounds like, if that makes any sense to you.

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    I love scrappy's they call me the queen of scrappy I put them together, the only time I change a piece of fabric is if it is the same color as the one I am attaching it to.

    I love that I can take ugly fabrics and make them look prettier/nicer in a scrappy. And I like to make up a design as I go.

    Sometimes there is no way to avoid two fabrics the same going next to each other but as long as it is not a constant I don't worry about it.

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    I have never made a scrappy quilt, ever!!! I have lots of scraps and fat quarters and all different yardages to make a scrappy quilt, but I wouldn't know where to begin. I am taking a class and have to bring my own fabric, scrappy, and I have a huge paper sack full of all different fat quarters. I couldn't tell what would work together so I'm taking way too much. I am in awe of people that make scrappy quilts!! I would be overwhelmed, like I am right now planning on this class.
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    I totally love scrappy quilts. I balance the colors and values within each block, so putting them together is a breeze. Plus, I usually make more blocks than I need, so I can make changes if I want to . Or not!
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    I haven't bought a pattern or kit in so long -- most of my quilts are scrappy -- I am in the middle of a plaid/stripes scrappy quilt that I bought most of the fabric for for $30 - $20 at a garage sale and another $10 spent on really nice plaid or striped shirts at Goodwill. I am in the process of cutting the pieces for the first set of blocks (61 of them) then I will hunt in my stash for two other fabric colors to make the connecting blocks - don't know if I will actually purchase fabric for that part or go totally scrappy - time will tell. I love the look of scrappy quilts and they can be given to anyone for any occasion!

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    Not a fan of scrappy at all, although some of the controlled scrappies are OK.

    I just do not like what to me is the messiness of the scrappies.

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    Maybe the 'definition' of 'scrappy' should be clarified?

    To me, 'scrappy' means 'mostly made from smaller odds and ends of fabric that have accumulated - none were larger than a FQ'

    I don't think 'scrappy' necessarily means 'random'

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    Attachment 377179i love scrappy quilts- without them the scraps would turn my sewing room into a 'little shop of horrors' here is one i made one block at a time- a technique i use often
    and here's one that i did - surrounding (theme blocks) with scrappy components to turn it into a quilt- i think both ways work out well- without worrying about too many of any one color causing (unbalance)
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    Love your scrappy quilts. Is the first one a flip and sew?

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