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Thread: What do you call a scrap quilt?

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    Senior Member Gilla's Avatar
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    I have heard that term all over, but I am not really sure what it means. If I were to use my scraps, I would not wind u with an acceptable quilt. It using leftovers from other work?I have always started new and now I have oodles of leftovers, none of which match.

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    Scrap quilt can refer to any quilt made from a large variety of fabrics. Typically these are left overs from other projects, but not necessarily. The fabrics in scrap quilts don't have to match, that is part of their charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Great place, and explanation ;-)

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    Scrap quilters are generally not that into matching everything. If they don't seem to go together, cut them smaller...that was the advice I recieved early on from a very experienced quilter. She also told me to start with patterns with quite a bit of background fabric showing to get used to mixing my scraps. The third bit of advice she shared was to throw the scraps in a paper bag and pull out one at a time if you have trouble putting 2 fabrics together that just don't seem to play well together.

    Lastly, if none of the above hints appeal to you, share your scraps with someone who will cherish them.

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    everything goes together in a scrap...and it matches!

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    You think it doesn't match but once it is all together it ends up looking great

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    Who cares if it doesn't match. It is a quilt, you aren't getting dressed. Learned this from Mary Ellen Hopkins.

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    You can add a neutral or another color to tie everything together. I love scrap quilts. If scrap quilts aren't your thing, you can always donate the material to organizations who can make them into quilts for various charity groups.

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    I love scrappy quilts!

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