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    Looking for scrappy ideas

    I've got a bunch of small cuts of fabric anywhere from 2.5" to 1/2 yard and all sizes in between. I'm looking for a good pattern that lends itself to scraps. I was thinking possibly a log cabin. That is honestly my only idea haha. Any thoughts or scrappy quilts to share with me? Thanks Joe

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    Bonnie Hunter is totally scrappy. Here are a lot of her free patterns http://quiltville.blogspot.com/p/free-patterns.html
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    there is a scrappy thread in the Challenge subforum - come join the fun!
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    I got past the What?? page when I realized for me, scrappy was color, not pattern. Any pattern you like Just imagine each color as the whole spectrum from your stash.
    It would be interesting to take a quilt you've already made, and like, and remake it in scraps?

    I'm working at precutting down my stash as I won't be able to do that with precision before long...kind of like canning my stash
    Here is an example of my storage, and any Bonnie Hunter quilt is an example of the result.
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    I like Chinese Coins. A strip of a thin old sheet as a base will keep it stabilized.

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    There are so many patterns that lend themselves well to scrappy quilts. Here are a few of mine.

    Boxed Squares
    Tradewinds (or something similar)

    or you could make up your own as I did with
    "Pipe Dream"
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    Bonnie Hunter is totally scrappy. Here are a lot of her free patterns http://quiltville.blogspot.com/p/free-patterns.html
    Thanks those are awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    there is a scrappy thread in the Challenge subforum - come join the fun!
    Thanks, I'll look for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    I got past the What?? page when I realized for me, scrappy was color, not pattern. Any pattern you like Just imagine each color as the whole spectrum from your stash.
    It would be interesting to take a quilt you've already made, and like, and remake it in scraps?

    I'm working at precutting down my stash as I won't be able to do that with precision before long...kind of like canning my stash
    Here is an example of my storage, and any Bonnie Hunter quilt is an example of the result.
    Good idea with the pre-cutting, my scap box is messy lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tranum View Post
    I like Chinese Coins. A strip of a thin old sheet as a base will keep it stabilized.
    I'll look up Chinese coins!

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    @boston1954 those are beautiful thanks for sharing!

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    How about a string quilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by betthequilter View Post
    How about a string quilt?
    I have seen those and they are awesome, im trying to avoid buying any interfacing or anything just working with what I have on hand.

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    You could try Pinterest and just type in "scrappy quilts" and there will be a place to see the images of tons of scrappy quilts. KalamaQuilts--love your organization and like how you have all of the colors separated.

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    There is a site called Quilted Twins that shares dozens of great patterns for scraps. You'll love it!

    https://www.quiltedtwins.com/free-patterns-layout-2 scroll down to the patterns and click on a picture to open the pattern. This site is wonderful!
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    The QB member Tartan posted a wonderful scrappy today if you want to look at it. Looks the me like it is the chisel pattern piece repeated but I could be wrong. Really different and striking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    I have seen those and they are awesome, im trying to avoid buying any interfacing or anything just working with what I have on hand.
    Joe, you could use the pages of a phone book for the foundation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954 View Post

    or you could make up your own as I did with
    "Pipe Dream"
    Fantastic! Lovely! Well done!
    What did you imagine the pipe coming out of? The blue in the lower right corner? Is it a toilet lid, or what? :-)

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    Boston all of your quilts are gorgeous. You used such gorgeous fabrics.

    Joe, you could make 9 patch or four patch, the sky is the limit. I have made some string type quilts as QAYG. Very pretty.
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    I have a scrappy Arkansas Crossroads in the works as my leaders/enders right now. Dozens of 2 1/2" squares and a background fabric. There is a quilt gallery in the pictures section - you can look up just scrappy quilts. If your scraps are 5" square, you can use many patterns written for charm packs by cutting your own. MSQC has several like Falling Charms.

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    Here's one of my favorites - out of The Big Book of Scrap Quilts:Name:  scrappy logs.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishrose2 View Post
    I have a scrappy Arkansas Crossroads in the works as my leaders/enders right now. Dozens of 2 1/2" squares and a background fabric.
    Arkansas Crossroads is one of my favorites too. Here is a great tutorial. http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/...-tutorial.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    I have seen those and they are awesome, im trying to avoid buying any interfacing or anything just working with what I have on hand.
    Do you or a friend use dryer sheets? Instead of throwing those away, use them as the foundation for string quilts. Use the ones that are no longer scented or usable for softening. Also, a person can use phone book pages but, of course, that probably needs to be removed. I suppose the paper might "wash out" in time but I would think it best to remove.

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    Sometimes I just want to sew, sew - so I just sew squares together. To gussy it up, I may then attach appliqué pieces to the top. Very relaxing and don't have to think much.

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    Trailmix uses 1.5" & 2" & 2.5" and I think 3.5"block if I remember correctly. It is a free pattern on Allpeople Quilt. Here is a link to the pattern: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt-...ilts/trail-mix
    Show pictures when you have decided on a pattern and what you did with your scraps....we can all use ideas

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