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    What exactly is a scrappy quilt? I thought I knew - I thought it was where scraps - ANY and ALL kinds - are used - not much rhyme nor reason to it - ok, maybe darks, mediums, and lights - but not necessarily color or theme? Is there a specific way to do them? The one I'm working on I did make sure I am using all florals and using dark ones in the place of dark, etc. but I'm trying to make it so it's scrappy... is there a right way/wrong way - which may be a silly question - ... I just thought.. well, I've explained what I thought... what do you all consider as scrappy?

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    Scrappy quilts are just using up your scraps. Bonnie Hunter is the queen of scrap quilts with 100's of free patterns. Go check her out at
    www.quiltville.com Good luck!

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    Your avatar is a scrappy. I agree, Bonnie has a lot of good patterns.

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    Doing scrappy quilts--especially small ones has taught me so much about value (light and dark) and scale (big to little). So much more fun than a planned scrappy from charm squares or jelly rolls.

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    I love scrappy quilts that most of my quilts have at least 12 different fabrics in them (even if they aren't truely scrappy) I have several that have over a hundred different fabrics in them!!!

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    I love scrappies! agreed Bonnie at quiltville is tops!

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    To me a scrappy quilt is just that.. no rhyme or reason necessarily.. just using up bits I have. No organized color scheme.

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    AGreed, that is the beauty of it! What makes it so fun and relaxing!

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    Scrap quilts (in my opinion) require even more coordination than quilts for which you purchase all new fabrics. It's important to plac e the pieces carefully to achieve a clear pattern - the color and value contrasts are what make it work. The more fabrics you have to work with, the better it looks.

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    Scrappy quilts are my favorites.... but I don't have a stash of fabrics. So I end up buying fabric to make scrappy quilts. Does anyone else do this?

    I have found that I have to be a little fearless in choosing fabrics and resist the urge to be matchy-matchy. Even if I limit myself to specific color families, lots of variety is the key. Once I have a large number of fabrics, more than 40, I can see how contrast and value work together. To me, a pieced scrappy quilt has an energy that can't be seen in one made from coordinated fabrics.

    I can see how quilter's build large stashes-- you end up with lots of leftovers! As soon as I buy fabrc, I'm going to cut them into strips like Bonnie Hunter recommends on quiltville.com so will I use what I have.

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    There are several styles of scrappy! You can do controlled scrappy where you only use certain colors or you can do any thing goes scrappy. I've done both and they all turn out gorgeous.

    I did two log cabins that I used an anything goes light/dark scheme with. I just dumped everything in two bags and used whatever I pulled out unless it was already used in the block. Some of the fabrics in those two quilts seriously clashed with each other but gave the quilts a real vibrancy. Don't be afraid to clash in a scrappy quilt!

    I did a stunning red and ivory star quilt with about 20 different reds for the stars and over 30 different white on white, white on cream, and ivories for the backgrounds.

    I also make a scrappy quilt that is a square in a square block with black sashing. I really play with the fabric combos on that one. It's got 88 blocks so the number of different fabrics is usually well over 100.
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    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projec...jects_ss1.html

    http://www.scrapquilts.com/

    http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...rap_quilts.htm


    Scrappy quilts means use all you have or you can also make a coordinated scrappy quilt using all of one color or several!!!

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    There are sew many ways to make scrappy quilts, but they sure are a good way to get that scrap box more manageable! :lol:

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    Our guild is going to have a strip party in October.
    Ideas for a strip quilt!!!!
    http://www.geocities.com/quiltfrenzy...triptease.html

    Maybe our board can do an exchange :?: :?: :?: :roll: :wink: :D :lol:

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    My Avatar quilt is a scrappy. Just bits and pieces of fabric that I had that wasn't big enough to put into an "organized" quilt... here is the closeup.

    Barb
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    Ok, I believe you all have answered my question - thanks... scrappy is from scraps, if you have enough - if not go out and buy some :), and it CAN be color coordinated, themed, or just - well, scrappy :) I do try to do the hue thing when doing my blocks for our BOM thing we have going here at home/church. Thanks for your responses!!

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    there are lots of members here who collect scraps. why not ask to trade on the 'trade' section of the main page? pick a size that you think people can be comfortable with, say a 6" or 10" square, or a 3.5" x 45" strip. ask for a swap.

    you can be specific, like " i need darks. does anyone need lights?"

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    Here is one of my scrappies! I just love them!
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    Hello
    To me scrap quilts are what ever material you have left for other quilts and/or projects. There isn't any rhyme or reason. Just put your scraps in a bag and what you pick out of the bag is what you use.
    I have attached 3 of my many scrap quilts..... hope this helps you.
    Happy Scrap Quilting

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    scrap quilt !
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    Super Member ScrapQuilter's Avatar
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    here are a couple more of my scrap quilts.

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    Super Member ScrapQuilter's Avatar
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    more scrap quilts
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    scrapquilter--you live up to your name!! Very pretty

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    agreed. very nice!

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    I do a lot of scrappy quilts, I make them from Fat Quarters.
    they are called that because you use so many different materials in them.
    Also they are made from values. Darks, Mediums, And Lights.

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    well ladies you given me an idea for another quilt again an its out of squares i've had cut out for ever i have a habit of cuttin squares out of scrapes an have about twenty thousand squares cut some are 2 1/2''& 3 3/4'' an can now see them going into quilts. A BIG THANKS FOR THE IDEAS

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