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    I noticed on a lot of scrap quilts there are colors and prints that match and the design looks great. How about a quilt that have NO matching colors or prints. Will that look good? I want to make sure I can make one that will have a lot of different colors and prints before I start it. I really do not want it to be odd or ugly just because it has many colors and prints. Will certain designs help it look good?

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    Scrap quilts are my favorite..i appreciate all the owrk that goes into the patterned ones..i make them too..but there are so many things you can do with scraps, from string quilts, to blocks that don't match!

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    Scrap quilts are my favorite..i appreciate all the owrk that goes into the patterned ones..i make them too..but there are so many things you can do with scraps, from string quilts, to blocks that don't match!

    This is beautiful! :-)

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    I have seen quilts where no two fabrics are alike...maybe at my quilt guild or at a show. Wish I could remember specifically. Go for it. What a great way to use up all those wonderful scraps that just are too good to toss.

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    I made my husband a scrappy log cabin. I used every ugly fabric I could find. I don't think there was one fabric in the whole quilt you could actually call pretty. I put fabrics together that clashed. And I mean really, seriously are UGLY together.

    It turned out to be the coolest quilt ever.

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    I love scrappy quilts the best. I can look at all the different fabrics and tell you where they came from, what other quilt it was in (probably gone to someone but still have a piece of that quilt). Almost like an I Spy quilt but for adults. Have fun with it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by patty48
    I love scrappy quilts the best. I can look at all the different fabrics and tell you where they came from, what other quilt it was in (probably gone to someone but still have a piece of that quilt). Almost like an I Spy quilt but for adults. Have fun with it....
    I actually did two of the ugly log cabins at the same time. One was for a very sick friend. Since I knew he was spending a lot of time in bed I gave him a list of all the "things" that were on the fabrics. He said he found every thing except the wrong side out fabric. I know there were at least two pieces of wrong side out fabric in his quilt. I could find one of them because it was a center but the other one disappeared.

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    I am making a scrap quilt right now. I have used all floral scraps. I am not worrying at all if anything matches colorwise. I am just looking at the patterns (Sampler quilt) of each block and making sure I use darks, mediums, and lights. This will allow the pattern of the block to show through. It is turning out very well... I was SCARED of scrappy until I actually did it!! Now I'm in love with scrappies!! :)

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    Go here: http://quiltville.com/

    It's the only site you need to know anything you want to know about scrap quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Go here: http://quiltville.com/

    It's the only site you need to know anything you want to know about scrap quilts.
    AMEN!
    I have a Spiderweb and all its stringy pieces in my drawer that is collecting dust I work on it here and there from time to time. Hopefully I will get to work more on it after birthday "season" is over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thismomquilts
    I am making a scrap quilt right now. I have used all floral scraps. I am not worrying at all if anything matches colorwise. I am just looking at the patterns (Sampler quilt) of each block and making sure I use darks, mediums, and lights. This will allow the pattern of the block to show through. It is turning out very well... I was SCARED of scrappy until I actually did it!! Now I'm in love with scrappies!! :)
    Nice scrappy quilt block on your avitar! Love it!

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    I usually don't do scrap quilt, but I am making two scrappy log cabins. It has about every fabric in my scrap bin in them...small floral, large floral, paisley, stipes, tone on tones..you name it, it is there, and in every color.
    I'm doing the stright furows, and looking good. I will be posting a picture in a couple days of both of them.

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    Do you have a picture of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    I made my husband a scrappy log cabin. I used every ugly fabric I could find. I don't think there was one fabric in the whole quilt you could actually call pretty. I put fabrics together that clashed. And I mean really, seriously are UGLY together.

    It turned out to be the coolest quilt ever.
    Do you have a picture of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    Scrap quilts are my favorite..i appreciate all the owrk that goes into the patterned ones..i make them too..but there are so many things you can do with scraps, from string quilts, to blocks that don't match!
    I really like the quilt. You made me feel better on using the scraps I have. You just simply used small blocks? How did you do the design?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patty48
    I love scrappy quilts the best. I can look at all the different fabrics and tell you where they came from, what other quilt it was in (probably gone to someone but still have a piece of that quilt). Almost like an I Spy quilt but for adults. Have fun with it....
    I spy? What is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thismomquilts
    I am making a scrap quilt right now. I have used all floral scraps. I am not worrying at all if anything matches colorwise. I am just looking at the patterns (Sampler quilt) of each block and making sure I use darks, mediums, and lights. This will allow the pattern of the block to show through. It is turning out very well... I was SCARED of scrappy until I actually did it!! Now I'm in love with scrappies!! :)
    Can I see a picture of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterjoy
    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    I made my husband a scrappy log cabin. I used every ugly fabric I could find. I don't think there was one fabric in the whole quilt you could actually call pretty. I put fabrics together that clashed. And I mean really, seriously are UGLY together.

    It turned out to be the coolest quilt ever.
    Do you have a picture of it?
    I don't have a picture of that quilt on this computer. I can take one later today. I have to do some work stuff this afternoon and then I can take a pic and post it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterjoy
    Quote Originally Posted by patty48
    I love scrappy quilts the best. I can look at all the different fabrics and tell you where they came from, what other quilt it was in (probably gone to someone but still have a piece of that quilt). Almost like an I Spy quilt but for adults. Have fun with it....
    I spy? What is that?
    You've never played I spy? I spy with my little eye something ...?

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    I try not to use the same fabric twice in my stuff. Check out my stuff. Just click on my name and then click on my posts and you can see the threads I have posted. There are so many ways to use scraps!!

    Check out my web sites in my signature. You can get lots of ideas by checking out people's blogs they list in their signature under the messages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by butterjoy
    Quote Originally Posted by patty48
    I love scrappy quilts the best. I can look at all the different fabrics and tell you where they came from, what other quilt it was in (probably gone to someone but still have a piece of that quilt). Almost like an I Spy quilt but for adults. Have fun with it....
    I spy? What is that?
    You've never played I spy? I spy with my little eye something ...?
    Yes, I did play the game but did not know the quilt. That is interesting.

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    This is a log cabin that I made entirely from scraps.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-23612-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    This is a log cabin that I made entirely from scraps.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-23612-1.htm
    Wow, oh Wow! Thank you so much for teaching me!! What a wonderful idea just simply having the cut pieces ready in the containers waiting. My brain is not funtioning correctly. I guess I did it the hard way by cutting when needed. The quilts are beautiful. Thank you for pictures!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterjoy
    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    Scrap quilts are my favorite..i appreciate all the owrk that goes into the patterned ones..i make them too..but there are so many things you can do with scraps, from string quilts, to blocks that don't match!
    I really like the quilt. You made me feel better on using the scraps I have. You just simply used small blocks? How did you do the design?
    i am trying to locate the pattern now..i save my smallest scraps at 2.5 inches. i save "strings" or strips too..i love string quilts..

    [b]Edited to add, all done with 1930 scraps[b/]

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    Here is the one I just finished from quiltville called string x
    Working on boxy stars now. This is only my sec scrap and hanen`t even made a dent lol
    There is no rym oe reason to these just pull out fabric.
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