Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Scrappy as compared to Scrap quilts >

Scrappy as compared to Scrap quilts

Scrappy as compared to Scrap quilts

Old 06-22-2019, 03:57 AM
  #11  
Super Member
 
juliasb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Waterford Michigan
Posts: 6,002
Default

I do scrap or scrappy quilts dependent on which box they come from. I have a couple of bins that are only cotton scraps. I do not cut any pieces from FQ or larger pieces of fabric for a scrappy quilt. I also have another bin that contains scraps of poly/cotton blends and garments that have a similar texture. That would leave out thinner fabrics. I also have a bin that holds scraps to be used for crazy quilts. Those are a mix of anything from cottons to lames. Right now that batch is getting to be rather large. For me the fabrics in the latter two bins has to be in good condition.
juliasb is offline  
Old 06-22-2019, 12:32 PM
  #12  
Power Poster
 
Jingle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Outside St. Louis
Posts: 37,218
Default

I love scrappy quilts and have not used twenty or more pieces.
Jingle is offline  
Old 06-22-2019, 01:40 PM
  #13  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Mableton, GA
Posts: 10,484
Default

I love scrap quilts, scrappy quilts, scrappy-ish quilts. I am always drawn to them and make my fair share.
Stitchnripper is offline  
Old 06-22-2019, 04:51 PM
  #14  
Super Member
 
1screech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,811
Default

I don't mind scrappy but I hate the term "cheater Quilt". A friend of mine said it did not sound nice and I should call them "Convenience quilts". I love that term and it sounds so much nicer.
1screech is offline  
Old 06-22-2019, 07:13 PM
  #15  
Super Member
 
leaha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ky. USA
Posts: 2,789
Default

I always enjoy seeing scrap, scrappy quilts, and I have tried, really tried to make one, but I am just too matchie matchie, the closest I have come to a scrap quilt were the two Amish log cabins I made.
leaha is offline  
Old 06-23-2019, 03:25 AM
  #16  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Posts: 2,771
Default

Mish-Mash quilts kind of says it all. I love scrappy mish-mash quilts, but have a hard time making one as I'm too matchie matchie for my own good!
lindaschipper is offline  
Old 06-23-2019, 05:58 AM
  #17  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,857
Default

folks have called them stash-buster quilts. also if they are scrappy but mainly one color field ( such as everything has a touch of brown) just call it 'the brown quilt'.
klswift is offline  
Old 06-23-2019, 08:01 AM
  #18  
Super Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Ballwin, MO
Posts: 3,445
Default

I think 'scrappy' works pretty well. It indicates it isn't a true scrap quilt (made of actual scraps of fabric originally used for another purpose), but that an effort was made to make it look like a scrap quilt. You could call it 'contrived scrappy,' if you want more clarity of meaning.
joe'smom is offline  
Old 06-23-2019, 09:27 AM
  #19  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Posts: 9,375
Default

I love to make scrappy quilts and I do have a lot of left over fabrics from making a quilt and I just put the scraps in a bin and when it is full I just sew away for myself and use a simple pattern. That works for me
Jordan is offline  
Old 06-23-2019, 11:37 AM
  #20  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Live Oak, Texas
Posts: 6,133
Default

To me scrappy is trying to use all the leftover fabrics small to a yard left over from any sewing project. I have what I call my scrap bag and when it gets full enough I try to find uses for them. I call them scrappy because they come out of my scrap bag and do look scrappy but very pretty. As my DGM would say, Wast not want not.
crafty pat is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Ditter43
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
9
06-22-2012 11:51 AM
Rachelcb80
Main
127
11-07-2010 02:56 PM
rcmehenry
Main
18
11-01-2010 02:30 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.