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Old 02-16-2012, 08:44 PM
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Question Scrappy Quilts

What makes a scrappy quilt scrappy? Is there a minimum number of fabrics required to make it scrappy?
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:02 PM
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Not at all. Any quilt which uses many different fabrics is scrappy---as opposed to a quilt which uses only a few fabrics all in the same positions in the blocks. (Right?)
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:00 AM
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Right. Think of a Tumbler quilt. Tradionally, there is only one of each fabric in the quilt.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:33 AM
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If I made it out of my scraps, its scrappy!! Of course that means lots of fabrics.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:30 AM
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Our quilt guild has a rule for scrappy quilts entered in our quilt show. There have to be at least 20 (or maybe it is 40....I can't remember) different fabrics before a quilt can be classified as scrappy. Has anyone else had a number attached to what makes a quilt scrappy?

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Old 02-17-2012, 05:40 AM
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I don't have a number of fabrics or a minimum. For me it where the fabrics came from.... if thy came from my scrap bin , its a scrappy. I will add that to make it into my scrap bin... generally .. the fabric piece is under 2 inches in width of fabric.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:36 AM
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If you make every fabric in the quilt different from every other fabric (in other words, each fabric is only used once), then the quilt is called a Charm Quilt, no matter what the pattern, although they are usually all done as a One Block pattern.
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