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Thread: Scrappy Quilts

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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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    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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    Right. Think of a Tumbler quilt. Tradionally, there is only one of each fabric in the quilt.

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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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    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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    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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    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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