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Old 10-18-2013, 08:01 AM
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I am wondering if any one knows of a good scrappy quilt making book, so many scrap quilts give yardage and I would just like to find something easy and fun to make out of my real scraps! I have made quite a few already but get tired of doing the same ones over and over. I see a lot on here say I wil remember that and guess what! I can't remember.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:05 AM
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Bonnie Hunter's website has a lot of free patterns...
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:32 AM
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Mary Johnson's site also has a wonderful selection of scrap quilt instructions.
http://www.maryquilts.com/
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Scrap Quilt Sensation by Katharine Guerrier is a great book!
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:29 AM
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One way of making easy scrap quilts from any pattern is to sort your scraps into color groups. Then take a quilt with two or three predominant colors and use scraps of that color. This is a planned scrappy. I usually add one color that is not scrappy like the creme or make sure the cremes I use are very close. this helps tie it together. also you can use a nice print as a boarder and pick up in the colors in the border by using scraps in the center. The top quilt with the orange and blue is an example of that. I use paper piecing to use up smaller scraps. Two three and four are examples of using color groups and the last three have yardage of military fabric plus a Kona black, pink or red added to tie it together.
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There is a tute on this board using adding machine paper to sew small scraps on 3 x 1/2 inches. Those strips can be sewn together and used as fabric.
http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...er-t56940.html
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There is a tute on this board using adding machine paper to sew small scraps on 3 x 1/2 inches. Those strips can be sewn together and used as fabric.
http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...er-t56940.html

Picture 5 is made using Anita Grossman Solom's book rotary cutting revolution no waste pinwheels.
http://www.amazon.com/Rotary-Cutting...ing+revolution

some of the quilts above were made using books. pictures 2 and 3 (same pattern) and picture 6.
http://www.amazon.com/Another-Bite-S...d_bxgy_b_img_y

http://www.amazon.com/Schnibbles-Tim...d_bxgy_b_img_y

I did have to adjust the patterns as I did not use 5 or 10 inch squares but some FQ or smaller and a bag of small scraps. The books would work better if you cut your scraps into set sizes like 5 in. or 10 in. squares. I am too lazy and only cut them when I need them.

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I have a couple of books using 2 1/2" strips and 1 using 5" squares. Both very scrappy...sorry I don't remember the names of the books they are at home and I am not. Look on amazon for 2 1/2" strip quilt books and nickel quilts and lots of books will be listed.
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I have been trying to use up my scraps. I just start sewing scraps and not worry about what matches what. A controlled scrappy is a different thing all together. My aim is to use the scraps.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:31 PM
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There are lots of scrappy quilt books out there. I have several.
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