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    I have made a large number of scrappy quilts. This seems to be to be the most versitile method. It is possible to do it without a foundation, but it is much more work. Any foundation will do. I like to use batting scraps. Others in my guild use paper (which needs to be removed) or cheap, prewashed muslin. You can use orphan blocks, paper piecing errors, and just plain scrap. A block may have a theme, or common colors, or not. However you do it, have fun. It will go very quickly.

    I try to start with a non-rectanglar piece in (sorta) the middle of my foundation. I generally try NOT to have everything I add be a rectangle.

    Put 1st 2 pieces on foundation
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    I can use pieces that were errors in a paper piecing project.

    Fill the whole foundation. I generally go 1/4" past the foundation to allow for my seams.

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    Looks like a lot of fun and absolutely no stress! Thanks for sharing.

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    Other blocks

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    more blocks

    another block
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    and another
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    Very nice!

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    I love scrappy, thanks for sharing your how to - beautiful colours in your collection too!

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    Would this work using used dryer sheets like I've seen mentioned before? All of my dryer sheets get tossed in the same bag, I must have a whole grocery sack full of them.

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    As you can see, I like mine to have a lot of variety and lively colors. Other people prefer theirs to be in a single color family. Your foundation blocks don't have to be square. Triangles, hexagons, diamonds and strips are also commonly used.

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    Wow! I like that! I'm making some throws so I'll have a bunch of scraps to use. Thanks!

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    Someone else commented that unused dryer sheets MAY cause damage to fabrics in the long run. In my opinion, used ones would work just fine. During the depression, newspapers were used and left in for more insulation. I would not recommend that. I have also used pieces of worn out sheets as foundations.

    This method has been done for as long as quilting has been done. It is not at all new, but it is fast, fun and lively, as well as being environmentally friendly, as we use more of the fabric we buy.

    BTW, you can use flannel, etc, but remember to leave larger seam allowances. The lamb print is a piece of flannel sheet.

    My great grandmother (dead long before I was born) combined hers with no sashings or borders. I prefer to sash and border mine, so I do use some "new" fabric. The back could be another set of scrappy blocks or a regular backing. If you use sashings and borders, they will need batting behind them.

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    Your blocks are very pretty. I love the scrappy blocks. I would like to see it when you finish. Thanks for sharing.

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    Looks like fun! I like the block!

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    Enjoy!

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    I'm also looking forward to seeing the final product. I love scrappy quilts and have enough scraps to cover Dallas, I think :lol:

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    great blocks

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    Thanks for sharing. gonna bookmark this, I have used
    freezer paper on a strip quilt and wouldn't do it again.
    Your blocks are a kaleidescope (SP) of color.

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    Why do you think I make scrappy quilts?

    A different scrappy block.
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    Why do you think I make scrappy quilts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    I love scrappy, thanks for sharing your how to - beautiful colours in your collection too!
    :) :) :) :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    I'm also looking forward to seeing the final product. I love scrappy quilts and have enough scraps to cover Dallas, I think :lol:
    Ditto

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    beautiful blocks, thanks for sharing with all of us

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    Great scrappy blocks! Love your bright fabrics!! :)

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    How fun!!! Love your blocks. Thanks for sharing your photos. :)

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    Beautiful!

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