Scrappy Quilts With Free Patterns
Made from scraps
I have a love for scrappy quilts.
For the most part, the fabric I use in my scrappy quilts, are left over scraps from planned quilts, fabric exchanges with friends and even pieces from used clothing. I always use 100% cotton.
What I like most about scrap quilts is the fact that I don't need to worry or stress out so much over everything matching. I also like the fact that I am saving lots of money by using what I already have. This makes me really happy as I can continue creating quilts at times when I don't have the extra funds to be purchasing fabric.
Below I have included some scrappy quilts with patterns.
My Smokey Mountain Stars
Quilt Block Patterns Using Scraps From Your Stash
Free Patterns And Blocks
The internet is a great source for finding scrappy quilts with patterns included. That means more dollars saved.
Smokey Mountain Stars
One of the easiest star quilts you can make. Not only easy but lots of fun as well. Can be made from scraps on hand or from pieces of men's cotton shirts. A good source for cotton shirts would be the local thrift shop.
Not So Much of a Trick Quilt Pattern
The quilt block is made from two different types of quick-pieced units.
When assembling this quilt be as scrappy as you want to be.
Scrappy String Quilt Instructions
Put your scrap materials together in a great scrappy string quilt.
Friendship Scrap Block
This quilt has 12" blocks.
Grandma's Favorite Quilt Block
Easy to make with 10" square finished quilt blocks made up of four pinwheel units.
The same background is used throughout in the example. Pinwheels in the four corners of the quilt block also include two blue fabrics, one darker than the other. The light blue is repeated at the block's center.
Perfect cuts every time, when aligned with a cutting mat
Tools Of The Trade
My well used tools of the trade are:
Rotary Cutter and Mat: Having a rotary cutter allows you to cut strips and pieces very quickly. A cutting mat is necessary when using a rotary cutter. It will protect your table and your blade. I generally use a 18" x 24" mat.
A clear Acrylic Ruler: To measure fabric and guide the rotary cutter.
Sewing Machine: Much faster and easier than hand piecing.
Straight Pins: I would really suggest using rust proof pins.
Iron and Ironing board: I do a whole lot of pressing as I am piecing.
Needles: That are sized for cotton fabrics (70/10 or 80/12)
Scissors: It’s good to have a pair that are only used for fabrics
Seam Ripper: My ever useful handy dandy can't live without tool
I Spy With My Little Eye
I Spy Quilt
A Scrappy Quilt For My Granddaughter
I do purchase quilt pattern books from time to time. Just can't help myself, love the eye candy. However, I would rather spend my hard earned money on fabric and other quilting tools that are a necessity. But it does make me happy when I find scrappy quilts with patterns on the internet.
My absolute favorite scrap quilt I made was called "I SPY". I did purchase the pattern for this quilt I made for my granddaughter. I used a solid fabric for the triangle pieces and the hexagons were made of novelty fabrics. The pattern packet consisted of a 3 1 /2 inch diameter Hexagon template, a triangle template as well as the piecing directions. The name of the pattern is: Come Quilt With Me " I Spy" (I Spy Hexagon Template 3 1/2in).
Just have Fun And Create.
Indulge in reducing your scrap material and create a lovely quilt!
The Jelly Roll Race video that I have posted down below..Is a whole lot of fun.
In the video she used a Jelly Roll that she had purchased.
But you don't need to buy Jelly Rolls. You can make one from scrap out of your scrap basket..
If you are a quilter than you probably have a scrap basket..
Jelly Roll Race! A Quilt Top in Less Than an Hour!
More Quilting Fun !
- How To Make A Charm Quilt
Charms can be created out of scraps of fabric, swaps with friends or you can purchase packs of charms. A charm quilt can be made as a memory quilt using pieces of fabric that are dear to your heart..say pieces of your baby's clothing or from your wed
- Applique And Quilts
Applique is beautiful to be sure. Consisting of a background fabric of which shapes are placed upon and stitched down.Sun Bonnet Sue was a really fun project to applique. I made this as A block of the month.
- Fat Quarter Quilting Using Free Patterns
A fat quarter is not what it sounds like. A fat quarter is not a quarter yard of fabric. A fat quarter is a pre cut piece of fabric that has been cut to measure 18" x 22".
Scrappy Quilts With Free Patterns
I use left over scraps from planned quilts, fabric exchanges with friends and even pieces from used clothing. Which means great savings.