Do you love scrap quilt patterns? I don’t think I even need to tell you that we do. We love them so much, we have a magazine titled after them – Scrap Quilts! We have a lot of scrap quilt patterns to share with you including, free quilt patterns – 3, in fact – that are available as 1 quick and easy download.
Fons & Porter Associate Editor, Diane Tomlinson, fills us in on a bit of scrap quilt history in her blog, Got Scrap Quilt Patterns? She mentions that historically, scrap quilts were made from frugal leftovers from garment sewing. Did you know that? She also discusses a bit about crazy quilts from the same time period.
So, perhaps you’re a regular scrap quilter, but your scraps take over the room while making those quilt-in-a-day patterns and you could use a way to collect them while quilting. Or, maybe making your next quilt binding out of scraps sounds like a great idea to you! Well, I put together a Tip Tuesday blog with these and 5 more unique ideas for your Fabric Scraps and your Scrap Quilt Patterns.
If you’re looking for ideas on how to better organize your fabric scraps (I’m always on the lookout for tips like these!), Quilting Daily and Lynn Harris, scrap quilter and quilting author, have some great recommendations for you. Lynn organizes her scraps by color, print, shape and genre. It’s really easy once you get an idea of how the process works! Plus, it saves you time when rummaging through your scraps in the future.
Have you ever used your scraps to repair your damaged quilts? It’s an incredible technique that can restore your treasured and keepsake quilts to their former glory. Jennifer Perkins shares 10 Top Tips for Fixing Grandma’s Scrap Quilt with McCall’s Quilting. Get a free quilt pattern download for the Diamond in the Rough quilt while you’re at it! Restoring heavily loved quilts and making new quilt – lots to learn here!
If you’re the type of scrap quilter who has made so many scrap quilts it feels like there aren’t any left, or you’re just starting out and you’d like a little more direction, give Scrap Quilts with Bonnie Hunter a try. This course is perfect for those who want to learn block techniques, have a love of scraps, and want to learn many of the hints, tips, and tricks that Bonnie uses in the classroom. It’s all about block construction with this course. The final quilt is up to the imagination of the maker, but only after scrap quilter extraordinaire, Bonnie Hunter, has led you through 6 different projects, step-by-step.
I could go on and on about scrap quilts! I think they’re tons of fun and economical, which is important in today’s quilting world. There’s a lot of information here, so take your time and get yourself some free quilt patterns!