Scrap Quilt Patterns

Scrap quilt patterns are among some of the most popular here at FonsAndPorter.com! Stemming from the early days of quilting, scrap quilting originated from scarce resources and limited funds. Resourceful quilters wanted to make sure they got the most they could from ever piece of fabric they purchased with their hard earned money (especially since early quilters were often using old linens, worn clothing or other materials that they thought could still be useful to their family in some other way – like a scrappy quilt top!). Scrap quilting also appeals to a wide range of quilters – from modern quilters who use their scraps to make an improvisational wall quilt to traditional quilters looking to make popular quilt patterns like a Dresden plate or coin quilt. It can also be a way to commemorate your own quilting history. After all, each of those scraps have come from a different quilting project you’ve worked on! They may have even come from friends or family – making your next scrap quilt that much more special.

Grab your scrap bucket and one of these scrap quilt patterns and get started on your next scrappy masterpiece today!

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Rock Around the Block Scrap Quilt Project

Jack’s Chain is the traditional name for this formerly challenging block. Nancy McNally redesigned it to make it easier to piece. This project is Fat Quarter Friendly. Rock Around the Block digital pattern Size: 43¾” × 56″ Blocks: 12 (11¼”) blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Nancy McNally, visit our Designers page.  

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Forever Yours Scrap Quilt Project

If you can make a triangle-square, you can make Cathy Wierzbicki’s fabulous quilt. It’s also a great design for using those lovely batiks in your stash. This project is Fat Quarter Friendly. Forever Yours digital pattern Size: 60″ × 72″ Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Cathy Wierzbicki, visit our Designers page.  

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Compass Scrap Quilt Project

We love this original quilt block by Patricia Freiburger. She says she was just “doodling on graph paper” looking for inspiration to use her wonderful batik collection when she came up with this design. This quilt pattern is Fat Quarter Friendly. Compass digital pattern Size: 93″ × 93″ Blocks: 25 (14″) blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn…

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Woven Rings Scrap Quilt Project

Cut and sew strips, and then watch the magic begin as interlocking rings form. You can make Christina McCourt’s quilt from any small-scale fat quarters in your stash. This project is Fat Quarter Friendly. Woven Rings digital pattern Size: 42″ × 54″ Blocks: 12 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Christina McCourt, visit our…

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Rings of Freedom Scrap Quilt Project

An asymmetrical layout gives this traditional design an updated look. Our instructions call for fat quarters, but you can make it scrappier by digging into your stash or trading squares with friends. This patriotic quilt is Fat Quarter Friendly. Rings of Freedom digital pattern Rings of Freedom quilt kit Size: 60″ × 82½” Blocks: 88 (7½”) Split…

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Cogs Scrap Quilt Project

Gather twelve favorite small print fat quarters to make this Rolling Stone quilt. Designer Leila Gardunia used an assortment of charming vintage fabric prints for her crib-size quilt. This project is Fat Quarter Friendly. Cogs digital pattern Size: 38″ × 50″ Blocks: 12 (10″) Rolling Stone blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Leila Gardunia, visit our…

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Churning Nine Patch Scrap Quilt Project

Designer Scott Alan Flanagan combined reproduction prints and batiks in two beloved blocks — the Churn Dash and Nine Patch quilt blocks. He says, “The Churn Dash is one of my favorite blocks, and I made it more intricate by piecing the center section.” This quilt is Fat-Quarter Friendly. Churning Nine Patch digital pattern Size: 64″ ×…

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Kjestin’s Legacy Scrap Quilt Project

Designer Krisanne Watkins named this quilt in honor of her great-great-grandmother, Kjestin Marie, who crossed the plains with a handcart, and who also enjoyed making quilts. “I feel a connection to her because I also love to make quilts,” says Krisanne. Using a set of Tri-RecsTM acrylic templates makes quick work of cutting the triangles for this quilt.…

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Spinning Shoofly Scrap Quilt Project

This is definitely not an old-fashioned shoofly quilt! Cassie Galt used contemporary prints anda bold accent color for her updated version combining two simple quilt blocks. This project is Fat Quarter Friendly. Spinning Shoofly digital pattern Size: 90″ × 90″Blocks: 100 (9″) blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Cassi Galt, visit our Designers page.…

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To a T Scrap Quilt Project

The T quilt block is a traditional design that looks great in any fabrics – reproductions, batiks, brights – and is often seen in vintage two-color quilts. Your name doesn’t have to be Trudy or Tom to enjoy this quilt! This project is Fat Quarter Friendly. To a T digital pattern Size: 67″ × 76″ Blocks: 42…

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Hidden Gems Scrap Quilt Project

Designers Doris Brunnette and Trina Kirkvold made this quilt of Gem quilt blocks for Doris’ first grandchild, Gemma. All you need is six fabric prints and two accent fat quarters to make one for the little gem in your life. This project is Fat Quarter Friendly. Hidden Gems digital pattern Size: 36″ × 45″ Blocks: 18 (9″)…

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Twirling Hexies Scrap Quilt Project

Need a great pattern for using up those medium- and large-scale prints you’ve been saving? Try Nancy Mahoney’s quilt design using hexagons and trapezoids. This quilt pattern is Fat Quarter Friendly. Twirling Hexies digital pattern Size: 63½” × 80¼” Blocks: 59 (10″ × 11½”) Hexagon blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Nancy Mahoney, visit our…

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Scrap Gathering Scrap Quilt Project

Designer Lynette Jensen created another stunning quilt in Scrap Gathering, and the triangle-squares and flying geese units are easy to piece. You may be able to use scraps you already have for everything except the borders and binding. This challenging quilt is worth all the work and will leave you feeling accomplished and visitors astounded. Size:…

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Stars are Brightly Shining Scrap Quilt Project

If you’d like a fresh perspective on a holiday-themed quilt, Wendy Sheppard’s quilt is what you’re looking for. She used a unique palette of fabrics to make familiar building blocks — star points, triangle-squares, and square-in-a-square units. Get the Stars are Brightly Shining quilt kit! Get the Stars are Brightly Shining scrappy quilt pattern! Finished Size: 90″ ×…