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!

Just Because Quilt

Just Because Quilt

Alene Bailey made this gorgeous scrappy quilt because she likes the look of the positive/negative blocks. Dig deep into your stash and collect light and dark hues, or gather a selection of new fat quarters. About This Quilt Finished Size: 72″ x 92″ Finished Blocks: 168 (6″) blocks Rating: Easy Designed by: Alene Bailey Recommended…

Stripes of Summer Quilt

Stripes of Summer Quilt

Pre-cut 2 1/2″-wide strips are tailor-made for this happy-go-lucky quilt. Check out all the strip sets and packs available and start stitching! About This Quilt Finished Size: 52″ x 66″ Finished Blocks: 40 (8″ x 6″) blocks Rating: Challenging Designed by: Kimberly Purdy Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Half and Quarter Ruler, Fons & Porter…

Indulgence Quilt

Indulgence Quilt

Designer Krisanne Watkins pulled from her stash of batiks to make this gorgeous quilt featuring the simple Four Patch unit. She says that Indulgence takes her back to the time when as a child, she could not decide upon a favorite color. “Indulgence allows me to choose all of these colors and put them in…

Cat's Cradle Quilt

Cat’s Cradle Quilt

Lynn Roddy Brown’s design is classic quilting at its best. Start by selecting 10 or more dark print fat quarters from your stash. The end result is a pretty throw in rich, warm hues. About This Quilt Finished Size: 58½” x 69″ Finished Blocks: 20 (7½”) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Lynn Roddy Brown Recommended…

Star Struck Quilt

Star Struck Quilt

Krisanne Watkins says she designed this quilt as a way to use bright, scrappy Sixteen Patch units. She learns something new with every quilt: “This time I challenged myself to design a border treatment with the same 16 patches as used in the quilt center,” she says. About This Quilt Finished Size: 62¼” x 77¼”…

All Together Now Quilt

All Together Now Quilt

Designer Susan McDermott made triangle-squares in four sizes and combined them in a variety of ways to make 6″ blocks for this stunning scrap quilt. Our diagrams show you how to arrange the blocks to achieve the same result. About This Quilt Finished Size: 90″ x 90″ Finished Blocks: 225 (6″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed…

A Maze of Little Gems Quilt

A Maze of Little Gems Quilt

If you can make a triangle-square and a Flying Geese unit, you can make this striking quilt. Gather a variety of bright solids and prints, then get ready for quilt kudos. About This Quilt Finished Size: 86″ x 95″ Finished Blocks: 72 (9″) blocks Rating: Easy Designed by: Nancy McNally Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter…

Colonial Medallion Quilt

Colonial Medallion Quilt

This beautiful quilt by Liz Porter features a center panel that is a late 1700s reproduction of a “calicoe” panel printed by textile printer John Hewson of Philadelphia. Most of the border fabrics Liz used are in the style of printed fabrics from that time period. About This Quilt Finished Size: 78″ x 78″ Finished…

In The Blue of the Evening Quilt

In The Blue of the Evening Quilt

Anything goes in LaVerna Griffin’s quilt — modern fabrics, traditional prints, even batiks. Here, the blue units stand out, unifying the quilt. LaVerna says she owes the inspiration for this quilt to Bonnie Hunter, who is famous for scrappy quilts. About This Quilt Finished Size: 105″ x 105″ Finished Blocks: 16 (18″) blocks Rating: Intermediate…

Graphix Quilt

Graphix Quilt

This cheerful quilt features a bold mix of stripes, dots, and checks. The candy cane binding finishes it nicely. We offer helpful tips on piecing curves and finishing the quilt with binding. About This Quilt Finished Size: 52″ x 65″ Finished Blocks: 80 (6½”) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Sue Linam Recommended Tools: Fons &…

Spin City Quilt

Spin City Quilt

Here’s a modern twist using an appealing variety of 1930s reproduction prints. This quilt by designer Nancy Mahoney energizes a traditional design. About This Quilt Finished Size: 50″ x 58″ Finished Blocks: 30 (8″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Nancy Mahoney Recommended Tools: Tri-Recs Tools or template material, Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″…

With Help From Friends Quilt

With Help From Friends Quilt

Liz Porter and some of her friends pooled their scraps and made itty bitty Shoo Fly blocks to swap. This quilt, made from those shared scraps, has all the charm of a vintage scrap quilt. About This Quilt Finished Size: 61½” x 74½” Finished Blocks: 180 (3″) blocks Rating: Challenging Designed by: Liz Porter Recommended…

String of Stars Quilt

String of Stars Quilt

In 2011, Moda Fabrics launched its “Just One Star” campaign, inviting quilters to piece and send in star blocks so the company could make 100 Quilts of Valor® in 100 days. A total of 1,800 blocks were needed, yet Moda received 15,000. Marianne Fons pieced this quilt using some of the extra blocks. About This…

Propeller Quilt

Propeller Quilt

Two coordinating blocks make a whimsical version of an Irish Chain design in this quilt. It’s finished off with a nice mitered border. Our Sew Easy lesson walks you through the steps to do that. About This Quilt Finished Size: 72″ x 72″ Finished Blocks: 25 (9″) Pinwheel blocks, 24 (9″) Square blocks Rating: Intermediate…