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Scrap Quilting

with Pepper Cory
Scrap Quilting
Make beautiful quilts out of the fabrics you have on hand with Pepper Cory's waste not, want not approach to traditional quilting.

Old-fashioned artistry joins Pepper Cory's no-nonsense approach to making beautiful things out of the fabrics you have on hand. As you discover how to make creative choices with your stash, you'll learn Puss in the Corner, Trip Around the World and variations on Log Cabin and string quilts. Pepper lives the "Waste Not, Want Not" approach, sewing on a vintage machine, paper piecing with old phone books and finding new uses for paper plates, masking tape, drinking straws, flannel sheets and her clothes dryer. You'll embellish quilts with stenciling and add a hand-appliqued, mitered border. As a bonus, you'll learn how to sharpen your rotary cutter blades instead of throwing them away! Award-winning teacher Pepper Cory makes it all fun. Learn new twists on traditional quilting in this wonderful class.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Pepper Cory, who will teach you new twists on the traditional art of scrap quilting in this Craftsy class.


Lesson 2. Getting Started

  • Dive into your stash and spend a little time sorting out your scraps and thinking about colors.


Lesson 3. Travel Pillow

  • A basic square patchwork design helps you learn about scrap quilting.


Lesson 4. Puss in the Corner

  • Puss in the Corner is an old-fashioned nine-patch that can be dressed up or down, vintage or trendy.


Lesson 5. Phone Book Quilts

  • Explore the traditional method of strip piecing over paper in this case, all those annoying phone directories.


Lesson 6. Log Cabin: The Verb

  • Pepper takes another look at the traditional Log Cabin block and comes up with some new twists. You'll find out why "log cabin" is a verb.


Lesson 7. Bonus: Stenciling

  • Learn how to use fabric paint to stencil your quilt, unifying the scrappy Puss in the Corner design and giving the quilt an antique effect.


Lesson 8. Bonus: Sharpening Your Rotary Cutter

  • Pepper demonstrates how to extend the life of your rotary cutter blades by hand-sharpening them.

"I enjoyed taking this class from Pepper Cory and have been amazed at the different patterns I've been able to create, using her easy technique. I have had so much fun using this quilting method, and have made several little lap quilts for people in need of a little quilt! This is also a great little project to start teaching children how to quilt.Thank you Pepper, for a fun class!"
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