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I'm Shannon, and I'd like to thank you for visiting my store! I am a full time electrical engineer and mom. I'm married with two boys. I'm also a quilter, pattern designer, and even a fabric ...

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Waste Not, Want Not!

from ShannonMac Designs
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Waste Not, Want Not!
Waste Not, Want Not!
Waste Not, Want Not!

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sew a 1/4" seam
  • Rotary Cutting

Pattern Description:

As a quilter, you make beautiful art. But what about all those little scraps? Do you save them? use them for small projects? Stuff things with them? Or just throw them away? The economy has us all trying to be more thrifty. So I've designed this quilt with that in mind.

Each block has corners being cut off. Rather than wasting that cut off fabric, I am sewing them into blocks. I am including directions to make two additional baby quilt tops from these little blocks! The yardage includes borders for these two tops as well.

This quilt was originally designed as a mystery quilt, so the steps are presented as "clues". This pattern is presented in only one size, and is written to be easy for beginners, but still interesting enough for seasoned quilters.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 96"x96" (Main quilt top)
  • Directions given to make 2 additional baby quilt tops from cut off corners


  • 2 1/4 yard Focus fabric
  • 2 1/4 yard Color 1 Light
  • 2 yard Color 1 Medium/Dark
  • 3 1/4 yard Color 2 Light
  • 3 1/2 yard Color 2 Medium
  • 1 1/2 yard Color 2 Dark OR Color 3
  • Queen sized batting
  • Backing fabric
  • Thread

You Will Also Need:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Rotary cutting tools
  • Tri-Recs templates (recommended but not required)