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SCRAP Buster Quilt (in progress)

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Casual, Funky
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What materials did you use? Colorful cotton SCRAPS cut into 2.5" wide strips--sewen together. Medallion created from cotton fused to a foundation fabric.

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What are you most proud of? I'm so pleased to clean up my stash--and use up SCRAPS. It only takes a few hours to rotary cut your smaller hunks of fabrics into 2.5" strips. In one evening I produced a gigantic continuous 2.5" strip of various fabrics--enough to build a queen size quilt. I spent a few hours yesterday--sewing the strips around the center medallion. I photographed the progress so far. I'll post again later--to show you the long arm quilted finish, ok? The medallion was a leftover SCRAP from medallions I made a while ago (a number of hippie handbags I made). See photo of blue medallion hippie handbag.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid to invest time in sorting out all those little chunks of fabric in your stash. IT'S TIME TO LET THEM GO FREE. Cut them up!! Make a great quilt. This SCRAP QUILT experiment also revealed to me colors I tend to purchase more often than others. When I squint my eyes at this quit in progress I see a dominate RED theme coming through. I wouldn't have guessed RED. Ha. Ha.

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this quilt is so lovely thank you for sharing, God Bless you

08/07/2013 Flag

This one will help inspire me to use up some of those 2.5" strips I seem to b hoarding. Beautiful work.

08/15/2013 Flag

I also have gotten inspiration from you in using 2 1/2" strips. I have cut a lot up but just have them in a box but sewing them together the way you have inspires me. I have some smaller panels from other projects I can use up with them. Do you quilt your own quilts and if you do, do you have a long arm or just use your regular machine. I do all my own machine quilting now just on my regular machine and really like doing it. I have a Janome 6600 Professional sewing machine with a 9" harp which really helps in doing bigger quilts. I also took a couple of quilting classes thru Craftsy on machine quilting on a regular machine. Thanks again for the inspiration.

11/01/2013 Flag

Hi Karen. Oh my goodness--I'm so excited that you've been cutting up your leftovers to make 2.5" strips for quilt projects. Will you share photos of your projects??? I quilt my own quilts. I purchased an 18" Babylock Crown Jewel and Grace Majestic 10ft. frame last May (six months ago). It is awesome. Using my domestic sewing machine (20 year old Kenmore), I practiced free motion quilting from short You Tube videos on line by Leah Day for 2 years--trying out different designs, mostly making pot holders, and padded purse linings, I'll tell you what pushed me over the edge to buy a long arm quilting machine and frame--my husband bought himself a Harley, and it gave me blinding faith that I should have what I wished for also. I'm so glad I took the plunge. Karen, I need to buy a new domestic sewing machine--I'll be checking out your new Janome 6600 Professional. Does it make bigger and smaller decorative stitches? My old machine only makes one size decorative stitch

11/02/2013 Flag

My Janome does one size of decorative stitches as far as I can tell. I haven't tried changing the stitch size for decorative except for a standard zig zag.

07/24/2015 Flag