Today I wanted to share with you how to make a scrap quilt! If you sew or quilt a lot, you inevitably have lots of unused scraps in some of your favorite fabrics! I’m going to show you 1 way to make a scrap quilt and use up some of those precious fabrics!
How to Make a Scrap Quilt
Here are some of the helpful tools to have on hand for this project.
Rotarty Cutter and 2.5 inch ruler.
I am normally a minimalist when it comes to sewing gadgets and gizmos. The rotating mat is one of those things that I don’t always use, but when I do, I’m so glad I have it! Also, it’s great for taking with you if you do any sew days, classes or retreats! Having a ruler that is 2.5 inches wide and long enough to grip was very handy for this project too!
Ruler Set and rotating mat.
Tips for Deciding Which Fabrics
I like to pick a color scheme when I make a scrap quilt – start with 2-3 colors that you like together from your scrap selection and stick with that if you have enough. That helps to create a more cohesive look, although quilts with all colors are beautiful too! Either way scrap quilts are beautiful! And I love the idea that they use up what we have, it harkens back to the quilts of old in a way.
Pick a Square
The next thing I like to do is pick a size square that will work for my scraps, it’s usually 2.5 inches. That way I can use small pieces but if it’s smaller than that, I usually toss it. If you have large scrap pieces, consider a 3 inch square or bigger, it will make your quilt top sew up a little faster ;0)