This thread will be to help you bust some scraps.  It is always hard to calculate how much yardage you have in scraps.  We will not count scraps into yardage, but by completed quilts. At that time, you should be able to tell if you busted some scraps.  Personally I have lots of tubs, and I do mean the 50 gallon size tub full of scraps.  Let us all be zealous to complete as many scrap quilts as possible! 

I am breaking this into steps:

1.  Decide on a pattern to make.  Anything you want to make.  Go to the Scrappy Quilts Thread and there are several listed there.  Bonnie Hunter's website has several, as well as just doing a Google search for scrap quilts.  I am sure if you are a quilter, you have a pattern or two for scrap quilts.  If you find a good pattern, please share. 

2.  Sort thru your scrap stash and pull your pieces, colors, etc.  You MUST use scraps.  The only allowance is to be able to swap with someone a piece of scrap.  If you need a few more browns, you may trade with someone.  A scrap size is no bigger than a 10” piece of fabric.  If you have a fat quarter, that is not a scrap. No, a layer cake is not a pile of scraps.

3.  Report on your progress each step of the way.  This will encourage all of us to get on the ball and join in the cause of busting some scraps.

4.  If you can, and only if you can, post photos of your progress.  If you can't post, don't fret please.  It is just for us visual people. 

5.  Celebrate at the end of a completed quilt or project. 

6.  There is no actual start date so you may join in during the year. 

7.  No, you may not count a scrap quilt top that is all done and just needs quilting.  I could fill this up real quick.  The point is to start at the beginning and use up your scraps on hand.

8.  You may use, only from your stash, up to 3 yards of a base fabric for your scrap quilt/project. 

9.  If you only use scrap fabric for your quilt, you get an extra bonus entry for the prize.

10.  Orphan blocks may be used with your scrap quilt/project. 

Your quilt(s) will need to be completed this year to qualify for a prize, unless yu have done the 365 Challenge, then it counts when done.  Yes, there is a prize in the end. (Will be disclosed later) No, not more scraps. LOL.  Quilters who have completed a scrap quilt this year, will have their name put in a drawing, and at end of year, will pull out of the hat and announce.  Yes, you may do more than one, ten if you so desire.  The quilt may be any size.  Miniatures take time, baby quilts need detail, a king is awesome. 

Additional Ideas:

  • Pick a block size and go with it in sampler fashion - 9", 10", 12" blocks
  • Pick a color way
  • Pick a theme - stars, flowers, geometrics, etc.
  • Have fun with a crazy patch, bits and pieces.

Riana (11); Beth (8); Ethelda (5); Carla (2); Gayle (4); Ginny (7)

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that is going to be neat to see.

Got it Gayle. 

Updated yours Carla to 2.

Not sure if those cute bibs qualify as scrap busting.  I used scraps of minkee to embroidery on them the appliques.  Also the blanket is UFO/Scraps.  Only blocks and fabric on front from my stash.  I did have to buy the backing.

That baby quilt really came out nice, Beth.

My blue/ red trellis quilt is getting binding sewn on, and l' ve finished a " girl" one in pink/ green/ yellow. I' ve made some progress getting 4.5 " scraps used, so l dicided to do just 1 more ( these are addictive!), this time using 6" squares, wider trellis, and " adult " fabrics...the back of this will be all scrappy too. Will post photo as soon as binding ' s on.

Look forward to seeing it Riana.

2 baby quilts...all scrap fronts all stash back. The red/ blue has blue Maple Leaf cotton ( hockey) on back, and pink/ green has pieced flannel. Had to take photo fast, Snowball likes to burrow under them, lol.

Oh I like that.  Those are so cute.  Great job!!!!!!!

Those are so cute, Riana! You really have an eye for putting together scrappy fabrics into something really nice! 

Thanks, Ginny. I figure those little ones in sick kids' hosp. have been short changed with their health... l want to give them real cute cuddly quilts.

Scrap bust project with my embroidery machine.  Yes, score!  Will make up some more.  I pulled them out of the pile this am so I can embroidery and piece my quilt tops at same time.  I have one scrap quilt ready to piece together finally.  Yeah, one of those UFOs that is going to made into a quilt, finally.  Love my Accuquilt to cut the hst.  That sure helps to get them done. 

I love this cute mug rug!  Where did you get the embroidery/ applique from? And what size hoop do you need for it?

Applique Corner is the website.  I had to use my 240 hoop, the one that goes to 5 x 7 I believe.  It is a great scrap buster. 


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