This thread will be to help you bust some scraps.  We will not count scraps into yardage, but by completed projects. 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 tubs full of scraps.  Let us all be zealous to complete as many scrap quilts as possible! 

Make anything you want to make.  Google search for scrap quilts or scrap projects; Pintrest, several books, be creative.  I am sure you have a pattern or two for scrap projects and quilts.  If you find a good pattern, please share. There have been pot holders made (2), purses, slippers, mug rugs(4), quilts (1), placemats (4) etc. The choice is yours.  The purpose of this challenge is to use your scraps.  Crump blocks make wonderful pot holders.

You MUST use scraps.  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.  If you have a couple left from your layer cake, that is a scrap to me.

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.

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. 

Celebrate at the end of a completed quilt or project. 

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

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

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

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. 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 or even 30 if you so desire. 

Beth (4); Carla (2); Gayle (8); Wilma (1); Riana (8); Ehtelda (2); Ginny (4)

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My sewing room is now painted, but the baseboards aren't on yet. So l was reorganizing my plastic minibins of scraps , getting ready to move things down next week. I found a bag of 41/2" squares :-)) l thought l'd make a trellis quilt with them. Here it is on design board so far.


Very cute.  Great idea, I found a bag of those also.  Swear these things just appear.

very pretty

And it's finished! Going to the Friendship Quilters for this month's distribution to child services agency. I was able to use one of my flanel  pieced backs as well :-).

In 3 yds out 4.5 yds

It happens to us all.

Good job Riana, you are on a roll.

rectangles from the big book of scrap quilts


OMG, I love it!  That is super terrific.  I want it.

Thank you , Beth.

That is gorgeous!!!!!!! 

I saw a technique on a group I follow on Facebook the other day. Totally scrappy too. You take cash register receipt tape and you sew your string pieces to it like you would do with squares. Only you get a very long piece using the tape that you can now use as borders. Or you can use it in rows. I thought it was interesting. 


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