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 (12); Beth (8); Ethelda (5); Carla (2); Gayle (4); Ginny (9)

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I am in again this year, Beth. 

Me too, Beth. l found a huge tin, plus some ziplock bags full of scraps l'd forgotten to take home with me last yr. So now l need to use my ''Florida scraps''...believe me, l am NOT taking these back home!

Here I am Beth, I think I will give this challenge a try this year.  I spent 3 or 4 hours going through one small box of scraps this week. Pressing and some trimming to straighten and cut into easier to use pieces and of cource sorting.  For shame i even threw some in the trash. Anything smaller than 2 inches or thin enough to read through is gone.

I have two projects in the works right now with scraps.  Hoping to be able to show some finishes by the end of the week.  We shall see how my time is.  Hubby is looking for a new car because his died and using mine which is terrible in the snow. 

I'm in for this too, I need to get everything under control this year as I have good intentions, and start sewing the scraps so have quite a few half done scrappy quilts. I love the scrap vortex pattern and string quilts, but recently came across a pattern in an old magazine that came up beautifully in floral scraps and I want to try in I spy, where do I find help to post photos and I'll upload it?
Searched the site and somehow managed it,. The last photo is the floral one, I adapted the original pattern slightly as it was only lap size .

all so pretty, Joy

These are true scrapbusters and I love them! Great job, Joy! Another String lover!

Are these quilted and bound yet Joy?

I am drooling at your last photo of the floral fabrics.  That is a neat adaptation. 

Oh the other two are special as well.  Great way to use up those scraps.  May have to do those as well. 

It is nearly done.  Will quilt with Baptist Fan design. 



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