One way that I store scraps is by squares. I have a bin for each different size from 2″ – 7″. When one bin gets full, it’s time to do something with them. For me, the easiest and most surest way to completely wipe that bin out is just by making a simple patchwork quilt. It really does get the job done without any stress. Sometimes the easy quilt is exactly what you need. I like to burn a little lavender oil, put on some music, and zone out while chain piecing.
I don’t fret over the size there at, even if they are sized at an even number. Just go with it.
For this quilt, all my squares were 4.5″. I made a 16-patch block that measured finished at 16″. I like working with bigger blocks than smaller ones, so I made the 16″ block and then pieced them together that way instead of sewing a whole bunch of 4.5″ squares.
If you are interested in my storing method, please view this post.
As usual for this quilt, I alternated my color prints vs. low volume.
My color palette was scrappy, but heavy on blues and purples with pops of pink and yellow.
I quilted in a meander all over.
Finished quilt size 80×96″ (full size)
(30) 16-patch blocks
Layout 5 across, 6 down
Cut (240) color print fabrics and (240) low volume fabrics all 4.5″ square
Onto Finished Pics
If you like my quilt labels, I do sell them. Read and view all of them in my shop here.
I am currently obsessing over hand embroidery. Particularly florals.
This quilt has already sold, but if you are interested in a custom version, read the details here.
If you’d like to try your hand at making a similar quilt to this one, but don’t want to cut all the squares, view this page.
While perusing for patterns and inspiration, I found the following really awesome quilt patterns. This one is called Granny Style Scrappy Quilt, a twist on the Granny Square. It looks like it would use some square scraps.
I really like bow tie quilts.
And if I ever, ever learn to sew a proper curve, this is one of the coolest quilt patterns I’ve ever seen.
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