ISSUE 29 :: It's Always a Good Time :: WHAT'S UP :: WORTH A READ :: ROUND-UP :: TUTORIALS & SUCH :: IN-STUDIO

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It's always a good time to start a scrap quilt and try again to whittle down that pile you've been accumulating, right? Well this issue is full of scrap quilt ideas. If you have a favorite that's not included, please drop me a note!


It's been a busy couple of weeks, and in case you missed it, check out 15 Items to Pack for Sewing and Going. Be sure and check out the comments, as I was reminded of a few more items to consider! And yes, it feels terrific to have my Maker's Tote all ready to go!
Need a quick and cheerful baby quilt? My new tutorial for Good Choice, Sukey might be just the ticket.



One of the most basic yet wonderful scrap quilts is the Postage Stamp Quilt, and Lynn/The Little Red Hen kindly shares her process.

Amanda Jean/Crazy Mom Quilts hosted a Scrap Vortex quilt along last year, and I love what Amanda/Material Girl Quilts did with her Scraptastic! Pieced backings can add alot to a quilt, and Amanda outdid herself using up more of her rainbow scraps, don't you agree? [materialgirlquilts]
An early Instagram sew along was the Scrappy Trip Around the World using the Quiltville tutorial. I adore Emily/Quilty Love's version!! Her palette and use of value is so striking! 

If you're curious how many strips does it take? for a certain size scrappy trip quilt, we can thank Brenda/Just a Bit Frayed for her handy guide.
The Inside Addition is another popular sew-along block, popularized by Jessica/
[alittlegressica]. Sarah/No Hats in the House created her stunning quilt with a low-volume background and the most enticing use of color in her blocks. [nohatsquilts]

Thanks to Vesta is my own homage to my grandma using the Cross Stitch block tutorial by Alyssa/Pile O'Fabric. Grandma not only taught me much about sewing, but also taught me cross-stitch when I was a young girl.
Sarah/Justice Quilts & Crafts created her gorgeous scrappy X Plus based on Perfect Union by Pat Bravo. Doesn't it just glow?
Kris/Sew Sunshine created String along with Me, a delighful 
herringbone quilt using Maureen Cracknell Handmade's QAYG tutorial. [kmjarchow]

One of the first scrappy quilts I ever made was a string variation, Modern Halves Quilt, using the tutorial by Elizabeth/Don't Call Me Betsy on The Moda Bakeshop.
A fun modern scrap quilt is Alex/Teaginny DesignsImprov Strip Quilt, where her use of value just makes it! [teaginny]


Though there are plenty of links in the round-up above, here are a few with more scrappy quilt patterns as well as a couple of folks you'll want to follow if sewing with scraps is your thing.


One of the studio storage issues I've been wanting to tackle is my conglomeration of zippers. Inspired by what Katy/The Littlest Thistle did with hers, I came up with a solution that worked for my space. 

And speaking of zips, I've posted a new tutorial for using Metal Zips 3 Ways on the blog, plus I'll be sharing more handy tips on making zipper pouches in the days ahead. 

P.S. Though not actually made with scraps (but it certainly could be!), you've got to go see Katie/Sew Katie Did's Heart Strings Quilt. It certainly pulled at mine!

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