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Scrap quilting success!

by Carol
(Midlothian, VA)

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I took a paper piecing class and learned how to make the center design. Then I decided to use up as many scraps as possible from old shirts.

I cut the shirts up into very small squares to use up almost every inch of the took a long time and I'll probably risk loosing more next time. Anyway, I love the end result since it was made entirely of scrap clothing just as my grandmother used to simply because she was frugal and it was a necessity.

The batting is also bits and pieces of left overs I saved. The backing was purchased a year or so ago at $1.00 a yard. So essentially this was a very inexpensive quilt to make and I'm feeling pretty good about that.

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May 14, 2014
Scrap Quilt
by: Carol - Midlothian, Va

Thanks so much, Becky. The center was an experiment in paper piecing. I found a year later that technique more enjoyable. I've been working on several others, but time is always escaping and ... well, you know. \

Dishes and dinner always need to be done, it seems.

Have a wonderful day!


May 14, 2014
This is no ordinary quilt!
by: Becky C

This is a work of art!!!!! So very beautiful. You may have made it from scraps, but it is beyond scrappy!!!! Just absolutely awesomely gorgeous.

Jul 06, 2013
Love it
by: Debbie

This is beautiful. I love the scrappy part, It looks like a giant flower. Did you machine quilt yourself?

Mar 13, 2013
by: Sue F

Wow! That is beautiful. My favorite quilts are the scrappy, heart-felt kind. You should be very proud of yourself and your quilt!

Keep up the good work and, please, show us more.

Great inspiration.

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