Friday, December 2, 2011

Wouldn't you like to make one too?


How awesome is this, folks? Let's all oooh and aaah over Becca's scrap quilt, shall we? And the bird on the back laying an egg? Just stinking cute!

Do you want an amazing quilt like this to come together in no time? Here's her secret. Keep a bin of scraps near your sewing machine. To keep your stitches efficient and to maintain tension as you chain piece, we like to use leaders and enders. Run a pair of scraps through the needle before you begin your chaining (you don't have to be picky or fussy with matching). Before you cut your chain, run another set of scraps through and only cut off what you are chaining. This keeps fabric in your machine at all times, eliminating the need for long pulls of thread before you cut.

Keep working these scraps into rails, log cabins or crazy blocks. You'll probably end up making a few purposeful blocks to complete the quilt top but there you have it... a scrap quilt top. Thrifty, efficient and gorgeous to boot. What's not to like?

How do you make your scrap quilts?

6 comments:

  1. It's so cheerful! Beautiful job.

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  2. Love love it! Leaders/enders is a fabulous strategy.

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  3. love it! so scrappy and beautiful!

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  4. What a fabulous quilt! I'm definitely going to try that beginner/ender scrap thing but I'll be very surprised if I ever end up with anything like this!

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  5. a wonderful way of using up the left overs!

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