Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My method for sewing a Patchwork Style Scrap Quilt

This post (my method for sewing a Patchwork Style Scrap Quilt) 
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It'll be back soon, with NEW IMPROVED instructions! 


In the meantime you can find the quilt below in the new Quilt-it Today magazine with awesome instructions and diagrams!  On News-stands March 25th, 2013! 

Scrappy 2009 Quilt

53 comments:

Midnight Crafter said...

I happened upon your site. You don't know me, but I wanted to make a comment about the "little" scraps that you throw away. Sadly, I do the same thing, but my grandmother did not. I have a scrappy quilt top that her mother made in the late 1800s as they were traveling across the country in a covered wagon. Every piece is HAND Sewn with little tiny stitches. The smallest piece I found was 1/2" x 1/4" The largest was about 2" square. There is no pattern to the way the pieces are sewn (much like a crazy quilt). She just made them fit together until they were one big piece. It is an AMAZING piece of art.

Karen said...

Jodi, I am excited to begin this project tomorrow! This has such an old-fashioned look and I love that! Now the biggest problem is what color....

Thanks for the PDF file....it printed out perfectly!

Karen

SandyQuilts said...

WOW I love love your quilt. AND thank you so much for the tutorial. I have tons of scraps. I can do this for sure. Thanks again.

Kasey said...

I'm battling a cold, but I think sewing scraps counts as taking it easy... my MIL and Mom would disagree, but if I can't rest from excitement, then I might as well make a few blocks... teehee. I've always been the naughty kid who would end up home twice as long from school because I don't rest when sick!

Kim's Treasures said...

I am so excited to bring my sewing machine to Chicagoland from our other home in MI! It's going to be so much fun! Thanks for doing this!

Lisa Marie said...

Thanks Jodi! I love it and I can hardly wait to start making one of these. I LOVE my scrap bins too! In fact I am just finishing up another Scrappy Star quilt.

Trisha said...

You sure do make it look fun, Jodi!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Fun, Fun, Fun, but what colors? Hmmmm!!!

Marydon said...

What a bright beauty!
Have a great autumn eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Karen said...

You sure make it look fun! I gotta try this. I have a variety of types of fabrics in my scrap bins like poly, cordoroy, twill, cotton, etc. Do you think it's wise to just pull out the cottons for this? Or do you mix fabrics in this type of quilt?

Lee said...

I am SO excited to start on the scrappy quilt. PDF printed off great! Thank you so much. I am pulling out scraps now.

Dayle said...

It's just beautiful! I've watched my mom piece quilts and, like her, you make it look so easy. Maybe one day I'll be brave enough to try it.

I’d like to invite you to a link-up event at my place on November 5th and 6th called, The Airing of the Quilts. I’d be pleased if you could join us, and hope you’ll hop over to my blog and grab the party button so you can help me spread the word.

Robin Hill Quilts~Eileen G. said...

L0ve it!!! I am headed to my sewing room right now to look at my stash! I will be ordering one of your 8" square rulers~Jodi, thanks for taking good care of your new scrappy group!!!!
♥Eileen

Patchwork and Play said...

You make it sound so easy! Can't wait to get home to my machine and see/sew what we create! And one of the squaring off rulers will be on my shopping list too!

Leslie said...

oh wow! as soon as we get back from hunting off and on I am totally starting this! I LOVE yours! thanks for sharing the PDF too!

Melanie said...

thanks, this makes my scraps look much less daunting!

VickiT said...

What a wonderful tutorial. Thank you so much. I am older than you by more years than I want to admit I'm sure and I REALLY MUST get over this fear of mis-matching stuff. When I was learning to sew years ago we were taught to never mix stripes, plaids, etc and yet the way your quilts turn out is just awesome. I just haven't been able to past what I was taught. I just need to do it I suppose. Of course, first I need to do other stuff so that I HAVE scraps to use. LOL Right now I haven't got much to speak of because since getting my machine a few years ago and starting back into sewing I've been doing nothing but machine embroidery and there's not much left from that for the scrap bin because of the way I plan things.

Des said...

okay, you're a smarty pants! That's a great way to do it. I would have never thought of that!!

of course, that's not such a great revelation....me, thinking, that is. :)

Patchwork and Play said...

Jodi, I'm home sewing! YES! A quick question - how do I know if I will have enough scraps to make a 54 block quilt or only a 25 block quilt? Is this a problem? Would love to hear your ideas! Back to the sewing machine!

kwiltmakr said...

There are so many ways to use up the scraps and so many scraps to use up. Thanks for posting that.

Wendy said...

Hi Jodi,

I'm going to give this a go - my first ever quilt and my first major sewing project. I have a feeling it's going to take me months and months... how long do we have to do it to join in with your Scrap challenge?

Wendy said...

One problem - I can't download the document, it wants me to jump through hoops and sign up to all kinds of spam i don't want to be involved in... Is there a way round this?

tellad said...

I love this quilt and must add this to my "quilts to make" list! I want that "Square it up" template and hope they come in different sizes when you get them in your shop to sell! I will be watching out for your remarks as to when you will have them up for grabs! Thanks! Teri Dingler

Millie said...

Jodi, thanks for a great tutorial. I love your quilt and this is my favorite style of piecing...you can't go wrong and you will have a gorgeous quilt.

LaurieStar said...

What a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing this - you've inspired me to try one! :)

Susan said...

Great Tutorial. Can't wait to start on my scrappy quilt!

Needled Mom said...

Ready, set, go....

Aliene said...

I'm heading to my scraps and find what I need to make one of these.
It is my kind of quilt.

Thimbleanna said...

Very, very cool Ms. Pleasant! It reminds me of the old fashioned crazy quilts except that all the lines are horizontal or perpendicular!

Charity said...

I have the PDF downloaded, now all I need is the weekend to come sooner. I want to do a little bit of everything you see, mom/wife, college student, cook, and sometimes creative person in there too. I am left with little time being creative, but it is the time that I do get that I cherish and renergize.
Thanks for sharing!

di said...

Oh my gosh! This looks like so much fun! I just hope that I have enough scraps to make one. I'll definitely be making the baby blanket size. I just hope I can let myself go and just pick fabrics at random. I am bad about getting stuck in following specific directions and relying on that, instead of my own creativity and that really gets me in a pickle sometimes! I can't wait until things calm down here w/ my Girl Scout duties and I can start sorting out my scraps for this!

Cathy H. said...

Thank you for the inspiration to use up some of my scraps. Love this quilt and I'll begin in the morning, can't wait.

Robin said...

I would love to download your instructions for the scrappy blocks, but that docstoc thing is ridiculous. I tried 5X before I got the verification code right (it does not allow you to select an alternate code...not that I saw, anyway.) And I don't want to open an Adsense account. Is there any way you can post the directions on the blog itself? Or email them to me? The blocks look great and I'm going to be making a baby quilt for our grandson-to-be...

Jo Anna said...

This is SOOOO addicting! I made 12 blocks last night and am heading to my machine to sew again this evening. Thanks so much Jodi!

Jo Anna

Anina said...

Yay! I'm ready!

Becky said...

So adorable!!! And your directions are clear as can be.

I love the story about Midnight Crafter's Grandmother's quilt with its teeny scraps!

I save the teeny pieces too but not to sew. I have a small trash can. I make a small pillowcase to "line" the trash can. As I cut & trim whatever I am sewing I toss the scraps into the liner. When it's full I stitch it closed and Voila! a pillow for the cats. (or small dogs or for sitting on the floor or whatever!)

Shannon said...

I am so excited to do this quilt. I think it will look so great. Thank you for all that you are doing.

Suzi said...

Love the tutorial...but did not like the PDF download. It wanted me to give access to my FaceBook account and info...which I never do. So...I just studied it and hopefully will be able to do it.

Brandon and Camille Smithson said...

Jodi,

I'm so excited about this project. I think you quilt is gorgious. I don't have a large collection of scraps (I am just learning how to sew) so I'm trying to collect some from friends and family that may have some piling up. Like I mentioned, I'm new to sewing. I just started, and have made two quilt tops (big blocks) for christmas presents. I have a question for you (regarding this project and quilting in general) Do you put the entire thing through your sewing machine when you are done to stitch the top with the batting and the bottom? Do you use a normal machine? And how in heavens name do you keep your lines so straigh?!!? Help! cami.smithson@gmail.com

Ann T. said...

Wonderful. I love your blocks and I love the diagonal rows for the quilting.

QuiltieComments said...

Just found this, scrap-a-thon and it's a great idea! Can't wait to try this project, thanks!

Darlene said...

Thanks Jodi!
I had made a few 'scrappy' blocks very similar to this method to put together as little kitchen mats or 'rug mugs'. I agree with the reasons why these scrap projects are so pleasing, also I must admit I always like the colors, and why not! They come from my personal stash which is full of all my faves: colors & fabric designs.
Thanks for your 'sense of fun' - it is a wonderful gift!

Rachel said...

What a great tutorial: thank you so much(finally catching up on my google reader reading!)
I have never done any type of patchworking before, but this quilt looks stunning and I'd love to give it a go sometime in the future.
Your instructions and photos and tips are just brilliant.

pinsandneedles said...

Will the PDF be up soon? I would love to print off your tutorial as my computer is not in my sewing room.

Thanks!

Jo Anna said...

Hi Jodi,

I posted a picture of my completed quilt on the flickr group! It was great fun. Thanks for the tutorial! Jo Anna

Kristina said...

Any word on your pdf? I've been hoarding scraps from my sewing for this project, but I've never made a quilt before, so some guidance on it would be great!

Marit said...

Jodi, reading your tutorial, my fingers started itching to try this myself. Your quilt is so lovely and colorful - the best kind of quilt. Thank you so much for putting together and sharing your method!

; )

Pam said...

I really like your scrappy block tutorial. I wanted to print the PDF but cannot locate the link to it. Other comments indicated they had printed it. Can you tell me how to go about it? Thanks! Pam F.

sew4real said...

I really like the directions! Thanks! I can't wait to try this stress-free method!

Jessi said...

I am at the point where I am sewing the blocks together but I am not sure what to do next. Does the PDF you mentioned address trim and how you stitch across to get that great quilt look?

Arlene said...

Finally! Thank you so much for this tutorial with the visual aids. It's exactly what I was looking for and I'm excited to try it.

amummy said...

This quilt looks awesome
When is the updated tutorial going to be available?

Sandie Mixa said...

Please re-post your tutorial on this patchwork method. Im dying to make it!!! I also want to buy an 8" square ruler.

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