What is a scrappy quilt? It is a quilt that is made from a large number of
fabrics. It is the opposite of a quilt that is carefully planned in
advance, with the fabrics usually being purchased at the same time.
Most of the quilts made today are scrappy quilts. I believe this is for a
couple of reasons. First of all, quilters love to buy fabric. It is
probably one of the favorite parts of the quilting process.
Fabric has become very expensive. When quilters go to the fabric store, it
is like going to an all you can eat buffet. You want to try just a little
bit of everything. As a consequence, you end up buying a half yard of one
fabric, and a half yard of another fabric.
Quilters are also good
shoppers. When they see good quality fabric at yard sales and thrift
stores they buy it. Then they have to put it all together.
Most quilters have a large amount of fabric
in their homes. It is called a "stash." Scrappy quilts give you the
opportunity to use many fabrics in the same quilt. Most scrappy
quilts are easy to make. Intricate piecing is hard to see when you use a lot of
fabrics. Hence most of the blocks on this site will be oriented toward
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