😍 All-new inspiration for your scrap basket 😍 (+ giveaway!)

Kim Brackett is back with the fifth book in her popular “Scrap-Basket” series!

Scrap-Basket Bounty

In Scrap-Basket Bounty, Kim reveals a fun surprise waiting in her gorgeous repeat-block designs: each quilt pattern comes with extra block arrangements! Simply sew a stack of blocks; then rotate them this way and that for an abundance of creative possibilities. Get 16 beautiful patterns plus three different setting options per quilt—a total of 48 patchwork projects in all.

Quilts from Scrap-Basket Bounty
Throw your favorite scraps into the mix and let the scrap-basket sewing begin! We’re excited to have Kim as a guest writer today to tell you more about her new book.

Kim BrackettIt’s pretty thrilling that Martingale has published my fifth book, Scrap-Basket Bounty! It’s always a great experience working with everyone at Martingale. I especially enjoyed working on this collection of quilts.

If you’re familiar with the quilts in my previous books, you already know that I love scrap quilts—the more fabrics, the better. Each project in this book is made using a single block pattern that can be rotated and recolored to create a profusion of different quilt designs and layouts. There are no sashings in these patterns, and most of the quilts are borderless. And for a little extra inspiration, two additional layout options are provided for each pattern, for a total of 48 different quilt designs!

Scrap-Basket Bounty quilt blocks
Some of the twist-and-turn blocks from
Scrap-Basket Bounty

Not all quilt blocks lend themselves to optional layouts, but there are at least a couple of things to look for when choosing a block that will allow you to create different designs. Change the color or value placement of fabrics in some or all of the blocks, and your options expand considerably.

Floating Pinwheels quilt
Floating Pinwheels quilt plus alternate block arrangements

I’ll be sharing a little bit on my blog, Magnolia Bay Quilts, about how I designed these quilts using software by Electric Quilt Company (I used EQ7 but have upgraded to EQ8 since then), and how I used this software to create additional layouts. Even if you don’t use technology for designing quilts, the same concepts apply, and you’ll get a little exercise in the process!

Falling Stars quilt
Falling Stars quilt plus alternate block arrangements

Falling Stars quilt detail
Detail of Falling Stars

I hope you enjoy making these quilts and creating your own unique designs. Happy stitching!

Scrap-Basket BountyThanks for sharing you new book with us, Kim!

We’ve got a copy of Scrap-Basket Bounty to give away to one lucky winner today! To enter your name in the drawing, tell us:

What would your scrap stash fill: a grocery bag, a grocery cart…a grocery store?

Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of Scrap-Basket Bounty! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you ready to start some scrappy sewing today, order Scrap Basket-Bounty at our website and you can instantly download the eBook for free.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing. The winner is Kathy, who says:

“I’m in the grocery bag category!”

We’ll email you about your prize, Kathy—congratulations!


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