Flash sale! Scrap quilts made simple: 3 ways to play

Just around the Corner quiltWhat’s a quilter to do when her yardage, precuts, and scrap stash keeps growing, with no signs of stopping?

The answer is simple: make scrap quilts!

But many quilters wonder how to make a scrappy quilt sing. So many different fabrics…where should they all go?

When you see a scrap-quilt pattern that doesn’t jive with your fabric vibe, it can be hard to envision the design made with your personal fabric collection instead. That’s why author Nancy Allen devised three smart, simple approaches to choosing fabrics in her popular book Triple-Play Scrap Quilting.
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Triple-Play Scrap Quilting flash sale

Download the Triple-Play Scrap Quilting eBook for just $6 through Monday, August 31 at noon (PST).

It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a pile of reproduction prints, a mountain of modern-style precuts, or a bounty of brights—in Triple-Play Scrap Quilting, Nancy’s got a quilt for that. Plus, each project is made up in three completely different fabric combinations so you can easily tailor the scrappy quilts you make to your personal fabric collection.

So, just how different can you make a single quilt look when you use Nancy’s three easy-to-follow methods? Take a peek below and learn how each approach works.

Coordinated-scrappy methodMethod #1: coordinated scrappy

• Got lots of precuts? Try this method first

Bypass the one-by-one fabric-selection stage—simply select coordinated fabric bundles plus yardage from the same fabric line

Let the fabric designer do the choosing for you!
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Plaza Mayor scrap quilts
“Plaza Mayor” quilts, clockwise from left: coordinated, planned, and scrappy.

Planned-scrappy methodMethod #2: planned scrappy

• Heavy inventory of a few favorite colors? Try this method first

Stick to a limited color palette or style of fabric, such as batiks or florals

Choose just three or four main colors, varying values from light to dark

Enjoy a simplified approach to choosing fabric, but still achieve a scrappy look
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Bull's Eye scrap quilts
“Bull’s Eye” quilts, clockwise from left: planned, coordinated, and make do.

Make-do scrappy methodMethod #3: make-do scrappy

• Got scraps in every color? Try this method first

Use light, medium, and dark values as a guide: blocks don’t need to match one another

Make a quilt entirely from your stash—tie it all together with border and background fabrics

Since every stash and scrap pile is different, your quilt will be one of a kind!
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Best Friends Forever scrap quilts
“Best Friends Forever” quilts, clockwise from left: make do, planned, and coordinated.

Triple-Play Scrap QuiltingFive-star reviews of Triple-Play Scrap Quilting from Amazon:

Five-stars“FABULOUS book that shows you 3 looks for one quilt pattern. What a great thing to see options for quilt styles!”

Five-stars“Having the projects made up three different ways is very helpful with seeing how different fabrics and fabric combinations can make the same quilt so very different.”

Five-stars“This book stands out…I found it astonishing to see how different the quilts looked, even though they were from the same pattern.”

Get Triple-Play Scrap Quilting now for only $6 >

Which triple-play approach best matches your fabric collection: coordinated, planned, or make do? Tell us in the comments!

Triple-Play Scrap Quilting flash sale

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