Scrappy Chic: ITH Quilt Blocks that are Scrap Friendly

You may not find much use for scraps, but even the smallest pieces of fabric can make something amazing.

Can you imagine piecing this Grandmother’s Fan quilt by hand? Fortunately, you don’t have to because AllStitch digitized Quilt Addition1 so that you can stitch it right in the hoop on your embroidery machine. The design combines piecing and applique. Because of the precision of embroidery machines, less fabric is actually necessary than if stitching by hand. That is great news for those of us who have a pile of scrap fabrics.

A wedding ring quilt pattern is tricky at best when stitched in solid pieces.

Creating one in patchwork would probably never happen at my house unless it was this one, Quilt Addiction 2, also from Allstitch. Maybe best of all, the beautiful quilting is also built into the design.

Crazy quilts, like Series 4 from Molly Mine, are made for using scraps. Mixed and matched, they  Embroidery embellishments are stunning and take no time at all when done by machine.

Scraps are easy to use up in most applique designs. Whether it is flower petals or centers, Applique Flower Quilt Block from Ovistin in Africa can be made entirely with scraps.

Fussy cutting fabric pieces creates interest in Patchwork Quilt Block 5 from Stitch Delight.

Pieced blocks, like ITH Quilt Block Flower 2 from SewAZ, stitch up fast.

For more detailed piecing, New York Beauty from Allstitch, takes all of the work out of tight points, curves, and corners. Stitching in the hoop keeps lines precise.

What is your favorite scrap busting quilt design?