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Traditional Scrap Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

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Some hepful hints for scrap quilt fabric Choices

  • Variety is the key to developing a collection of scrap quilt fabrics. Choose all sorts of fabrics, even fabrics you don't necessarily like.
  • Collect a mixture of print types: florals, geometrics, calico fabrics, novelty prints, stripes, plaids -- the more variety, the better.
  • Choose fabrics in a wide range of colors. That means stretching beyond your favorites to include every color of the rainbow, including tones and shades of all.
  • Don't get into a scale rut -- choose fabrics with prints of all scales.
  • Remember to include tone-on-tone fabrics. Also sometimes referred to as TOTs, these fabrics often appear to be solid from a distance, but when viewed up close you'll see they're actually prints in two or more variations of the same color. They make excellent blenders and can help you add contrast.
Be sure to include neutral fabrics, such as creams, browns, blacks and whites. They give your eyes a soft place to rest and break up areas of the quilt that could otherwise be too busy

 

Click here to download the notes for the laundry basket quilt.

 

In this workshop Valerie talks about the difference between colour and tone and how to select your fabrics for this traditional scrap quilt;  how to determine what is light, medium and dark and therefore the colour value.

The quilt itself is made up of two blocks - one which uses smaller pieces cut from 2 1/2" squares and strips, so would work really well with any jelly roll leftovers you have; but the other blocks requires bigger pieces approx 7" so you would need to raid your stash for those!

Valerie shows you how to make both these blocks, and uses her preferred method of one-size squares and half-square triangles by using the Thangles product (which is avaialble in the shop).

If you enjoy making your scrap quilts by hand, both the fast piecing techniques Valerie shows can be adopted by you - just take care when trimming back.

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