Scrap Everything Blog Hop

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SEW … we’re suppose to SEW …

Scraps … I have lots and lots of scraps …

I have 2″ squares … lots and lots of 2″ squares …  The picture below shows only a handful of  2 ” squares (I have a large container of them), then random pairs of 2″ squares joined together (anything goes) and then a pile of 4 patches.  I sew these while I’m sewing other projects.  I do NOT sew a scrap of fabric over and over … what a waste of thread and time.  I sew a 2″ square together. Bonnie Hunter calls them “Leaders & Enders” and has a few books out explaining the technique.  Before I heard of Bonnie’s “Leaders & Enders,” I called it “working on 2 at a time.”


My 2″ squares are everything and anything from my quilting scrap pile.  The greater the variety, the better.  See the bottom left fabric on the 4 patch at the bottom of the above picture?  I’m pretty sure that’s a scrap from my friend Donna.  She used to give me lots of her scraps.

I once made a whole quilt with scraps from other people.  Not a single fabric of mine was in the pile!  Since that day, I have refused scraps from others and I no longer dumpster dive into garbage cans on sewing days or at retreats.  I have enough!!!  More than enough!

One of my favourite quilts to make with random 4 patches, is to add a solid colour (white/ snow/ mist/) and put the quilt on point.  I’ve made it straight & it’s OK, but for some reason, I prefer it on point!

The 4 patches for this quilt were started in 2017.  So, eventually, when it is finished it will count as a UFO finish.

Here it is up on my design wall … the rows are sewn.  I just need to add the setting triangles and the corner triangles.


As I was sewing this together, I decided that I wanted a rectangle quilt. Sew … I made 2 more rows with 11 – 4 patches and will add those in.  Below … in the fuzzy picture is an example of quilts using 2″ squares (on the left) 2½” squares (middle) and 3½” squares (right).  Obviously size does make a difference! (GRIN!!!)  These quilts were all made with my grandmother’s fabrics and you can see better pictures of them HERE.


I have the quilt pieced together … I just need to add the corner triangles.  Then, of course, it will be sandwiched, quilted and bound.


Scrap EverytinBloHop

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13 thoughts on “Scrap Everything Blog Hop

  1. Fun! I like that you use anything and everything! I used 2″ squares for my project, too! 🙂 I learned the term “leaders and enders” from Cynthia of Quilting is More Fun Than Housework. I love them, makes me feel so productive!

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    • YES!!!
      Leaders and Enders just make SENSE!!! A tiny bit of organization and you work on that L&E project a little at a time and then VIOLA!! you have a quilt pieced!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


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  3. Hi Gail! Wowee – a whole quilt made from other’s castaways. That’s pretty darn cool. I have been cutting my scraps into 2″ or 2.5″ squares but I don’t have that many yet. Certainly not enough for a whole quilt! But I’ll keep on collecting them so that I can make a simply fabulous, scrappy quilt someday. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Hi Roseanne,
      If you want to make a quilt like the one I posted, just start sewing either the 2″ or 2.5″ squares together … then into 4 patches … before you know it – like in a few years! 🙂 you’ll have enough to make a quilt …:-)
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  4. I just love this idea…..I will start using my scraps this way….how do you calculate corner triangles & setting triangles when you lay blocks on point, thank you

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    • Hi Julie!
      I’m glad you love the idea … I probably shouldn’t tell you how I calculated the setting triangles … because, if you look closely at the picture, you’ll see that they are way too big … I’m sure there is a chart out there somewhere … but I can’t put my hands (or my mouse) on it at the moment!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  5. Love, love, love this idea! I have TONS of mismatched, leftover 2.5″ squares that I didn’t know what to do with. NOW I do! You have inspired me & given me an idea for my next pro bono quilt. I love yours & only hope mine is half as pretty!

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