Our Favorite Quick & Easy Scrap Buster Projects

Our Favorite Quick & Easy Scrap Buster Projects

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Quilters are resourceful people who are hesitant to throw anything away, after all, fabric scraps are precious. You never know what they might become. Maybe a beautiful crazy quilt, a fun tote, or a cozy bed for your pet. There are so many possibilities!

This Earth Day, we want to show you some fun ways to reduce your stash, reuse those scraps, and recycle them into fabulous, earth-friendly projects! Show the planet a little love and #makesomethingtoday!

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1. Free Piecing Quilt

When you aren’t using a pattern, you can use more of your scraps! Give improvisational quilting a try and watch your scraps disappear. They’ll become something even more wonderful than you thought they could be: a cozy, beautiful quilt!

2. The Crazy Quilt

Don’t be afraid to go a little crazy! If you have a lot of little trimmings left over from strip quilting, this is the perfect project for you. Just grab our crazy quilt template and stitch away! The fabrics don’t have to match, in fact, they shouldn’t. Just put them together in any way you please.

3. Easy Scrap Buster Table Runner Using Binding Tool

This table runner is the perfect solution for all the different shapes of scraps you have hanging around. It uses up 10” squares, 2.5” squares, and 2.5” strips too! Gather them all up and make table runners for every season!

4. Pet Bed

Do you hate wasting fabric, but love your pet? Don’t throw away a single scrap of fabric! They’ll all come together into a super-comfy bed to pamper your furry friends in this tutorial.

5. The Improv Tote

This tutorial doesn’t have to use one single jelly roll. You could use multiple pieces from projects you’ve finished and come up with something totally new! Then, take this tote to the market and avoid using plastic bags too.

6. Wrapped Fabric Bowl

Need a place to store those odds and ends? Don’t go out and buy another plastic container. Stitch up your very own wrapped fabric bowl and organize in an environmentally-friendly way!

7. Wristlet Key Fob

Keep your keys on hand and your scrap pile low with this super-cute key fob. You can use some of your smallest scraps with this project. It’s so much fun, you’ll want to make key fobs for all your friends!

8. Design Your Own Applique

If you’re looking for a new challenge, give this amazing tutorial a try! Create a tribute to Mother Earth by turning your favorite landscape photo into a quilt. Give your scraps new life with this applique project.

9. The String Quilt

This is a great quilt for using up all those little skinny pieces you have left over from trimming. Piece them together into a smart string quilt and get them out of the scrap heap!

10. Fabric Catch-All

These great little catch-alls are awesome for organization and storage. There’s no need to go out and buy little boxes and bins. Stitch them up yourself and watch your scrap pile diminish. When you’re done, you’ll have a more organized home and fewer scraps. Whoo hoo!

Enjoy this playlist of our Favorite YouTube Scrap Buster Tutorials!

 

New Friday Tutorial: The Rhombus Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Rhombus Quilt

Make a Rhombus Cube Quilt with No Y Seams! Step by Step Video Tutorial with Jenny Doan!

The dreaded Y seam. The mere mention of this heinous seam can strike fear in even the most seasoned quilter. It’s so bad that some of us shy away from beautiful quilt patterns just to avoid Y seams altogether. If you love the look of tumbling block quilts but have been too chicken to make your own, you’re going to love Jenny’s easy new version, the Rhombus Cube Quilt! You’ll get that same 3D look without a single Y seam!

Make a Rhombus Cube Quilt with No Y Seams! Step by Step Video Tutorial with Jenny Doan!

If you’re one of those people who actually enjoys Y seams, you’ll still love the new MSQC Rhombus template! It is so handy because it’s not only a rhombus, but turn it on its side and it’s an equilateral triangle that fits a 5″ square perfectly!

Get ModBLOCK Vol. 2 from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

Another version of this quilt is featured in our latest ModBlock Vol. 2, created by the amazing Christina Ricks! So, if you’ve been waiting to decide whether you NEED it, today’s tutorial might convince you. It gives more detailed written instructions on how to use the template as well!

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Say goodbye to Y seams and hello to the Rhombus Cube Quilt!

Make a Rhombus Cube Quilt with No Y Seams! Free Video Tutorial with Jenny Doan!

Click on the button bellow to watch the tutorial and get all the supplies you need to make your own Rhombus Cube Quilt! Happy Quilting! #rhombuscubequilt

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New Friday Tutorial: The Dandy Star Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Dandy Star Quilt

Make a Dandy Stars Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company! Free Video Tutorial!

A “dandy” is a man who is obsessively concerned with his “look.” Everything has to be in place. Dapper shoes, well cut jacket, expertly trimmed moustache; you know the type. And while modern men generally feel fanciest in an expensive suit, you may be surprised to learn that just a few hundred years ago, all the best dressed men were prancing around in cropped pants and high heels. Why? To show off their manly calves, of course! Personally, I’d take a dandy quilt over a man in high heels any day of the week, so I think I’ll stick with this week’s tutorial, the Dandy Stars Quilt!

Make a Dandy Stars Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company! Free Video Tutorial!

Make a Dandy Stars Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company! Free Video Tutorial!

If you’ve seen a Jenny tutorial before then you know that she doesn’t like waste! So, this is what you do when you have leftover HSTs! Isn’t it so cute for being so simple??

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Click to watch the tutorial and learn how to make your own version of the Dandy Stars Quilt!

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New Friday Tutorial: The Surprise Pinwheels

New Friday Tutorial: The Surprise Pinwheels

Make a Surprise Pinwheel Quilt with Jenny Doan in her Video Tutorial!

Some of the best discoveries come from making mistakes.  That’s the case with this new quilting tutorial! it’s called Surprise Pinwheels and you’re just going to love it. Watch the tutorial and find out how this beautiful quilt pattern came to be!

Make a Surprise Pinwheel Quilt with Jenny Doan in her Video Tutorial!

Click on the button to watch the tutorial and see all the supplies you need to make your own Surprise Pinwheel Quilt!

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A Peek Inside the Floral Shop!

A Peek Inside the Floral Shop!

Love grows here, at the MSQC Floral Shop. If you’re a fan of florals, this is the shop for you!

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Bolts and precuts of floral prints fill these shelves from wall to wall and fabrics are displayed in flower pots. It’s a gorgeous site!

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Our design team is pretty awesome… They designed and built this checkout table featuring decorative garden wall blocks and the stick  wall art to bring the outdoors in! How fun is that?!

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You’ll find tons of great designers and collections in the Floral Shop, including Kaffe Fassett. Shop all floral fabrics online HERE.

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Aren’t these lights so fun? And these hanging baskets are to die for! I wish I could hang out in here all day!

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The Floral Shop is the new home to our popular Quatrefoil Quilt too! Watch the tutorial HERE.

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You can even find some MSQC Swag on display including this cute little MSQC Birdie Stuffed Toy that makes the “Quack!” sound when squeezed as well as the new “I Heart Jenny” T-shirts! You’ll be the envy of all the quilters you know with this shirt! If you can’t make it out to Hamilton, no worries! You can snatch these up online too. 🙂 

ducks blogWe hope you get the chance to come visit us in Hamilton and check out the new Floral Shop in person sometime! For information on upcoming events click HERE. Happy Quilting!

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