Learn how to tame your scraps and turn your ugly fabrics into the most beautiful quilts ever. If this is your first or your 50th quilt, you will learn how to transform an ever growing chaos into a beautiful quilt. Once you learn the basics, you will be flipping and turning and creating dozens of different layouts from one simple design.
I will share my scrap management techniques with you which will help take the mystery out of string piecing.
There are no formal patterns for the quilts we will be creating. I encourage you to take photographs or notes of any of my work.
Warning, scrap quilts are addictive.
I will provide multiple layout options for the pattern we will work on.
I am from Columbia, SC, and have sewn all of my life. My love of fabric and all things handmade came at a very young age. My mother gave sewing lessons to other women in our neighborhood. As a young child I was given the scraps which I made into doll clothes. When my grandmother passed away, each grandchild was allowed to pick one thing to remember her. While all my cousins rummaged through her jewelry box, I spotted a quilt on her bed and asked if I could have it. Who knew how this would evolve 50 years later!
Bonnie Hunter was the recipient of all my scraps and uglies when she lived in Columbia. We belonged to the same guild and often saw each other at other quilting events. The day Bonnie thanked me for $50 worth of fabric, pieces I would have thrown in the trash, it clicked. I remembered the quilts my grandmother made with all the small pieces of fabric and I started to play.
Then I became the recipient of everyone else’s scraps and uglies. The more I teach, the less I receive.