There are, of course, lots of ways to make scrap quilts, but for my first scrap
quilt this year I'm going to make one using strips. I thought a post with ideas for scrap quilts based on strips would be in order. So here are a lot of ideas to consider with each and every quilt or quilt block pictured made primarily from strips...perfect for using your scraps and your stash...enjoy!
First...although scrappy trip around the world quilts look like they are made with squares, Bonnie Hunter's method uses strips. Left-over jelly roll strips are perfect for this project.
This 12-inch string X-block uses lots of strips about 1-3" wide and about 5" wide. I am hoping to try this block this year since I have lots of shorter scraps! Find the tutorial here.
My Anasazi quilt is a jelly roll quilt and therefore perfect for those 2 1/2" strips in your stash!
Oasis is another one of my patterns that uses strips. You can use shorter strips for this project.
The Go Four It quilt from the 2015 American Patchwork & Quilting quilt along also uses lots of strips to make the four-patch units. What's even better is that you can cut your strips from layer cake squares for this!
Pineapple blocks can be made with strips!
My County Fair quilt can also be made from a jelly roll (you will have to cut your strips into squares for this one, though).
The Scrappy Log Cabin quilt is perfect for left-over strips. Find the directions for this project here.
String blocks are another perfect project for strips. I like to use strips at least 1" wide for my blocks. You can find my tutorial for string blocks here. I'm hoping to finish up this project this year!
I've also been making a lot of log cabin blocks with strips...
My Happy Friday quilt is another jelly roll pattern...this pattern uses super fast strip piecing and would be perfect for scraps!
I hope this gives you some ideas for scrappy projects with your strips. I've actually got one more idea for scrap quilts with strips...I'm working on a tutorial for it right now!
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