How to Create a Scrappy Look from New Fabric

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This Quick Tip Will Create Perfect Randomness!

Scrappy looking quilts, whether they’re made from actual scraps or not, have a special charm that many quilters want to emulate. The random nature of the fabric placement is what gives them that special scrappy appeal.





However, when working with pre-cuts and yardage it’s all too easy to create patterns rather than random placement when sewing pieces together. That happens because once all the pieces are cut you’re likely to be faced with identical stacks to sew together in random order.

How to Make Perfectly Scrappy Quilts from New Fabric

One option is to fiddle while at the machine, trying to pick randomly when stitching. Another is to use this great tip from Stefanie Roman of Little Lady Patchwork.

How to Make Perfectly Scrappy Quilts from New Fabric

Her super easy method is a sure-fire way to create random fabric placement without slowing down the stitching. All it takes is a couple of minutes and once everything is sewn together you’ll have a perfectly scrappy looking quilt. Nice!

Click here for “A Tip for Making Scrappy Precut Quilts {My Little Secret}”.

Random Fabric Squares

The image above is from Simply Sew Crafty.

 

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