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Free Scrappy Quilt Patterns

It doesn’t take long to start building a stash of scraps when you are a quilter!  All of those little snips and slices as the pieces are cut out, all of the extra fabric purchased just in case…soon the scrap pile grows and grows and grows. 

I love to look at my scrap pile and take a trip down memory lane.  To see all of the scraps from those beloved projects makes me smile.  And as more special projects are made, the scrap pile continues to grow.

Let’s get real though.  Those scraps are never going to be thrown away.  Quilters just can’t bring themselves to toss fabric that they know could be used somehow, someday.

There are many wonderful and free scrappy quilt patterns on this page to do what we said we’d do when we bought that giant tub!  Let’s start to use up those scraps!

One way to use up scrap fabric is to make a crazy quilt.  They are super easy, look awesome, and don’t require much in the way of measurements.  Take a look at the crazy quilt page on this site.

For those who tend to gravitate to more traditional or minimal quilt patterns, the idea of scrap quilts may sound messy and unappealing.  

But the scrap quilt patterns gathered on this page will help to keep a focused design without a cluttered appearance. 

Some of these beautiful free scrappy quilt patterns use the trick of maintaining a color palette.  They encourage the quilter to just pick a few colors to stick with. These designs look much more intentional and well thought out.

Take a look at how the scrap quilt patterns below use negative space to control what could be chaos.  

The Scrap and Bear Paw Block Quilt pattern from Red Pepper Quilts uses light colored fabrics in the negative space between the bear claws to keep the pattern looking clean.

And don’t forget that using those fabric scraps to make a scrappy quilt keeps sewing green.  Reuse and recycle to make something beautiful!  You’ll even find patterns here for quilts made from clothing scraps!

There is a great page devoted to using clothing scraps to make memory quilts.  These quilts are made from old jerseys, or baby clothes, or other clothing that holds a special meaning. 

You must admit, that is definitely environmentally sound!  For some other great ideas for using up scrap fabric, take a look at the upcycling fabric page!

And now it’s time to scroll down and see the wonderful free scrappy quilt patterns.  Let’s bust those scraps!

Free Scrappy Quilt Patterns

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“Ticker-Tape” Heart Quilt Block

This Valentine's project is perfect for using some of your favorite red and pink scraps. A great scrap buster! Diary of a Quilter

Bricks and Stepping Stones Quilt

This is a beautiful scrap quilt that works up quickly. It has a quick piecing method which makes piecing blocks quickly. Bonnie K. Hunter at Quiltville Blog

Buckeye Beauty Quilt

A wonderful scrap quilt made from a simple block consisting of two 4-patches and two 1/2 square triangles. Hen Scratch Quilting

Checkerboard Quilt

Leftover bits and pieces of fabric can be transformed into something as beautiful. Make this Checkerboard quilt to do just that. Quilting Cubby

Cheerful Scrap Quilt and Pillow

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Learn how to make Cheerful Quilt and Scrappy Pillow with these free instructions. Affiliate Link to JOANN

Diamond Quilt

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Learn how to make Diamond Quilt with this free pattern. Find detailed step-by-step instructions to complete your project today! Affiliate Link to Joann

Easy as Pie Quilt

Have tons of scrap fabric? This pattern can be used to make a scrappy quilt. Crazy Mom Quilts

Fat Quarter Quilt

If your stash has lots of fat quarters, use this free quilt pattern to make a quilt. Sew Can She

Half Square Triangle Quilt

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What is a half-square triangle quilt? It is a quilt made with all half-square triangles. It's fast and easy to put together. Affiliate Link to JOANN

Haphazard Quilt

Haphazard Quilt

A Scrapbusting Project! With these general instructions, reduce your fabric scraps and make a quilt. My Poppet Makes

Hexagon Quilt

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This free pattern can be used as a scrappy quilt. Affiliate Link to Joann

In Full Bloom Quilt PDF

Snowball block and border. Size: 43" square. Quilter Studio

Jigsaw Baby Quilt

The jigsaw puzzle quilt is an effective way to use up fabric scraps because each individual block requires only a small amount of fabric. The Spruce Crafts

Ombre Triangle Quilt

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Learn how to make a modern ombre triangle quilt with this free pattern. Affiliate Link to JOANN

Phone Book Block

The phone book paper is used as foundation paper. Endless strips of fabric are sewn to the paper to make this scrappy quilt. Lily Pad Quilting

Puff Quilt (Lap Size)

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In a puff quilt, each block is filled with fiberfill before the quilt is finished. Affiliate Link to JOANN

Scrap and Bear Paw Block Quilt

This quilt design is a traditional Bear Paw block alternated with a patchwork square; squares and half-square triangles, that use up lots of scrap fabric. Red Pepper Quilts

Scrap Quilt

Thirty-six 5" squares of scrap fabric are needed to make this quilt. See the free tutorial. Jandi in Stitches

Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt

Log cabin blocks are perfect for scrappy quilts. This log cabin quilt pattern is a wonderful way to use up all your scrap fabric. Diary of a Quilter

Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt

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A scrappy log cabin quilt is a great way to use up some of your scrap fabric. Learn how here. Affiliate Link to JOANN

Scrappy Strips Quilt

This quilt pattern is a super quick and easy quilt, a great scrap buster. Cluck Cluck Sew

Scrappy Summer Quilt Pattern

This is a fabulous way to use up all that scrap fabric. Cluck Cluck Sew

String Quilt

String Quilt

A string quilt is a wonderful scrap busting quilt pattern.  This quilt pattern can use up many scraps of all sizes.  Learn how to make a string pieced quilt. Needlepointers.com





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