It’s time for those scraps in your stash to take centre stage and get the attention they deserve! It’s possible you’re keen to save some pennies by using what you have and holding off on another trip to the fabric shop. Or perhaps you’re doing your bit to save the planet by using what you have instead of buying new. Whatever your reasoning, you’re in good company: us quilters are getting really good at designing stunning patterns using scraps!


Read on to find a round-up of our favourite scrappy designs from around the web. From simple squares that use up fat quarters from the depths of your stash to tiny pieces of your smallest scraps, these quilts are filled with character. You’re sure to find one that fulfills all your scrappy quilt desires!

What is a scrappy quilt?

Scrappy quilts are quilts made using fabrics that are leftover from previous projects which you never got to use. Often, we buy a whole collection with a new project in mind, but only end up using a few prints..

Or, you may have bought yardage of a certain fabric and cut it up into specific measurements for a project, and now some skinny strips or small squares are all that remain. It’s always good to hang onto those offcuts, even if you feel like a bit of a borrower with your ever-growing stash of treasures (AKA, fabrics). You never know when the perfect scrappy quilt pattern will crop up!

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7 scrappy quilt patterns

1. Country Love by Satomi Quilts

It’s official: we’re head over heels in love with this pixel heart design by Satomi Hoar! This scrappy quilt pattern is beautifully beginner-friendly thanks to its use of simple square piecing. Plus, it’s a perfect scrap-buster, using up fabrics in various sizes such as fat quarters and fat eighths – which you’re sure to have lying around in your stash.

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2. Kiss Cross by Nicole Calver

Let your smallest scraps sing in this bright and bold scrappy quilt pattern! This fab scrap quilt has a matching cushion set and is from issue 54 of Love Patchwork & Quilting.

Get creative with colour combinations of any number of tiny scraps you have lying around. Download the digital issue on your app of choice, including Zinio, Google Play, Apple News or the LP&Q App.

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3. Ice Cream Soda by Tales of Cloth

Showcase all the different colours and prints lingering in your fabric stash with this versatile English Paper Pieced scrappy quilt pattern by Jodi Godfrey! We love the kaleidoscope effect created with various fabrics in stunning star blocks. Plus, you’ll get to build your skills and become an English Paper Piecing pro.

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4. Scrappy Summer quilt by The Homebody Co

What’s better than a summery, scrappy quilt pattern? A FREE one! This pattern by Raye encourages you to get creative with whatever scraps you have available. Nine-patch blocks in glorious technicolour combine to create this scrap-friendly quilt which will have you dreaming of picnics in the summertime.

Download this free scrappy quilt pattern from The Homebody Co.

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5. Naive Melody by Lucy Engels

Use up your scraps and gain confidence in hand appliqué to create this colourful quilted ensemble! This vibrant and modern scrappy quilt pattern by Lucy Engels is the quilted equivalent of a jazz music piece. It certainly makes our hearts sing!

It features a whopping 191 appliqué shapes, and contains 100 blocks that make up a 60 inch square quilt. Why not push yourself and piece it as part of a 100-day quilting challenge, building your appliqué skills in the process?

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6. Scrappy Holly by Leila Gardunia

Have yourself a merry little Christmas with this festive scrappy quilt pattern by Leila Gardunia! This precut-friendly pattern spreads plenty of Christmas cheer, using up your red and green scraps to create cute graphic holly. This Christmas quilt pattern would make a great addition to your yearly holiday decorations – let the decking of halls commence!

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7. Happy Scrappy by Lou Orth

Save the planet (and your bank account) by piecing this scrap-friendly cushion duo by Lou Orth. Easy-piece Half-square Triangles make this a simple, speedy project, for those after a quick win. It’s perfect for newbie quilters! You can find this project in Love Patchwork & Quitting issue 108. It’s available as a digital back issue on Zinio, Apple News, Google Play or the LP&Q App!

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Every last scrap…

There’s something so satisfying about finding the perfect project to use up those fabric scraps you’ve been hanging onto. These scrappy quilt patterns turn trash into treasure and show you the beauty of repurposing old fabrics.

Raid your stash this weekend, collect up your scraps and sew your very scrappy quilt!


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Sophia CanoProduction Editor, Love Patchwork & Quilting

Keen crafter and editing aficionado Sophia loves to keep tabs on the latest trends in modern quilting and work with leading quilt designers worldwide to produce top quality content for Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine. Sophia feels at home in the crafting community, having successfully run an indie biz on Instagram (@sewphiacano) selling hand-embroidered hoops, t-shirts and tote bags alongside studying for her degree from UCL in History of Art & Philosophy and running her university magazine as editor-in-chief. When she’s not busy editing, she’s probably embroidering at home, snuggled up in a jumper knitted by her abuela, or a blanket crocheted by her mum (evidence of her lineage from a long line of amazing crafty women).

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