How to Make Yardage from your Quilting Scraps

This is a fun way to make new ‘yardage’ by Scrap Fabric Love.  She shows you how to make yardage from one color from irregularly shaped quilting scraps. 

Using scraps for quilting is a fun and creative way to make new yardage of all one color from irregularly shaped pieces of fabric. This not only helps you use up those leftover scraps, but it also saves you money and adds an interesting texture and color variation to your projects. Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or just starting out, incorporating scraps into your quilting projects can be a great way to add a personal touch to your creations.

One fun way to use scraps for quilting is to create new yardage of all one color. To do this, simply gather all your scraps of a similar color and sew them together. You can sew the scraps together in a random fashion, or you can arrange them in a pattern to create a unique, scrappy look. Once your scraps are sewn together, you can then use the resulting fabric to create a quilt block, zipper pouch, tote bag, or any other quilting project you can imagine.

When using scraps for quilting, it’s important to prewash the fabric to prevent shrinkage and to ensure that all the colors are colorfast. You may also want to press the scraps to remove any wrinkles before sewing them together. When arranging the scraps, consider the scale and placement of each piece to create a harmonious and balanced look.

If you’re new to quilting with scraps, it can be helpful to start with a simple project like a zipper pouch or tote bag. These smaller projects are a great way to get your feet wet and build your confidence before diving into a larger project like a quilt. Additionally, when working with scraps, it’s a good idea to have a plan for how you want to use the scraps before you start sewing. This will help you avoid waste and ensure that you have enough scraps to complete your project.

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