If you have volumes of fabric scraps, today you’re going to learn how to sort your fabric stash into useable pieces. You might be surprised to find the fabrics you need to create scrap quilts at your fingertips. Please join me as I welcome Judy Gauthier, scrap-quilting aficionado to this new episode of Sewing With Nancy.

Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers is the title of Judy’s newest book release with C&T Publishing; it’s also the focus of the new two-part series, of the same title, on Sewing With Nancy.

Packages, Boxes, and Bows Quilt

Judy shows us how to separate odd-shaped scraps by color, then create quilts with the scraps. Her quilt, Packages, Boxes, and Bows shows us why it’s important to separate fabrics by color. While revisiting scraps of fabrics, Judy was able to divide my stash into a rainbow of color. Once the fabrics were chosen, the piecing was a joy!  

Color Brick Road

If you have leftovers from making Packages, Boxes, and Bows, consider creating yet another quilt from your stash, entitled Color Brick Road. Small rectangles are cut in two sizes and the colors are sorted using the rainbow graduation as your guide. Just like Judy, you might find yourself chanting “Follow the color brick road, follow the color brick road.” Watch as we make this quilt on Sewing With Nancy.

Fretwork Quilt

Today, on Sewing With Nancy, learn how to make fretwork designs. This quilt style was originally carved from wood to adorn furniture or musical instruments using a fretsaw. The same geometric style can be translated into a quilt pattern, using a rotary cutter and fabric scraps. The technique is reversible appliqué. Learn how to sort your fabrics into 5-1/2″ and 4-1/2″ squares, and then let the fun quilt-making process begin!


Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers Starter Kit

You’ll feel like you’ve taken a trip over the rainbow with scrap-friendly quilt designs, using techniques Nancy calls remarkable because, “Not a scrap goes to waste.” Book includes clever tips for organizing your scraps and assembling quilts, along with 12 colorful patterns. Kit includes book, Fast2Cut Simple Squares Template, and Sewing With Nancy DVD.

Watch Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers on Sewing With Nancy online.

For a chance to win a copy of the Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers DVD from Nancy’s Notions, leave a comment sharing the most predominate color in your fabric stash.

Nancy Zieman's Giveaway Winner

The randomly selected winner of a copy of my McCall’s M7512 Three-Season Jacket,  from The McCall Pattern Company is Michele Brakewood.

Her comment was, “I can’t wait to get started on this jacket!”

Sew Smart- A Three-Season Jacket designed by Nancy Zieman for McCall Pattern Company on Sewing With Nancy

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