Do you hear yourself saying, “I’m not going to buy one more piece of fabric until I use what I have!”
Set the stage: Every corner of your sewing studio harbors a little (or very large) messy stack of colorful prints – small pieces – stuffed in a bag, tucked away, or stacked in a corner. The leftover scrap pieces from your finished quilt projects. Favorite colors and prints. Memories of a joyously-made quilt or gift. Those scraps are good stuff, even if they're 'only' leftovers.
To the rescue: A Scrap Therapy process that works culminating in THREE fabulous books!
Cut, store, and use those leftover bits and pieces of quilting fabric. Convert them to beautiful, coordinated scrappy items in seven simple, do-able steps.
Each book in the ScrapTherapy series reviews the seven steps, offers helpful tips, tools, and construction advice, and provides projects that put those scraps into your next scrappy-quilty project--Quilts, bags, home decor, and more.
Turn those embarrassing, space-hogging piles of scrap fabrics into something you can show off with pride!
ScrapTherapy, Cut the Scraps!
The first book, published by The Taunton Press.
Take those leftovers from your quilting memories and make beautiful scrappy quilts. Follow seven easy steps to get organized, choose your scraps for the project, and get it done! Tons of variety! Fun stories and 20 projects to assemble, using the leftover fabrics you already have.
And don’t leave out that trip to the quilt shop! Shiny new fabrics and notions are allowed as you turn something old into something new.
Want it now? Place your order here. You’ll be cutting, organizing, and sewing before you know it!
Did you know?
Library Journal selected ScrapTherapy, Cut the Scraps! in its list of best books for 2011!
ScrapTherapy, Scraps Plus One!
The Second book in the series, was inspired by a most amazing quilt show in New York City a few years ago. A collection of red and white quilts–650 of them–on display.
Instead of the high contrast of red with white, what if, I thought, scraps were paired with white? Wouldn’t that create the same effect?
The concept of scraps and white then merged into scraps and black, then scraps plus a technique, or an inspiration print. Scraps plus one other “something” became the theme for the second ScrapTherapy book.
The 20 must-make projects in the second book incorporate scraps–cut up and organized following the same process found in ScrapTherapy, Cut the Scraps!–-plus one other element.
Want it now? Place your order here! You’ll be cutting, organizing, and sewing your scraps and one other ‘something’ into a beautiful quilt before you know it!
The Versatile Nine Patch
The third book in the ScrapTherapy series focuses on the 9-patch block. The very versatile 9-patch block is easy enough for beginners, yet challenging enough for experienced quilters.
Expect 9-patches with lots of variation from project to project. Get introduced to grid interfacing that make even tiny nine-patches do-able and accurate.
You'll love making a beautiful, practical bag for your next trip to the farmers market, or one to secure your laptop in style. Quilts and table toppers with simple settings, cool techniques, or surprising twists to hold your creative interest.
It will be hard to believe your scrap stash could be so beautifully assembled into lovely quilted treasures!
Want it now? Place your order here. You'll be 9-patching a new quilt from old favorite fabrics in no time at all.