Trash Quilt

I don’t mean that I don’t like the quilt, or that I am going to throw it in the trash, but that is where I found it.

Our family helps clean our congregation meeting house from time to time to prepare the building for sabbath worship services. Apparently, an activity had been held in the building and there was a pile of (more than just) scraps in a trash can.

After reviewing the fabric, I settled on rectangles 3″ x5-1/2″ as the best use of fabric. In all, 112 rectangles were needed.

These were sewn into pairs.

And assembled.

ps–The quilt isn’t wavy; the grass needs to be mowed.

And quilted.

And, ta-dah! A quilt. 35″ x 40″

It was such fun to find this small treasure in the trash.

12 thoughts on “Trash Quilt

  1. People give me scraps all the time. A group of us make charity quilts. Love this idea for a quilt. Thank You. Theresa

  2. Such a sweet little quilt! It’s so much fun rescuing things others toss out and giving them new life.
    I can totally relate. My grass gives the same effect even after it’s just been cut. lol

  3. WOWEE!!! Great job. I’m so happy to hear that you saved the fabric from the landfill or wherever and maybe even out of a plastic bag, too. LOVE this post. {{Hugs}} a bunch. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. I am a person who tries not to waste a thing. It was so lucky that you found these “scraps” and were able to make use of them. Someone will love that quilt!

  5. I’m glad I’m not the only one with a history of trash picking fabric. LOL That looks fabulous, bright and happy!

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