My first version was called the Trash Quilt, because I literally found the fabric in a trash can at church. I tried to rename it, but the first one stuck!
This is a great pattern for scraps, or you could use fat quarters. If the fat quarters are perfectly cut, you will need 16 of them. If they are a little short, add a few more to make up for it.
60-1/2″ x 80-1/2″
384 3″ x 5-1/2″ rectangles (Have fun with colors and possibilities. This is a great time to experiment)
1/2 yard binding
4 yards for backing
- Pair up those rectangles by stitching two along the long edge. Again, don’t stress too much. Have a good time. Quilting is supposed to be fun.
2. Create a total of 192 blocks. UNFINISHED size should measure 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.
3. Lay out the blocks 12 x 16. The layout should alternate blocks horizontally and vertically.
5. Ta-dah! A Trash Quilt top.
6. Layer, quilt and bind, as desired.
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