QUICK TUTORIAL: Trash Quilt

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.

TRASH QUILT


60-1/2″ x 80-1/2″

MATERIALS

384 3″ x 5-1/2″ rectangles (Have fun with colors and possibilities. This is a great time to experiment)

batting

1/2 yard binding

4 yards for backing

ASSEMBLY

  1. 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.

4. Assemble

5. Ta-dah!  A Trash Quilt top.

6. Layer, quilt and bind, as desired.

TRASH QUILT Gallery

your beautiful creations here…

5 thoughts on “QUICK TUTORIAL: Trash Quilt

  1. Thanks for the numbers! When I finish the green and white squares and rectangles, I think this will be a great project to do. Probably not as coordinated as yours, though!

  2. Love your scrap quilts. I usually can figure this out using the photos but it’s great to have the numbers and size before I start. I have lots of 2 1/2 inch strips so will adjust the size and use up my scraps.

  3. Thanks for the tutorial. I noted the sizes on paper yesterday and now I can bookmark it. Forwarded it on to a couple of friends and they really liked it also.

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