ScrapTherapy® Cut the Scraps!: 7 Steps to Quilting Your Way through Your Stash

June 22, 2013 - Comment

All quilters know one thing for sure: a fabric stash is a living thing. It grows imperceptibly at first, but soon takes over your sewing room, and, if you’re not careful, your life. Joan Ford is a quilt designer who recognized a need to clear the clutter among her fellow quilters and came up with

All quilters know one thing for sure: a fabric stash is a living thing. It grows imperceptibly at first, but soon takes over your sewing room, and, if you’re not careful, your life. Joan Ford is a quilt designer who recognized a need to clear the clutter among her fellow quilters and came up with a fun and effective way to deal with it. Enter ScrapTherapy™, Ford’s feel-good method for organizing the mounds of fabric — from yards and fat quarters to skinny scraps — and turning them into quilts and a wide array of accessories. In this innovative book, Ford offers step-by-step instructions for cutting a fabric stash down to size — quite literally — and provides 20 original patterns for quilts, pillows, table runners, and more.

Product Features

  • Dimensions: 10 in. H x 8 in. W x .5 in. D
  • Weight: 1.03 ounces
  • Made in United States

Comments

vickieathome says:

Exactly what I needed! When I saw this book was on the way out, I was excited. I have needed someone to teach me how to deal with all the fabric scraps I have collected for the past 20 years. I had to read the book first, but now I am ready to really get moving on my stash. The suggestions were good ideas, right to the point, and easy to do. This is a great book for beginners, just learning how to quilt, because the author goes into great detail and the pictures make the instructions easy to follow. I can’t wait to actually get started on some of the projects.

rebecca moe says:

Great therapy for too many scraps! I’ve been quilting since before my kids were born, so I’ve got scraps. By the tons. And sadly, that’s not really much hyperbole. But I digress….What I liked about this book is that it gave some real, concrete ideas for dealing with your scrap pile(s!), but also tried to keep it realistic. Joan Ford says to get rid of your teeny, tiny pieces (the smallest piece she has you cutting and keeping is a 2″ square–and honestly, at this point in my life I’m not sure I really want to sew together pieces smaller than that anyway), or, if you’re not ready for that yet, put them in a container, date it, and if you haven’t used any of them a year later, toss it. This was…liberating. I have tendency to keep every single viable scrap–and even some not so viable–when I really don’t have the room for them. But precut squares? I can handle them! The idea of having your leftover scraps already cut into usable squares, ready to go at a minute’s notice was a good one too–I’ve…

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