Scraptherapy Cut the Scraps!

Scraptherapy Cut the Scraps!

7 Steps to Quilting your Way Through your Stash

Book - 2011
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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(tm), 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.


Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781600853333
Branch Call Number: 746.46 Ford 2011
Characteristics: 202 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Cut the scraps!


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dustbunny53 Sep 06, 2017

This book inspired me to actually cut up those small pieces of fabric that were stuffed in a box. My scraps are now organized in a way that I can use them to create something.

Apr 29, 2017

I checked out the Scraptherapy books to compare them to the Scraps Inc books. The primary difference is that these Scraptherapy books by Joan Ford use very traditional blocks and patterns, where the Scraps Inc books from Lucky Spool Media focus much more on modern designs.
Joan Ford's scrap system uses scraps in 3 sizes: 5" squares, 3.5" squares, and 2" strips. She describes a 7-step system for organizing and sewing with scraps. She does include a couple smaller projects like table runners and bags.

Apr 16, 2012

A useful book for those of us who create an unending supply of scraps from our sewing projects.

Sep 19, 2011

I think it is morally wrong to take public domain patterns and rename them. In this book you will find "Jacob's Ladder," "Jewel Box," and the classic "Spools" and "Bear's Paw" patterns renamed. That said, there is nothing new in this book. Even the tote bag seems pilfered.


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