Monday, November 1, 2010

Scrap Quilt Challenge

Every year I challenge myself to make at least every other project between Halloween & New Year’s from my scrap bin.  If I don’t set this challenge for myself, the scraps begin to get out of hand (I really think there is hanky-panky afoot in the basket when no one is looking).

In the spirit of my personal challenge, 

I have a Quilt Contest for you!
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Fabrics N Quilts
Scrap Challenge Quilt Contest
A scrap bin buster
  • 54” x 54” minimum size
  • Entries must be completed quilts
  • Quilts can be entered in both challenges
Scrap, Strip or String quilts are historically a way to use up the smallest scraps & strips of fabrics from other projects. Quilters would put every string of fabric to use, in those times when there was no room for waste.
Even in our times, we all have a scrap bin that overflows or a collection of fat quarters stashed away longing for a project.
There are no design limitations on your challenge piece, other than overall size and that the quilt should utilize scraps of fabric in an obvious way/be the focus of your quilt, and the quilt must be finished (quilted).

So gather up your scraps & start designing your masterpiece!

You can even enter TWO ways!
Local Challenge
  • Voting open to all in-store customers from March 1-March 15. Any tie will be broken by store staff vote.
  • Quilts must be entered at Fabrics N Quilts by close of business February 28,2011.
  • All quilts must be labeled with quilter’s name and phone number (basted label on back is fine)
  • Quilts will be hung in the store during voting. Voting ends March 15th @ 5 P.M.
  • Quilts must be picked up from Fabrics N Quilts by March 31st
  • Grand Prize winner will receive $30.00 gift certificate to Fabrics N Quilts to use either in-store or online
  • All entrants will receive gift package
Online Challenge
Be sure to grab our button & place it on your blog, or add an html button to your sidebar using this code:

<a href=><img src="" height="142" width="144" /></a>

Join our facebook group to share ideas & pictures along your scrappy journey!
Let’s get scrappy!


Tuffimom said...

Looks like fun!! Going to try to participate! Thanks for the great challenge!

Grandma Barbara said...

Would a raggy quilt qualify?

Unknown said...

Sure enough they would, as long as they are 3 layers quilted & the quilt complete.

harleywife57/ Mickey White said...

Sounds GOOD !!!! oh , a challenge is the only way to get things done for a procrastinator as I am !!!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

ooooooh I have been thinking of clearing out my scraps, they are soooooooooooooooo out of control. Been trying to find me a pattern I want to do.

Mishka said...

I agree, there's definitely hanky panky going on in my scrap bin too. They multiply when I'm not around.

quiltsbylee said...

I put a button on my blog and I am going to give this one a try. I will have sooooo many scraps left after the past month of mad sewing.

sewfunquilts said..., I'll give it a whirl.

Anonymous said...

Great idea!

Cathy said...

Wish I had seen this sooner. Don't have enough time for a 54" x 54" quilt right now. But will follow your blog in case another challenge is posted.

stichnRN said...

have to think about this a little. i have a bazillion scraps..............10 years worth waiting to be put into a quilt. want to have a little of all my projects in it. this would be a good time to do it.

Unknown said...

i am in the process of making a scrap favorite. If i send a quilt in, i can't pick it up but would you mail it back if i put in a return mailing fee inside box?

Unknown said...

Hi Jane, I didn't have a link to your email, so I hope you check back here :)

You are welcome to mail quilts in for the in-store challenge with return postage for the trip back home.

You can also just take some pictures of your quilt & enter it in our online challenge. When you have your quilt finished, upload your pictures here:

Online voting will determine our online challenge winner. :)

SewCalGal said...

What fun. Can't wait to see all the entries.


prsd4tim2 said...

I entered a quilt that was finished before November 1. If it is not eligible, let me know and I will remove it from the group.