Log Cabin Quilt Pattern: Scrappy Stash Sew Along!

Who’s ready to bust some scraps? It’s time for the Scrappy Stash Quilt-Along y’all, and I’m pumped up to get started!

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To see a full list of all the posts in this section please go to the bottom of this post to see my complete list.

Here is a complete list of all the Log Cabin Quilt Along tutorials in this series:

Scraps Sorting Tips

Sorting Scraps and a Few Answers to Those Questions

Let’s Get Started! The Scrappy Stash Quilt-Along Begins!

Improv Log Cabin Tutorial- A Scrappy Stash Quilt-Along Post

Scrappy Stash QAL- Quilt As You Go Tutorial!

Scrappy Stash Quilt-Along Check In

Design Options: Scrappy Stash Quilt-Along

Scrappy Stash QAL Finish It Up!

Scrappy Stash Quilt-Along Link Up Your Quilt!

We’re going to be digging into those scrap bins and putting those precious pieces you’ve been hanging on to, to use. It’s about time, right?!
So, first things first: go sort those scraps! Over the next week, you’re going to have sneak peeks into scrap organization from a slew of talented quilting bloggers. Take notes, pin ideas, just get busy.
You are going to need your scraps sorted by color.
Feeling scrappy

We’re going to be sewing fast and loose- no measuring, nothing exact. Freedom and liberation while we dig into those scrap bins.

What kind of scraps get to play? Well, anything 2″ x 2″ and larger. We’ll be using strips of fabric in widths 1.5″ – 2″.
What are we making? Monochromatic Improv Log Cabins! The tutorial is coming your way October 9.
Ready to sew? Good! The QAL kicks off  next Tuesday, October 9, 2012 with giveaways, special sales, discounts and all the details to get you started.
The many prizes offered to those of you that join our quilt-along are graciously donated by the following sponsors.
Scrappy Stash QAL starts October 9, 2012.
Scrappy Stash QAL ends November 13, 2012.
Link up finished quilt November 13-15, 2012.
Prizes drawn November 16, 2012.
Blog Hop:
The following fabulously talented ladies have so kindly offered to share their scrap secrets with you as well as helping spread the word about the Scrappy Stash Quilt-Along. Be sure to stop by each day and check out their scrap storage!
10:9: QAL kick-off day at Ellison Lane Quilts!
10/10: Maureen Cracknell Handmade (QAYG tutorial!)
OK, who’s ready? Grab a button for your blog, join the Flickr group, then pop on over to see Dana at Old Red Barn Co. and let’s get this party started!
Scrappy Stash Quilt-Along at Ellison Lane Quilts


  1. Sounds fun!! And who doesn’t have scraps to use up?? I can’t wait!

  2. My scraps are already sorted…does this mean I can take this week off? lol

  3. I better make my scraps look presentable!!

  4. Hurray! I don’t have many little bitty scraps to sort, but I also don’t really know what to do with them (since there aren’t a lot of each color). So I am looking forward to seeing what everyone does!

  5. well, ok! I am excited! This will be my 2nd QAL!

  6. Oh my! Only a week to sort my scraps, you better send a search party! I may be some time …

  7. My scraps have been overflowing so were sorted into colour a while ago, can’t wait to actually reduce the size of each box!

  8. Excellent! Now, I’ll need someone to come to my house and sort my 5-gallon bucket of scraps. Is that service included in the QAL? :)

  9. YES! I found out about your site and Scrappy Stash Quilt-Along on facebook this morning and I can’t wait to get started!

  10. Oh very fun!

  11. Sounds like fun! I actually just organized my scraps by color last month. Looking forward to the QAL.

  12. So excited! I hope that I can actually participate! I have so much scrap fabric!

  13. Oh my!! I needed to start the sorting part at the beginning of the year! I have them in three areas. I cannot wait to get started.

  14. Sounds like fun! What size quilt is this going to be? I’m not sure if I have enough scraps or not. :)

  15. I would love to give it a go!

  16. This is going to be fun!!

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  18. I have a quick question about this quilt along– how far should the scrap sorting go? Just basic color families like red, blue, green, etc.? Or should it be a more detailed sort? More like yellow-green, green, blue-green, etc? I have 5 years worth of scraps in the house right now, so it is a pretty staggering amount!

  19. i’m sitting here, trying to think about if i can participate or not. then i thought, “well, if i did it as a QAYG, i could probably do it.” THEN i saw that maureen will be doing the QAYG tutorial, which means i’m in! yay!

  20. I’ve never done a QAYG before. Sounds like fun. I don’t have many light scraps. Are we allowed to “buy” scraps? LOL

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