Cohesive Scraps with Jacquelynne Steves

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Some people love the random look of a scrappy sewing project, but others prefer for their projects to feel more intentional in their appearance. So today, I’m so happy to have Jacquelynne Stevens here to share her projects with us. Let’s take a closer look at how she transform her fabric leftovers into a collection of cohesive scraps.

Jacquelynne Stevens is here to show us how to turn leftover fabric into cohesive scraps with a little patience and practice on The Sewing Loft during National Sewing Month.

Here’s Jacquelynne:

My Grammy’s Rose Garden is a perfect scrap project- using less than 1 1/2 yards of a pretty floral for the borders and block centers brings the assorted scrap fabrics together and makes the project feel cohesive and not overly “random” and scrappy. The result is a pretty and peaceful quilt.You can also substitute charm squares for the scraps, so it’s a nice way to use pre-cuts.

The “Grammy’s Rose Garden” FREE quilt pattern

I’ve also got a Cozy Afternoon Free Block of the Month– it’s not too late to sign up! Get all of the previous block instructions and get started making this pretty tea cup themed quilt! The blocks are simple and go together quickly, so catching up is a breeze! Patterns have options for just piecing, applique, or simple hand embroidery- your choice. The smaller pieces are great for using your scraps, too!

Thanks so much, Jacquelynne for sharing your tips on cohesive scraps! I’m so glad you stopped by for a visit during National Sewing Month.

I'm celebrating National Sewing Month with The Sewing Loft. They have special guests, tons of projects and cool giveaways to keep me stitching all month long!

I just love seeing how others utilize their fabric stash! Still looking for more inspiration?

  • Check out Jacquelynne’s The Art of Home Free Emagazine– full of pretty sewing projects, recipes, embroidery patterns, artists/designer interviews, cute art, and more! (hint, you might even find me in one!)
  • Jacquelynne’s Square in a Square quilt block tutorial is a great way to use up scraps for the outer pieces while unifying the quilt by using the same fabric for each center square.
  • And don’t forget to check out her studio tour. There are a few vintage goodies tucked in there that I want to “borrow”!

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  1. HI, Grand Studio Tour! Loved everything I viewed! Thanks for sharing! Blessings!

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