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ScrapTherapy® Scraps Plus One!: New Patterns to Quilt Through Your Stash with Ease
While it is well-loved, leftover scrap fabric can start to feel familiar to quilters, so Ford reinvigorates the desire to use their collection. Not only does she recap her sought-after, step-by-step instructions to cut and organize smaller pieces of fabric and share 20 fabulous new patterns for quilts and other accessories, she introduces how adding one new element to your ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 16th 2013 by Taunton Press
(first published April 2nd 2013)
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The author has technical/math aspects of quilting down and provides good information about these. The book feels wrongly titled as she includes projects that are not scrap projects by any reasonable definition, but that's perhaps a matter of opinion. Her fabric and color choices are quite idiosyncratic and you may need to look past these to see the value in her instructions and technique.
I didn’t like this one as much as the original scrap therapy. That one turned me into a user of the scrap therapy method of cutting scraps into usable sizes, though I did some of my own modifications. This book repeats the steps to use Scrap Therapy as an organizational method, which I was expecting, and then has some new patterns. It was the patterns that knocked this one below the original for me. It’s not that I didn’t like them, and I don’t mind adding an element (meaning new yardage) to a g ...more
This was a pretty fun book to look at. The basic idea is that you cut up your quilting fabric stash into a couple different sizes of squares and then save them, neatly stacked in boxes, for a moment of inspiration. Book comes with many suggestions for scrap quilt patterns. But like most books I've seen about scrap quilts, you can't pick your scraps willy-nilly. You have to choose your colors and patterns carefully. I personally decided I didn't want to use this approach.