Do you ever wonder what to do with all your scraps from quilting? Maybe you put them in a bag to stash away for a “someday” project? Or if you’re really organized, you have a system for your fabric leftovers, trimming to size and sorting them by color (I admire you!). The FREE Brick House Scrap Quilt Pattern is a great way to use leftover fabrics from your quilt projects to make a whole new quilt!
For the past few years, I’ve challenged myself to reduce fabric waste by using scraps from my quilts. Last year, I made the Swirling Stars Quilt, and for my 2022 challenge, I’ve chosen the Brick House Quilt Pattern to use with my scraps. The fun part about these scrappy quilts is seeing each of the quilts I’ve sewn reflected in the blocks. I sew dozens of quilts each year for work and family, and sometimes I forget what I’ve made, but scrap quilts like this remind me of each project.
My 2022 Brick House Scrap Quilt
This year, I plan to use the FREE Brick House Scrap Quilt Pattern, using fabric scraps from each quilt I sew in 2022 to make a memory quilt for the year. I’ll be sewing as I go throughout the year and gather enough scraps to complete it. I hope you join me in the challenge!
These are the supplies I plan to start with:
- FREE Brick House Scrap Quilt Downloadable PDF Pattern by Fat Quarter Shop
- 2.5″ x 12.5″ Quilting Ruler by Creative Grids
- 3.5″ x 12.5″ Quilting Ruler by Creative Grids
I’ll be cutting LOTS of 2.5″ and 3.5″ strips for this quilt, so I’m relying on my Creative Grid Rulers to help make cutting and measuring smooth and simple. I’ll be sewing as I go throughout the year and gather enough scraps. Using a good quilt ruler helps to take out the guesswork and makes for sharp and accurate blocks.
In January of 2022, I’ll share a Livestream Tutorial on the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube Channel demonstrating how to assemble this block. If you want to join me in sewing up your scraps this year, I would love to see you give it a try! I’ll be sharing my progress on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #BrickHouseQuilt, and I hope you will, too!