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Join this Sisterhood of Scraps

The art of quilting can be done independently, but over time we quilters have come together as a family in quilting bees, groups, and retreats to share quilting and fabrics with each other! The sisterhood of quilting reaches far and wide, exchanging scraps, techniques and charity quilts!

The Sisterhood of Scraps: 12 Brilliant Quilts by 7 Fantastic Designers Quilt Book, by Lissa Alexander for Martingale, celebrates scrappy quilts from her and all of her quilty friends! Come on and join this scrappy sisterhood!

Sisterhood of Scraps: 12 Brilliant Quilts from 7 Fantastic Designers

In Sisterhood of Scraps, Quilt Designer Lissa Alexander joins six of her friends in creating a book full of what they call scrapalicious magic! The book contains fantastic scrappy quilts from seven talented designers, including Barbara Brackman, Laurie Simpson, Susan Ache, and Sandy Klop.


There are over 99 different fabric collections used in this scrappy quilt designed and pieced by Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson. At 80″ square, the Forty-Niner is King-size quilt.

To recreate this look, we recommend the Winterberry Moda Mix and Ivory Low Volume Fat Quarter Bundle.


Connecting with friends and fellow quilters on social media inspired this album quilt that features signatures of all those influential people. The Influencers quilt was designed by Lissa Alexander and finishes at 57″ X 71.25″.

Our 2″ Triangles On A Roll papers can help you sew this quilt up quickly!

Orange Zigzag

The maker of the original quilt that inspired this pattern is unknown. It’s from the collection of Barbara Brackman and is assumed to be from about 1920. Luckily, the authors have recreated the pattern for you so that you can make it your own. Orange Zigzag finishes at 63.33″ X 81.5″.

If you are looking for an orange fabric much like this, Bella Solids in Melon and the Pumpkin Polka Dot Circles from All Hallow’s Eve are spot on. We also carry shirtings fabric in a variety of different prints.

Christmas All Year

This quilt was also designed by Lissa. The quilt was inspired by her husband who keeps a running joke in their family about all year being Christmas for their kids! Just like Lissa, we love working on Christmas quilts all year so this one is definitely on our list.

Every pattern in Sisterhood of Scraps: 12 Brilliant Quilts from 7 Fantastic Designers comes with beautiful photos and detailed full-color instructions. It’s no surprise that scrappy quilts stand the test of time. The unique combination of fabric and design never loses its appeal. The book even features yummy, share-worthy recipes like Friendship Bread. When looking at your bin of scraps, may we suggest you make one of these masterpieces for yourself?

Special Offer

Save 20% off Sisterhood of Scraps Quilt Book. One time use, not valid with other offers.  Limited time offer while supplies last.  Expires Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Use Code: Scraps20

Watch Sisterhood of Scraps Trunk Show Live

On Thursday, March 5 at 9 AM CST, join the staff on the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel for a live chat and trunk show. Watch the Livestream or catch the video afterward.

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We hope you’re feeling inspired to pick up a copy for your next quilt! You can follow Martingale Books on Instagram – @MartingaleTPP. If you want to get more quilty inspiration and tips in a supportive online community, join Kimberly’s Stitch Squad on Facebook. Share your quilts with #SisterhoodofScraps.

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  1. It has been a long time since I made a quilt most of it was by hand the part by machine was done on my grandmother’s treadle sewing machine. We have more modern machine than that but we do still have her treadle machine and it still works.

  2. I got to see the actual quilts at Road to California: They are just gorgeous!! And thus, I already own the book: too good to pass up! 🙂 Hugs, H

  3. Has anyone used their new meet in the middle half hexagon template yet?
    I’m using mine to make the free pattern included in the February sew sampler box.
    Kinda having a hard time matching edges up to sew….anyone else?