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Ticker Tape (Scrappy) Quilt

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Patchesnposies, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Patchesnposies

    Patchesnposies Chickens.....are my ONE weakness!

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern New Mexico
    If you are like me you have saved every little scrap from every quilt or sewing project you have ever worked on, absolutely sure you would find a use for them. I have accumulated a rubbermaid tub plus 2 bags full and still had no clue what to do with them, as I knew working with all of those teeny tiny bits would drive me nuts if I were to try and piece them.

    I found this really cool blog about a Ticker Tape quilt that uses all of those little scraps and quilts itself as you go. This is a link to see what it looks like and her super simple tutorial:


    Here's another link, with a better tutorial:


    I am already planning mine! I am thinking that I may use squares, triangles and circles as well as rectangles. The end result will be a quilt full of memories from all of those other projects and the satisfaction of knowing that you made a beautiful keepsake out of "trash!"

    If anyone has already made one, I'd LOVE to see it! Please post a picture!
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2010

  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    (where's the dang "like" button!)

    I love this idea!
  3. That's clever. I may have to try that.
  4. ccoomber

    ccoomber Songster

    Aug 22, 2009
    Redhill, UK
    I so want to try this! [​IMG]
  5. I really love that idea! I have been holding onto my scraps, unsure of what to do with them. Hopefully a few more quilts down the road I can think about trying one of these! Thanks for sharing!!
  6. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Songster

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    That is so cute. I have about 4 yards of material that looks similar to the 3rd photo down on the first link lol.
  7. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    You know I have 3 HUGE plastic totes of scraps!!! ooooooooooooooo love it!!

  8. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

    Feb 5, 2009
    Monroe, WA
    My Coop
    My 9 yr old DD made one of these this year and we entered it into the fair and she won reserve champion Jr with it!

    There is a Ticker Tape group on Flickr which shows a bunch of these all done by different folks. http://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/pool/with/4664126932

    fun to see! I wanna make my own now! Actually DD like hers so much she wants to make a bigger one to enter into fair next year!
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Very neat idea! [​IMG]
  10. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014



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