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on Aug 13, 2013 in Blog, book, Books, contests | 60 comments

Meet Scrap Happy Quilting

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The Scrap Happy Quilting book is a collection of  11 quilt projects designed to use up your scraps.  I have two projects in the book.  All the projects in the book are really cool and accessible.  Here are my two projects featured in this fun book:

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Ticker Tape Elephant Wall Hanging/Baby Quilt (above)

Updated to add: Unfortunately, the Scrap Happy Quilting book is no longer in print. It is available as a PDF only. (HERE) If you’ve found this page through pinterest and want to know how to make an adorable Ticker Tape style quilt, see this free Ticker Tape Owl Tutorial.

Ticker Tape Owl Quilt | ReannaLily Designs | Jen Eskridge

Also featured in the book, Scrappy Dresden Baby Quilt (below)

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(Photos borrowed from Annie’s Wholesale Website.)

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    60 Comments

  1. My husband was nice enough to put up a shelving unit in the garage to store all of my totes of fabric. Each tote is a different color . . .I don’t think he realized just how much fabric I really have. But I’ve been good and been using from my scraps and stash when I made quilts lately.

    (Your cousin clint showed me your book ‘hexagons made easy’ when they were here in june. The next time I was at my quilt class I picked up my own copy . . .so excited to try some of the patterns!!!)

    greta nielson

    August 13, 2013

    • That is a very nice set up for your stash. Great work, hubbs! Thanks for checking out Hexagons Made Easy. !Hi Clint!

      Jen Eskridge

      August 13, 2013

  2. Well, I just linked to your blog from another blog, and saw the book. I LOVE elephants, so if I don’t win, I must buy this book. I have enough scraps to make an elephant in every color of the rainbow! Working now on getting them organized. Especially since I have given myself a “no new fabric until you organized” rule!

    Valerie Messina

    August 13, 2013

  3. Happy birthday! I’m only at 2yr and I feel like it’s been a lifetime (in a great way).

    Christine Robbins

    August 13, 2013

  4. I am always on the lookout for new containers for my scraps/stash. I tend to mix them together. Unless something is less than about six inches, I keep it all together. The elephant quilt is wonderful! Like the person who posted above, if I don’t win, I may have to buy he book just for that pattern!

    Anya

    August 13, 2013

    • Awe thanks. The book really has an assortment of styles and patterns. But yeh, I like the elephant too. I made a smaller prototype by sketching out the elephant on a 15″ block. The larger wall hanging quilt made it into the quilt.

      Jen Eskridge

      August 13, 2013

  5. I still have the quilt top that you helped me put together 3 years ago waiting to be finished! I inherited some of my grandmother’s fabric in addition to all of mine in tubs & boxes & 2 bags of t-shirts to cut up into a t-shirt quilt. I LOVE the elephant quilt!! Maybe one day I will get it all done….

    Beth Hill

    August 13, 2013

    • You can do it! Almost all the kids are in school, right?

      Jen Eskridge

      August 13, 2013

  6. My scrap bin is over flowing. I need to go buy another bin or start using my scraps.

    Marti M

    August 13, 2013

    • Choices, choices. It seems like the “I need another bin” never ends at my house.

      Jen Eskridge

      August 13, 2013

  7. Happy Birthday to another August person!

    Diane Bourg

    August 13, 2013

  8. Happy 5 year Anniversary!! Love, love, love both of your quilts! I’d love to make them both. My scraps are spread all over! I still have not settled in from a move and then scraps from current projects started new piles. I’m not really sure how I want to organize them all. Maybe by color would be the best. Love scrap quilts and fingers crossed for a win or like the others, I’ll have to buy it, hehe.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

    usairdoll

    August 13, 2013

    • I had my scraps organized by color, but then I decided I might use them up more effectively if I just divided them into “lights” and “darks.” But yeh- there’s loads of scraps to wade through.

      Jen Eskridge

      August 13, 2013

  9. Everyone knows what UFOs are. I’m calling my scraps piles the DTH: Don’t Tell Husband! I’ve got scraps squirreled away all over the house. I need to take the pledge not to buy more fabric until I use up part of my horde. Furthermore, I have to agree with the others: The elephant is so cute that I’m going to buy the book just for that pattern. Unless I win, of course!

    Sandra Sparks

    August 13, 2013

  10. I’m walking sideways now to get into my scrap/sewing room! Love the elephant and it’s such a clever idea that could be a different aimal..like the others might neeed to buy the book..unless I win!! hoping

    AnnetteinFL

    August 13, 2013

    • Yeh, you could definitely adapt that Ticker Tape Elephant to be any shape. Really, any coloring book image might work. I’m glad you have a “path” in your sewing room.

      Jen Eskridge

      August 13, 2013

  11. Have a great day! You deserve it.

    Shirley

    August 13, 2013

  12. Love the book and the ideas. My scraps are is 2 gallon bags,not sorted,just in bags,where I put them when I finished a project.

    Diane S

    August 13, 2013

    • It’s a start, right! I have loads of UFO’s in ziplocs.

      Jen Eskridge

      August 13, 2013

  13. Love your quilts. I NEED to make them both!!! I have a soft spot for elephants! My scraps are in a dresser drawer, I pick out my favorites and give away the rest once a year.
    Nice book! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Jackie MacGregor

    August 13, 2013

    • Oooh- a dresser. That would make the stash look so much nicer than the rubbermaid/s I have going on.

      Jen Eskridge

      August 13, 2013

  14. Happy 5th birthday! My scraps a currently kind of all over. i have a tub on the floor of my fabric closet under the shelves. But I also have a tub under my cutting table which is currently pulled out because we have been making doll clothes. Scraps everywhere!

    Sivje Parish

    August 13, 2013

  15. I have 2 bins in the garage full of scraps from all the quilts I made for my family. Then when my son shipped off to the Army, I used half of his closet for new fabrics and the other half is full of plastic bags full of scraps. And I have an open box next to my sewing machine that is filling with scraps. I need to go through my bins & bags to make your scrappy dresden quilt and the blue elephant quilt. OMG, the elephant is so cute! Thank you for sharing photos of your two quilts. If I don’t win, is it possible to buy the patterns from you? And, I agree August rules. Hubby just celebrated his birthday last Sunday too. He’s a pretty great hubby and Dad.

    Josefina

    August 13, 2013

    • You can always pick up patterns here in the online shop. Thank your son for his service! And Happy Birthday to your Mister.

      Jen Eskridge

      August 13, 2013

  16. My scrap bin is overflowing! It seems to grow even when I am using from it. I love the elephant quilt.

    Linda West

    August 13, 2013

    • My scraps seem to multiply when I actually use them, too. That must be a scientific fact, right?

      Jen Eskridge

      August 13, 2013

  17. OH MY!!! My scrapbins are color coded and there are 6 of them. Makes finding just the right color easy!!! :^) And that doesn’t include my scrap bin for floral strips, I think I have two bins full!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win your Fabulous book!!!

    Martha Briese

    August 13, 2013

    • Oh wow- you are rockin’ the organized system. Very inspiring. Some day….

      Jen Eskridge

      August 13, 2013

  18. Awesome book!!!!!! One that I either need to win or buy!
    I definitely have the scraps and your elephant would be the first one that I will make.

    Barbara

    August 13, 2013

    • The elephant is a big hit. I’m sure you’ll have plenty of scraps to make it.

      Jen Eskridge

      August 13, 2013

  19. That elephant quilt is just too cute! I now have a whole zoo party quilt going on in my head! Awesome idea! I always knew you were super talented girl! Happy Birthday……twice! And, yes, August rocks!

    Leigh

    August 13, 2013

    • August kids are the best, right?!?! A whole zoo party would make a great nursery theme.

      Jen Eskridge

      August 13, 2013

  20. Thanks for the giveaway! The elephant is adorable and so are the other projects.

    I’m a very new quilter and my scrap collection is in one cubby (shelf) and now overflowing into a second cubby!

    Nupur

    August 13, 2013

  21. Wow. I LOVE the elephant. Such a wonderful quilt; especially to make for grandchildren.

    My scrap bin is still small and totally unorganized as of yet. I’m low on space in my sewing room so reorganization needs to happen again before I can separate the scrap bin into separate ones.

    VickiT

    August 13, 2013

  22. I have too many scraps and need a system for them!

    KarenH

    August 13, 2013

  23. OMG Jen, the Elephant is such an awesome idea to use up those scraps, I had no idea what to do with them (hubby would of liked them in the big bin, not my scraps bin)
    This is definitely my next project for my little neighbour who is moving away, he loves his elephants 🙂
    I love your tutorials, very easy to understand. Keep up the great things you are doing, and a huge happy birthday to you.
    Cheers, Lisa
    Australia
    milu72@dodo.com.au

    Lisa Miles

    August 13, 2013

  24. Umm, my scrap bin is a big scrap drawer and it’s full! I used a tiny portion of the greens recently though, I thought it would make a much bigger dent at the time.

    PennyDog

    August 14, 2013

  25. I just cut many 2.5″ squares from my scraps..nice and tidy in a box. Didn’t make a dent in the scraps though.

    Cheryl

    August 14, 2013

  26. My scrap bin overfloweth! I save every little bit of fabric. I need to organize it somehow, and definitely use it up 🙂 Happy 5th birthday!

    Jocelyn

    August 15, 2013

  27. I have lots of scraps!! I don’t think I’ll ever use them all and the only time I do use some is in swaps!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Jenny

    August 15, 2013

  28. I don’t have that many scraps but they are organized into bins by colour. My stash is growing!

    MoeWest

    August 15, 2013

  29. My scrap bin runneth over!!!

    Gill

    August 16, 2013

  30. I do my scraps by size…and keep them in seperate containers (the plastic tubs that cat litter comes in make great containers), all on a shelveing unit in the corner..from 3 inches up to 6 inchs, and I try to cut those scraps up pretty soon after they begin to accumulate in my basket..when the little container is full, I know its time to use that group for a scrappy quilt…..

    Judy

    August 17, 2013

  31. I do not have too much scraps just a few. I live in Barcelona and here buying fabrics could be really expensive

    Elena

    August 17, 2013

  32. I love your patterns!

    Debi Tisdale

    August 17, 2013

  33. Had I answered this question 2 days ago I could have said my scrap collection was under control. However yesterday I came home with a whole tub of scraps I need to make some charity quilts out of. Time to start hunting for ideas. I’d love to give that elephant a try. Happy 5th Birthday!

    Christine H

    August 18, 2013

  34. Mine fits in a a 14x12x8 ish tub right now! Everything is thrown in together. I will probably sort it out soon and get a new system

    Happy 5th!!

    Karrie Smith

    August 20, 2013

  35. My scraps are a disorganized mess. I do have strings and strips seperated, but the overall scraps? 😛 I really do want to play with them; maybe this winter will be THE winter to get some used up. I actually prefer to make quilts from my scraps rather than my yardage making my life more complicated no doubt ha.

    Shelley C

    August 22, 2013

  36. A gal never has enough fabric OR scraps!! Love my scraps in any container I can find.

    Susan Lasky

    August 22, 2013

  37. LOL! IT IS IN ABOUT 6 DIFFERENT CONTAINERS!
    STARTED OUT OK,BUT ENDING UP WITH LOTS AND LOTS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

    LINDA

    August 22, 2013

  38. I would love to win this! I have about 8 containers of scraps sorted by colors!

    Connie

    August 22, 2013

  39. I have lots of scraps, I think I could literally spend the rest of my life sewing just with scraps and I might not run out! Congrats on the book and five years of your blog!

    Kat P

    August 23, 2013

  40. Love both of your quilts in the book. Just finished a “dear jane”, using lots of scraps of repo civil war fabric and I’m ready to do something fun and bright! Would love to.make them both for some of my little grandbabies.

    Sharron koslosky

    July 13, 2015

  41. My Scrap bin is absolutely chock full of odds and ends from years of storage. My number one goal for quilting this year is finding a variety of scrappy quilts to make with themes of cats, elephants, dogs, and 1930s style!

    Annette Macher

    January 2, 2016

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