Tiny Scrappy Quilt

Created By:

Maday Delgado

Skill Level: Advanced

Every marathon (holiday) sewing season yields a delectable amount of scraps! Fabric scraps seem to multiply like glitter around the sewing room; perfect for creating mini quilts that can double as doll quilts, mug rugs and much more. They are as cute as they are whimsical. More importantly, when you only have a few minutes to sew each day, playing with scraps becomes a delightful and sustainable distraction. I made one of the tiny quilts from triangles leftover after making quilt bindings. You can use traditional quilt binding to finish your pieces or the pillowcase technique for a speedier project. Make one or ten and let your mind wander in the magic of it all.

Janome Supplies Required
Fabric and Notions Required
  • Assorted fabric scraps
  • Batting in assorted sizes
  • Backing fabric (can also be from larger scraps)
  • Coordinating Cotton thread 50 wt
  • Embroidery needle
  • ruler,small rotary cutter, rotating mat
  • pins and/or binder clips



1. Select small fabric scraps in a variety of shapes.


2. Begin by piecing similar shapes to create pairs using the HP foot. Trim as needed.

HINT: For a speedier project, you can use larger fabric scraps that don’t require piecing.


3. Sew squares together improv style, to create a small rectangle. Trim segments as needed. Have fun mixing up patterns and dreaming up color combinations.


4. Now is time to create the pillowcase quilt layer. Trim all three (3) pieces the same size. Lay mini quilt top and backing fabric right sides together, place on top of batting like shown below. Sew around all of the sides leaving a three (3) inch gap for turning inside out. Back stitch for strength.

HINT: I used the AcuFeed Flex™ Dual Feed Holder with AD Foot. You can also use the Acufeed flex professional grade foot (HP2) with HP Plate.


5. Turn inside out, pushing out the corners carefully.


6. To close the gap, fold the fabric and batting under towards the inside of the sandwich matching the seam allowance you used (¼” - ½”), press again and pin or clip to hold in place. I prefer to use the HP foot for topstitching all around.


7. Embellish with decorative stitches, straight stitch or leave plain. Voila!


I have been in love with tiny objects my entire life and I’m committing to it with fervor in 2024. It also ties in well with my sustainable sewing practice. Tiny quilts have so much magic and joy built into them. I think we can all use a dash of whimsy and a hint of hope.


May 2024 be filled with magical things!


Use #tinyquiltsjoy to share your make

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
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Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
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