Jo’s Scrappy Plaid Quilt

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I’ve always wanted a scrappy plaid quilt, I have a bunch of old plaid shirts, and I’ve been spending lots of time with my overlockers/sergers lately (of course I have more than one!), so…. I deconstructed a basketful of plaid shirts – augmented by some plaid pajama pants from my local thrift store and a couple of solid chambray shirts for contrast – and made this cozy, dog-approved, Reversible Scrappy Plaid Quilt. 

Jo’s Scrappy Plaid Quilt

Instructions for my quilt are in the newest issue of BERNINA’s free online magazine, Through the Needle ONLINE, Issue 18, pages 19-21. While I used an overlocker/serger to construct this quilt, it could also be made with a regular sewing machine; there’s just be more trimming involved, so rotary cutting equipment would be very helpful. This would be a fabulous stash-buster quilt. I have a collection of winter/snow and holiday/Christmas prints that would make a pretty quilt – blues and whites on one side, reds and greens on the other.

Do you have a recycled fabric project to share? I’d love to see it! Jo


July 10, 2013 by Jo Leichte
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  1. Jenelle Montilone

    This turned out great Jo! It looks cozy for those cool fall nights, but also would be a great light weight blanket to pack a picnic with while it’s still hot out!

    • WeAllSew

      Exactly what I was thinking when I made it. I planned to take it to the fireworks last weekend, but we’ve had so much rain they were cancelled! Well, postponed until Sourwood Festival next month. Maybe it’ll stop raining by then :-)

  2. cr0ne

    This would be a terrific “manly” gift, too. It would also be good for tossing in the car. Thanks for the inspiration!

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