X Marks the Scrap | Free Quilt Pattern for Scraps

The X Marks the Scrap Quilt is perfect for making a dent in your scrap bin. It uses tiny crumbs plus larger low-volume scraps too!

You need 4 pieces of fabric for each quarter block and you use 4 quarter blocks to make each ‘X’ block.

Super Simple Foundation Paper Pieced Block – Beginners Welcome!

I used mostly scrappy strips sewn on to adding machine tape but I also used a few strips of my ‘made fabric’ which was constructed from my oddly shaped scraps of all one color.

Central Scrappy Strips

The quilt I made with this pattern is a rainbow of color, but in general, I do like using limited color palettes for each quilt block to keep the whole thing from looking too busy.

A note on colors

Print out your PDF quarter block pattern on your home printer. You can use any kind of foundation paper you like.



You can use the cutting templates provided to get the size of your patches but I recommend cutting them on the generous size if you are new to foundation paper piecing.

Once the central strip and end piece are in place, trim away any excess fabric to either side leaving your 1/4″ seam in place.


X Marks the Scrap – Video Tutorial

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