Dec 24

Scrappy String Christmas Quilt (146)

scrappy quilt christmas


After many years of christmas sewing, I had enough scraps (strings to be exact) to make this scrappy christmas quilt.

scrappy string christmas quilt


I used paper as my foundation, and made about 35 of these 8.5 inch squares, using this method, only without the white strip down the middle.




I separated them with 4.5 inch sashing and 4.5 inch border, ending up with 8 inch blocks and 4 inch sash all around.

string quilt holiday christmas red green scraps

The final quilt is a nice twin size, about 64 inches wide and 88 inches long, the standard size for a twin bed.  This quilt has not yet been washed.

machine bound christmas binding

I bound the quilt with a green chevron.  I love it!

scrappy christmas quilt by fire

And now, it sits by the fire, waiting for members of our family and a good book to read.





  1. What a lovely, and timely, finish! Merry Christmas! 🙂