The Poor Man Quilt


The Poor Man Quilt


The Poor Man Quilt
The Poor Man Quilt

You don't need money to create The Poor Man Quilt! A healthy supply of scraps and a few extra minutes are all that are required for this project. Use this tutorial to learn how to make a great-looking summer quilt for very little money. The beauty of this scrap quilt pattern is the freedom it gives you. There is no specific set of measurements, so you can make it as large or as small as you want using this helpful tutorial and diagram as your guide. With this fun pattern, you can even use old clothes, linens, or t-shirts to create your quilt top! The name of the quilt says it all, so grab any spare materials you've got lying around and start quilting.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening


Why You'll Love This Quilt

There are so many reasons to make The Poor Man Quilt, and we're here to share the top three with you!

1. Budget-Friendly: As the name suggests, this quilt project is perfect for those on a tight budget. You can use scraps of fabric that you already have on hand, or repurpose old clothes, linens, and t-shirts. This means you can create a beautiful quilt without breaking the bank. Plus, since there are no specific measurements required, you can make the quilt as large or small as you want, giving you even more flexibility in terms of cost.

2. Eco-Friendly: By using scraps of fabric or old clothing to create your quilt, you're giving new life to materials that might otherwise end up in a landfill. This project is a great way to reduce waste and be more environmentally conscious. Not only will you be creating a unique and beautiful quilt, but you'll also be contributing to a more sustainable way of crafting.

3. Creativity: One of the best things about The Poor Man Quilt is the freedom it gives you to be creative. With no set measurements to follow, you have the opportunity to design a quilt that truly reflects your personal style. Whether you prefer a more traditional look or want to experiment with bold colors and patterns, this project allows you to let your creativity shine. So grab those scraps and get quilting - the possibilities are endless!

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Just love the freedom and ease this pattern gives the quilter, basket of scraps here I come!

love the quilt..did you quilt the top and bottom together so they don't shift?

So awesome to see this pattern here this morning! Last night I was awake and thinking about all the vintage hankerchiefs and scraps of linen items I have and wondering how to put them together to get them used and have a nice way to do so since they are just sitting in my sewing room awaiting my inspiration. I think I have found it! I will try this or a variation of it and use my scraps. Wish me luck! What will you try to make using this pattern?

What a great way to use up your extra scraps! I'm going to send this pattern to my mom - she'll love it!


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