Super Scrappy Soccer Quilt


So. I made a quilt.


A soccer quilt. The perfect kind to put on the grass and enjoy many a kick.


It has scraps from about a million projects, and when I pull it out of the wash and the edges are all frayed? Mmmmmmm.


All I did? Put backing, batting, and background on my longarm, and then placed the scraps where I wanted them, and sewed them right on as I quilted.


Addicting, and awesome.



PS, if you haven’t heard, me and Amy from Amy’s Creative Side started a podcast. Now, you can hear us being quilting geeks once a week. Your life is complete, I’m sure. ;) Head on over to Amy’s blog to hear us chat about our 5 Favorite tools under $25, and to see the links to our 5 favorites. One of these days I’ll figure out how to embed the link here, maybe.


  1. 1
    Kathy says:

    Love, love, love!

  2. 2
    robin says:

    Love the quilt. Loved the podcast. Way to go!

  3. 3

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  4. 4

    Interesting way of doing things! Well done on discovering that way of quilting. But what will happen when the quilt is washed?

  5. 5
    Pamela says:

    I love scrappy. This quilt is so cool!

  6. 6
    Sarah says:

    The quilt looks great! I love the idea. Did you stick the fabric swatches down with vlisofix or the like?

  7. 7
    Lauri says:

    Can I make this on a normal sewing machine? Is there a “pattern” or instructions on your site? This is beautiful!

  8. 8
    Kim says:

    Would love a little more details on how you made this amazing quilt! Do you have a tutorial?

  9. 9
    Nancy says:

    Would also love greater detail on how you did this and whether it can be done on a regular machine. It is gorgeous!

  10. 10
    Gretchen says:

    Is there a tutorial or pattern for this?

  11. 11
    Jayne says:

    This is awe inspiring – really! Quilting is wonderful and to find so many different ways to achieve a quilt which seems to keep the process simple (I am a beginner) is so great. It can be quite daunting sometimes. Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt and your process of making it. Can’t wait to see more. Just – thank you! Jx

  12. 12

    Our soccer season starts today with practice. I love the technique you used. This is something I’m going to definitely try. Did the scraps you cut with the pinking shears fray just as much as the scraps cut with a straight edge?

  13. 13
    Terri C says:

    I love this! But I’m wondering if this is hard on your washer like a rag quilt? I hope not!

  14. 14
    Stacie says:

    Neat idea!! Thanks for sharing with us. I’m sure this will be treasured forever!

  15. 15

    Lovely! Me encanta! Thanks for your ideas!!

  16. 16
    Christine Sherman says:

    I’m planning to try this technique soon, it looks great!

  17. 17
    Kit says:

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  18. 18
    Beth Gewirtz says:

    I LOVE this! I’m going to use the same pattern-ish idea for some scraps of baby clothes. Do you know what size you cut the small squares and rectangles into? So I can trim my stuff down?

  19. 19
    Beth says:

    can this quilt as you go be done on a regular machine?
    Have no long arm! Thanks

  20. 20
    Shirley says:

    It there a pattern we can get?

  21. 21

    At first glance on Pinterest,I was wondering if there was someone else crazy enough to do some piecing like this as I once did — lots of partial seams! Love your technique with the raw edges!

    • 21.1
      Shirley says:

      Hi April.. Do have a pattern for the scrappy soccer quilt that you can provide? I would love to make one.. Thanks

  22. 22
    Stephanie says:

    Like the others, I’d love to know if there is a pattern and can this be done on a regular machine.

  23. 23
    Kay says:

    I’d love to see the finished quilt after a washing. Oh the possibilities…

  24. 24
    Agnus says:

    I love the idea of the scrappy quilt. I am a newbie sewer and Have kept all my scraps from my projects so far – various shapes & sizes. This would be an ideal project for me once I become more adept at creating my own designs.
    Thank you.

  25. 25
    Leigh Ann says:

    It looks like an I Spy quilt. It also looks like the blankie I had when I was a kid! Great job!

  26. 26
    Julie says:

    Oh my word, I’ve just seen this on Pinterest and I love it, I just have to make one, gorgeous!

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  28. 28
    Jerika says:

    I’m with everyone else!! Want more detais!!

  29. 29
    Mary Hoeweler says:

    Can I make this on a regular machine without the raw edges?

  30. 30
    mariano de mariano says:

    Congratulations for the beautiful pictures

  31. 31

    Really would like to know how badly this frays.

  32. 32

    I really would like to know how badly this frays.

  33. 33
    Christina butler says:

    Do you have a tortorial for this quilt

  34. 34
    Rebecca says:

    I don’t have a long arm. Any suggestions for a regular machine.
    Any tutorials. Thank you

  35. 35
    Lisa says:

    So you have the batting showing in between? That’s what it looks like and I just wanted to confirm. Also, if that’s the case, what kind do you use so it doesn’t start coming apart?


  36. 36
    helen bardsley says:

    people – she has 3 layers, the backing, the batting, then another piece on top that she sews the pieces on to – I’ll be using an old sheet

  37. 37
    helen bardsley says:

    I’m going to give this a go, looks like free motiion sewing to me??? going by the foot – going to give this a go

  38. 38
    helen bardsley says:

    tried this today, I ended up using my quilting foot and the dual feed option,
    but you possibly could use free motion sewing if you wished

  39. 39
    Pat says:

    My goodness !!! So many questions !!! But . where are the
    answers ??
    To me this is a real quilt! Don’t get me wrong I really like all the beautiful patterns but they are for show,but this is a
    quilt that anyone can just snuggle in and get real comfortable to watch T.V.
    I do believe you can figure out the pattern by just studying the photos and doing it.

  40. 40
    Henrie. Cramer says:

    loved it. Don’t have a long arm, but my short one will handle it well. Thanks.

  41. 41
    Outi says:

    SO wonderful!! Love it!

  42. 42
    Mary G says:

    where can I find the scrappy soccer quilt pattern for a home sewing machine?

  43. 43
    Coleen says:

    I need a more detailed pattern for the soccor quilt. Like how to start it, what sizes those squares are, and were they all cut straight edge or all with a pinking shears for starters please? :)

    • 43.1
      Kris Lieb says:

      She noted three layers: backing, batting and the piece on top that she sews the squares and rectangles onto. Looks like random with the pieces. Cute and easy. I’d say no pattern needed, just use your creativity :)

  44. 44
    Linda B says:

    So many people want more information or a pattern…so do I. Why put this out there if you are not willing to share?

  45. 45
    Karen Jacobs says:

    I agree with Kris Lieb,3 layers,backing,batting,a piece on top of that to sew the different sized squares & rectangles on. (looks like all are straight cut) Let your imagination create a beautiful one of a kind quilt,Good Luck & Happy Quilting

  46. 46
    Angela Jean says:

    This is a beautiful quilt. I love the raw edges and the simplicity of piecing. You really don’t need a pattern, sew easy! Thanks for sharing.

  47. 47
    Samantha Carlini says:

    This is gorgeous! I would love to see a picture of what it looks like today. Do you have one?

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