A couple of months ago, Author Susan Fuquay contacted me about the wild and crazy thing going on with Instagram and Flickr – and how my Scrappy Trips pattern has taken the quilt world by storm, almost overnight!
If you have Istagram, you can simply type in #scrappytripalong and you will find 5,630 photos uploaded by scrap-saavy quilters all over the world.
A TON of inspiration for digging into those 2-1/2” strips and sewing up a Scrappy Trip of your own.
The neatest thing ----is that American Quilt Retailer is a publication for shops! They are letting the shops know that they can have some really fun Scrappy Trip Along days with their customers – bring the scraps, sew up a day of fun!
And this excites me ---Because we all know we have more fabric than we know what to do with.
And because sometimes workshops can be daunting ((And expensive)) and you don’t have much to show for a one day class at the end of the day.
And this focuses on forming friendships, lots of laughter, swapping of strips, and building a quilting community, as well as learning a fun technique and sewing up the scraps we’ve accumulated while supporting our quilt shops all along the way.
The history of the Scrappy Trip in Print!
Yay!! Huge shout-out!
Gorgeous quilts made during the Scrappy Trip Along!
Would you like a Scrappy Trip Along in your own town?? Contact your local shops. See if they have received their issue of American Quilt Retailer. Have them turn to these pages and talk to them about the possibility of having a low key high fun scrappy sew up day in their shops. Let people bring their SCRAPS and play.
One of the things I personally find disheartening is when a shop demands that for any class ALL fabric must be purchased from their shop with in a certain time period. This ties customer’s hands and makes them go elsewhere. Shops need to understand that we have the vast stashes that we do because we have supported their industry all along the way ---and you know, as soon as you get people IN the shop to have a fun day like a Scrappy Trip Along ---we will SHOP once there! It’s inevitable!
Shops could even benefit by kitting up the 2.5” X 18” strips for those who simply want to sew, and don’t want to have to cut down their own fabrics.
You can also check out the Flickr Group for the Scrappy Trip Along HERE:
There are 1,715 photos in this Flickr Group! Inspiration Abounding!
Clue the shops in – encourage them! And have fun!
After all, doesn’t this statement fit you too?