Waste Not, Want Not! - PDF Quilt Pattern with bonus baby quilt pattern


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About this Product

As a quilter, you make beautiful art. But what about all those little scraps? Do you save them? Use them for small projects? Stuff things with them? Or just throw them away? The economy has us all trying to be more thrifty. So I've designed this quilt with that in mind. 

Each block has corners being cut off. Rather than wasting that cut off fabric, I am sewing them into blocks. I am including directions to make two additional baby quilt tops from these little blocks! The yardage includes borders for these two tops as well. This quilt was originally designed as a mystery quilt, so the steps are presented as "clues". This pattern is presented in only one size, and is written to be easy for beginners, but still interesting enough for seasoned quilters. 

Sew a 1/4" seam 
Rotary Cutting 

96"x96" (Main quilt top) 
Directions given to make 2 additional baby quilt tops from cut off corners

•2 1/4 yard Focus fabric
•2 1/4 yard Color 1 Light
•2 yard Color 1 Medium/Dark
•3 1/4 yard Color 2 Light
•3 1/2 yard Color 2 Medium
•1 1/2 yard Color 2 Dark OR Color 3
•Queen sized batting
•Backing fabric
•Sewing Machine
•Iron and ironing board
•Rotary cutting tools
•Tri-Recs templates (recommended but not required)

ShannonMac Designs

Almont, MI
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Meet the Maker

Hi, and welcome to my shop! I'm Shannon and I've been designing patterns since 2012. What started as a mystery quilt to raise money for a charity walk turned into a whole thing for me! I am a quilter, machine embroiderer, sewist of various things (pretty much anything except clothes), and crafter of anything that strikes my fancy at the time. Oh, and by day I'm an electrical engineer.

I design mostly quilt patterns, but I'm hoping to branch out into some embroidery files soon!

I've been married for 21 years, and we have two children (our 20 year old son is a sailor, and our 15 year old son is in 10th grade). We also have 2 dogs, a whole clowder of cats, and a pair of rats. We live in the boonies.

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