Scrap Quilt Patterns and Quiltmaking Tutorials

Hi! My name is Janet Wickell and I’d like to welcome you to, a source for a growing number of quilt patterns and tutorials. Learn how to make a scrap quilt with the resources on this website and please do join our growing community on Facebook.

My quilt block and quilt patterns vary in style and in size, and include detailed instructions and illustrations — an experienced quilter may skip over some of the details, but complete ‘how to’ directions ensure that beginning quilters can successfully tackle any pattern. I always try to explain the reasons why we construct a quilt component in certain ways — not just how it’s done. That knowledge will help you each time you make a quilt.

I’ve Taken the Mystery Out of the 2017 Mystery Quilt


Did you miss the 2017 New Year’s Day Mystery Quilt? It’s available now as a regular printed pattern, assembled in an orderly way without being a mystery. The original quilt finishes at 68” x 68” but I’ve added instructions to help you make a larger quilt.

Order the pattern for $10 by using the Paypal link above. Postage is included if you are in the United States but is just slightly more if it must be sent overseas.

Join the Let’s Make Quilts Facebook group to see how other quilters gave the pattern an entirely different look by choosing other fabrics.

Frayed Sawtooth Star Quilt Block A Few Words About Scrap Quilt History

Scrap quilts are an all-time favorite type of quilt. Legend says that the majority of antique scrap quilts were frugal projects, made with bits and pieces of fabric that were left over from sewing clothing and other items. While that’s very likely true in many cases, especially for quilts made during difficult economic times, researchers think quilters of past generations enjoyed the challenge of combining fabrics just as much as we do today and likely raided their fabric stashes to design scrappy quilts with l of visual appeal.

More of Janet’s Patterns

From 2006 to 2016 I wrote the quilting website at You’ll find hundreds of my patterns and tutorials there, even though I’m writing strictly for myself now. Take a look at Quilting at to find my work.