Scrap quilts are filled with an assortment of fabrics that are often truly random in appearance, with (seemingly) no thought given to the placement of color and color value. Charm quilts are the ultimate scrap quilt -- no fabric is used more than once (except perhaps an occasional piece that's sewn wrong-side-up to change its appearance). If you prefer, scrap quilts can be a little more orderly, with lots of fabrics but in a less random layout. Think back to the most memorable scrap quilts you've seen over the years -- I'll bet the quilters who made them put a good deal of thought into their fabric arrangements, because making a successful scrap quilt does take some planning.
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