Scruffily Quilt

1 hushabye charm pack
1 hushabye jelly roll
1 hushabye layer cake
4 yards of backing

cut a 2 1/2″ square from each jelly roll strip for a total of fourty 2 1/2″ squares.

lay out 36 layer cake pieces in a 6×6 setting.
make sure it’s in an order that you love.

{i did this on my livingroom floor.}

lay one charm square on top of each layer cake piece.

lay one 2 1/2″ square on top of each charm square so that all the squares are appealing to you.

note: you don’t have to do this step, if you don’t want.
i stacked all my rows and labeled them to take them to my machine.
{i didn’t want to run back & forth from my machine to my livingroom floor.}
feel free to do what works for you.
sew a charm square to your layer cake square, using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
{a walking foot comes in handy here.}
sew a 2 1/2″ square on top of your charm square, still using 1/4″ seam allowance.
rinse & repeat to make 35 more squares.
sew your rows together to make your quilt top.
layer, baste & quilt as desired.
{i outline quilted around the blocks.}
i used the rest of my jelly roll to make a pieced binding…and i ♥ it.
i highly recommend yall do it.
it’s SO worth it.
wash & dry your quilt for that straight from the dryer crinkly goodness.
be prepared to trim some strings.

now you have one amazing scruffily quilt!!!
oh how i ♥ it!!!

this quilt is the perfect movie watching quilt finishing at 55″ square.

not to mention it’s an easy peasy gift for all those peeps on your gift list.
and the possiblities are endless.
just think of all those color options.
i’m currently making another one in cotton blossoms.
{i know…be still my heart.}
p.s. my scruffily quilt won a gold medal at the ohio outdoor quilt festival!!!

rachel of p.s. i quilt

0 comments on “Scruffily Quilt

  1. Kristy says:

    Love how that quilt turned out, great job Rachel! The shabby look makes it seem so cozy.. pretty sure I'll be doing this with Figgy Pudding. Thanks!!

  2. jaybird says:

    um i'll mail you gypsy rose if i can have this one… let me know 😉 i love it!!

  3. Erin says:

    I love it! It's not as heavy as those flannel rag quilts, and WAAAAY easier! This is another one on my list to make!

  4. What an easy way to make a cute quilt top! Love it!!!

  5. Melissa says:

    Very cool! I LOVE it too! Awesome job.

  6. marciekoch says:

    SOOOO Cute!!! Thanks – can't wait to make this!

  7. Lexilooo says:

    that is so, so pretty, I love it!

  8. Vickie E says:

    GRRRReat fuzzy…

  9. Quilt Hollow says:

    Fantastic way to use up scraps too…reminds me of Bull's Eye only squared. Good Job!

  10. PunkiePie says:

    CUTE! Waiting for the printer friendly version so that I can print it out. I work better off paper. Love it!

  11. Blue is Bleu says:

    It's adorable!!! I love that collection too!

  12. Nancy says:


    I too will wait for the printer friendly version. hate to drag the computer upstairs….LOL

  13. Becky says:

    I am loving that idea! And you are right…the possibilities are endless and the project would be super quick! Thanks for the tutorial! And congrats on being featured on Moda Bake Shop (again?!?)

  14. V and Co. says:

    this is my kind of quilt! super cute and super easy to make so i can do it in like an afternoon! whoot rach good job!

  15. Jewel says:

    That is so adorable … I want this fabric too… save pennies save pennies

  16. dotti white says:

    Rachel…you are one amazing gal! This is precious! Even though it would take more cutting, you could do the layer cake piece from scraps! Thanks for sharing!

  17. SG says:

    Great tutorial! Thanks!

  18. Katy says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Rachel, you are so darn clever!

  19. jabeybaby says:

    This quilt is so cute, I love it! What an easy way to make an adorable quilt!

  20. CJ says:

    I am loving this! Thinking what I have on hand that I could use to make one up this month sometime!

  21. teaginny says:

    Great idea! Thankd for the tutorial!

  22. I have a friend who expressed interesting in trying quilting for the first time, this would be a Perfect project for her!! Guess maybe I'll have to make one so I can talk her through it more easily. 😉

  23. Sheri Howard says:

    So fast,so clever, so darling!

  24. Sarah says:

    Very cute….love it!!

  25. greetingarts says:

    I love how it looks like a more labor-intensive, pieced quilt but is so much easier. I can actually *do* this!

  26. greetingarts says:

    And, you're making the best use of the Moda layer cakes, jelly rolls and charm squares that I've ever seen. Bravo.

  27. Heather says:

    Lovely – I really like this for an everyday quilt – and looks easy peasy. Thanks!

  28. Barbieann says:

    you bet, I'm doing this one too!

  29. Darling quilt. Great tutorial. Many thanks, Rachel.

  30. sewtakeahike says:

    Very cute Rachel! Thank-you for the great idea!

  31. amylouwho says:

    This is one seriously cute quilt! And seems very doable. I have a layer cake, now I need to get a jelly roll and some charms squares to match!

  32. Oh great! Now I have another quilt to add to my never-ending quilt tops! This is BEAUTIFUL!

  33. karenfae says:

    that looks so great and easy, I have never made a “scruffy” look quilt with the fraying. I will need to try it.

  34. TexasRed says:

    Beautiful! I will definitely have to try this out!

  35. Heather says:

    I love this. Love the colors and how it looks all put together. Awesome, Rachel!!

  36. Pat says:

    So cute and super-simple……just the combination I love!!!

  37. Sarah says:

    This is probably a dumb question, but where can the charm packs/jelly rolls/etc be purchased? I've followed this blog for months and can never figure it out. There needs to be a nice big button on here to drum up that business! 😉

    After seeing this beauty, I MUST KNOW! 😉

  38. Sherry says:

    Very cute quilt & great tutorial. Another fun way to use the precuts. Can't wait to make this one….thanks!

  39. Nicole says:

    Very CUTE! I love scruffy look. I swear you are so creative, it takes me forever to think things up.

  40. Stacey says:

    great job!! snuggle in it for me!

  41. analog says:

    I love it….
    It is really very beautiful work…
    Thanks for this sharing……

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  42. That really turned out pretty! This may be the answer to what to do with that layer cake I have waiting. 🙂

  43. Molly says:

    Maybe my favorite recipe so far

  44. Elsa says:

    love this quilt! the color, the design everything about it! thanks for sharing it and the tutorial too!

  45. Kaos says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing…I can't wait to try it out!

  46. Kara says:

    Very Cute! Another variation that would give you a more scraggly (is that a word) scraggly look would be to sew a cris-cross seam to hold all three layers together from corner to corner.

  47. leah.july says:

    are there any online stores that sell the charm packs/jelly rolls/ ect? the few stores in my area that come up under the “where to buy” on the moda website dont carry them.

  48. jamie says:

    high fives to YOU! what a great idea and fast, fast, fast. thanks for the tutorial. 🙂

  49. Mandy says:

    I created a pattern (which I currently have cut and pinned waiting to be sewed) almost identical to this!

    I used 1 layer cake and 2 charm packs of Fresh. I cut the second charm pack in half and then took one half to make quarters. I layered 40 squares like this but I'm going to sash around each square using the 2.5×5 pieces left over from the second charm pack in the corners.

    that probably sounds very confusing but I can't wait to see what it'll look like when I'm finished! I still haven't decided what to bind it with yet.

  50. Mandy says:

    Ladies who were wondering… I live in Canada where these Moda Bake Shop pre-cuts don't live…

    so I order them from and I have to say their prices are great, sometimes they have deals on shipping and I've always had the best service there. <3

  51. Becky says:

    That is one fab, cute, easy, I gotta have it quilt!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!

  52. Rose says:

    I saw one similar to this but they used fabric spray adhesive and quilted it at the same time as sewing it…it was on Quilt Taffy. Love this one though, so easy! I also love the colors 🙂

  53. Debra says:

    Love your quilt! Thanks for sharing :).

  54. My mother would have loved this !!
    I think it is very unique and cute!

  55. I'm having a hard time finding a backing fabric that I like with the “Hushabye”. Any suggestions? Rachel what did you use? Was it Moda fabric too?

  56. Kekumukula says:

    What pretty, beautiful material you have chosen for this quilt. I'm slowly starting to learn how to sew. Although I know quilting is a bit different in process, what an inspiration you have shared.

  57. i used moda fabrics for the entire quilt.
    the backing i used it the hushabye owl stripe sage print.
    sku# 23040 12

    hope this helps.

  58. knittedninja says:

    That is absolutely adorable! I'm going to have to make one of these soon!

    Thanks for sharing : )

  59. Rafael's Mum says:

    What a fantastic quilt! Congratulations on your Gold Medal! Well done!

  60. charlie says:

    This comment is a little late, but no matter, you are still the Bomb, girl. Yet again you've come up with something clever, fun, and so well done. No stretch here, you always hit it out of the park. Can't wait to make this. Thanks for another great tutorial.

  61. Bobbi says:

    i made one of these quilts and finally finished!!! i LOVE this pattern! check out my pics

    you sooo have to make one! 🙂