With almost no rules and endless designs, collage quilts offer a unique way to play with scraps.
Layered pieces of fabric come together to create an overall image.
It’s all about playing with fabric, and who doesn’t love that?!?
With collage quilts there isn’t any patchwork required.
It’s more about creating layers of applique.
5 Free Collage Quilt Tutorials
Collage quilts are fun to create and very scrap friendly. Shadows and highlights bring life to the images with contrasting fabrics and varying shades.
- Dog Photo Collage Quilt
- Owl Collage Quilt
- Create A Fabric Collage from a Photo
- Sugar Skull Flower Collage Quilt
- Heart Collage Quilt
For this style of applique, the collage quilt – you may want to use an applique sheet to protect your iron. You’ll be fusing and gluing many layers and they can get gunk all over your stuff.
The applique sheet is a great way to protect it all. More info on how to use the applique sheet here.
Collage quilting is really a great way to use your scraps! Every little bit of fabric scraps left over from other projects will make these quilts come together really quite quickly. Learn how to organize your scraps while you collect them.
This is a collage quilt – a horse that I had sewn for my daughters room.
You can see it here and follow what I did to make it.
And, not really quite a collage – but you can check out the O is for Owl quilt here.
Interested in making your own fabric collage quilt?