Fast & Accurate Piecing with Scrappy Star

You know that scrap stash you've been saving for the "right project"? Look no further! Play with color and prints for endless scrappy nine-patch variations. Using the May Chappell Scrappy Star Quilt pattern (downloadable pattern included), you will learn about making accurate square-in-a-square elements and scrappy nine patches. Lee Chappell Monroe is her name and quilt fabric fun is her game. 

Begin the course with a lesson on fabric selection and then work through cutting different size pieces of fabric. Next, Lee shows you how to use chain piecing for speed and accuracy without sacrificing the scrappy goodness of the project. Once you've made your way through accurately cutting your squares and strip sets, it's time to assemble the quilt by organizing and pressing the rows. By the end of the course, you'll have several techniques to add to your quilter's toolkit and a finished project checked off your list. 


  • Understand how to look at value and types of color to make a cohesive scrappy quilt

  • Create accurate square-in-a-square blocks and piece them together

  • Learn how to make scrappy nine patch blocks for future projects

  • Get an introduction to chain piecing for speed while maintaining a scrappy look.

  • The May Chappell Scrappy Star Quilt makes a thoughtful memory quilt for a loved one by using their favorite tees or other clothing for scraps or background

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.


-The May Chappell Scrappy Star Quilt pattern is included in this course as a downloadable PDF

-Make shopping for supplies a breeze by purchasing Lee’s Scrappy Star Quilt kit to follow along the course

Scrappy Star Quilt: Perfecting Your Piecing Series

Improve your accuracy when piecing while creating square-in-a-square elements and scrappy nine patches. It all comes together in May Chappell's popular star quilt!

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Chapter 1: Materials

    1 Video

  • Chapter 2: Pressing & Cutting

    7 Videos

  • Chapter 3: Chain Piecing

    1 Video

  • Chapter 4: Making a Square in a Square

    7 Videos

  • Chapter 5: Making Scrappy Nine Patches

    6 Videos

  • Chapter 6: Assembling the Quilt

    4 Videos

  • Closing

    1 Video 1 Text