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Thread: Fat Quarter?????

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    I've seen alot of mention of making a fat quarter quilt...now I know what a FQ is but is it cut down to make squares?...or is it used in it's FQ square...I know I ask the silliest questions but I am so tierd of making nine patch quilts squares and really would like to venture out to something a little more challenging and fun....the FQ has me confused now...I am a collector of FQ's so I guess I need to learn what to do with them now...lol

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    It's jusst another type of cut of fabric. Yard/metere/fat quarter. All different cuts. The way you cut up your fat quarter, now that's how your quilt is made!

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    Just go to a local Joanns or quilt shop and check out the books that have quilts made out of fat Q's. Get some ideas from there!!!!!

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    Check out this site. Lots of coordinated fat quarters available, but also lots of ideas for things to do with them!

    http://www.fatquarterquilters.com/

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    Fat quarters are cut 18 by 22 inchs so it is much easier to cut up. I like to buy 2 of the same fabric when Joanns has a 99 cent sale. That way I know I have 1/2 yd of fabric to use.

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    Rose Marie,
    great tip! I always look at the block of the month fat quarters, too. Sometimes that pattern is only available for the duration of the BOM quilt and only in that cut. I too, tend to buy 2 of each...or one and then hope it's there still when I figure out what I'm doing with it.
    Granny Cat,
    I also have this site for fat quarter projects if you're interested....
    http://www.fatquartershop.com/freequiltpattern.asp
    Best of luck with your new patterns!!

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    I also have quite a collection of FQ's too. I have wondered what to do with them and when I ask my mom she says "Sew something!" She makes purses, place mats, napkins, coasters, whatever. I haven't started any of those projects yet.

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    Isn't the term 'Fat quarter quilt' - a term for making a quilt solely out of lots of different fat quarters?? You can cut them up into different blocks and patterns etc. - that was my understanding, correct me if I am mistaken please :lol:

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    I thought it was just a quarter of a yard, but cut square.. But I don't even know what to do with them, so what do I know? :oops:

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    Thank You for not knowing what to do with them either Maggiebooboo I am in great company...lol...well I do like working with them because they are a smaller piece of material to work with but for some reason I almost thought you were supposed to leave them in that big square and sew them together to make a quilt...at least the project would be done in no time...haha...Thank You to retrogirl and Harmony for the websites to learn from you really have all been so helpful to a green beginer like myself...

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