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Thread: Fat Quarters

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    Super Member MommaDorian's Avatar
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    I'm sure this has been asked before, but does anybody know of a pattern that uses just 5 FQ? I bought two sets of them at Joanns BF sale and can't wait to use them.

    Thanks.

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    there are several books on the subject. search and you will probably see some designs that you can make.

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    "Can I make a quilt with 5 fat quarters, and what pattern would that be?

    Five fat quarters will give you a little over 1 yard of fabric. So, if you are looking to make a small wall hanging or quilt, 5 fat quarters might work.

    However, even a small baby quilt that is 36 inches square will require additional material.

    Many quilters who specialize in working with fat quarters suggest that you begin with 5-6 fat quarters and then add border and background fabrics as regular yardage. Once you have the quilt top finished, you will also need fabric for your backing, which you would likely purchase from a bolt."

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    Take 5 is one pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    Take 5 is one pattern.
    I have a Take 5 pattern. I need 5/8 of a yard of 5 different fabrcis. How does that compare to a FQ? I'm mathmatically challenged.

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    A fat quarter is one quarter of a yard of fabric. You would need two and a half fat quarters for each fabric called for in the Take 5 pattern...12 and a half fatquarters total...

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    That would be more than the 5 I have. Bummer, I like that pattern.

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