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Thread: What to do with Fat Quarters??

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    Look at these books by M'liss Rae Hawley
    Fat Quarter Quilts: Fabric Choices, Easy Piecing & Quilting Ideas
    More Fat Quarter Quilts
    101 Fabulous Fat-Quarter Bags

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    You can make a queen size Thangles Orion star quilt with around 30 fat quarters plus yardage for borders and bindings. I also made a queen size star quilt with 17 red fat quarters and 30 off whites and I had lots of scraps leftover. There are tons and tons of patterns you can use fat quarters for. There are a lot of books devoted to fat quarter patterns.

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    I don't buy fat quarters, only large amounts. Just cut some more and make a scrappy quilt. They don't have to match.
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    I love fat quarters too. It's a good way to get many different fabrics and colors. I have made several quilts using my FQ, Omigosh, Flower Pots, Happy Daisies, and Three In A Box to name a few. I recently bought 2 mystery boxes with 50 FQ in them from Craftsy. I was not disappointed. There a loads of patterns that use strips of fabric and make up into a scrappy quilt. The colors do not have to match. I wish I knew how to post pictures so I could show you.
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    All fabrics will go together if you use enough variety and cut them small enough. Scrappy quilts are the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    When I first started out I went crazy purchasing fat quarters. Now, what do I do with them? It seems like none of them go together and I am at a loss. I did use one batch of black and white fat quarters for a backing, but my others just don't lend to that. Any ideas? HELP!!!

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    Check out the thread on the quilt board that members have posted their scrappys, loads of ideas there
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    There are tons of patterns and books out there that are for FQ, and some of them are quite beautiful. Other patterns that say FQ friendly also.

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    I have been collecting masculine flannel fat quarters for years. Just now working on a lap quilt for DH. I promised him there won't be a single flower! I'm using the Window Pane D9P from Missouri Star Quilt Company. I bought some Moda dark brown flannel tone on tone for the Window Pane. Cut into 1 1/2" strips for the panes. It's looking really good. About ready to lay it out on my design floor (aka living room floor). Just a note - I was able to get twelve 5" squares from each fat quarter.

    There are several Turning Twenty books that uses fat quarters. Some look complex and some are really easy. Look them up on Amazon - you might get a good deal.

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    Look here for some ideas (Turning Twenty quilts): https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...55.bUA7wEJlUww

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