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Thread: What to do with Fat Quarters??

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    What to do with Fat Quarters??

    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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    I would be willing to bet that if you liked the FQs you bought, that they do go together - at least some of them.

    When I started out, everything had to be matchy-matchy - and now I realize that sometimes variations in color and/or theme can be a good thing.

    As far as what to do with them - I don't know. I have long pieces I'm reluctant to cut up.

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    Maybe try featuring each one in the Shadowbox pattern?

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    Take a look at Bonnie Hunter's patterns at quiltville.com. You should get lots of ideas there.

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    There's a really fun pattern from Three Sisters called "Crumbs" that I think requires 40 fat quarters. I've made three of these quilts cuz I love fat quarters too . . .

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    Make a scrap quilt. Be sure to add as many different fabrics as possible. If you really don't like them maybe trade for yardage or sell them.
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    Coasters, hot pads, placemats, bags.

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    Make a string quilt with all the different FQs. They would be perfect for it.
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    Oh, such good ideas. Thanks a lot!!!! Love this board.
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    I think that happens with most of us when we begin quilting. We want a stash so we just buy fabric without much of an idea of what we want, how we will use it or how to get a cohesive variety. I'm still using up stuff I bought under those "guidelines". Now when I buy fabric I get either 3, 6 or 9 yards so I can actually do something with it!

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