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Thread: Fat Quarter Quilts

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    Senior Member SandraD's Avatar
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    What are your favorite patterns using fat quarters. I'm wanting to do a throw for my cabin and can't decide.

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    bricks, log cabins, 9-patch, snowballs.. your options are almost endless, since the pieces are bigger..

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    If you have a lot of fat quarters, I like Turning Twenty.

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    The problem I have with "Fat Quarter Quilt Books," is they use fat quarters, and a load of other pieces of material, too. I think the easiest thing is do you 5" square charm packs and get those "nickel" books, or, sew a nine block together of charm packs, with the same fabric in the middle of each block, then you cut them horizontally and vertically - sew them back together so the center patch is "kissing" the center patch of the one next to it. Looks like you took a long time piecing it, its beautiful, simple, and great to use with a charm patch collection!

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    That sounds like a disappearing 9 patch.

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    I love the turning twenty myself!

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    I used fat quarters and made a disappearing 9 patch top, was so much fun!

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    I'm no help.Never bought a fat quarter. Just google fat quarter patterns & I'm sure you'll find a lot.Google is my friend :-)

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    The Yellow Brick Road also uses fat quarters!

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    Just received a fat quarter sampler from Connecting Threads planning on a Turning Twenty with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobertina
    I love the turning twenty myself!
    Me too! Turning Twenty is so fast and the quilts are pretty. :thumbup:

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    Is turning twenty a pattern I'll have to buy or does anyone have a link to a free pattern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smtp5
    The Yellow Brick Road also uses fat quarters!
    My favorite...Made a couple of these.

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    If you have enough fat quarters, you can also make any pattern that calls for a layer cake or charm packs. I think about 20 fat quarters can make enough squares for a layer cake and you can get 12 5" squares from each FQ so...about 3.5 or 4 per charm pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandraD
    What are your favorite patterns using fat quarters. I'm wanting to do a throw for my cabin and can't decide.
    My favorite is a black cat pattern called short stacks, It uses 14 fat quarters. very easy and makes up lovely.

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    crafty Bear, I see you here often and I hope you want mind if i ask you what magazine or book you could recomend to me to learn what the heck you ladies are talking about when it comes to disappearing 9 or turning twenty patches are:):) I know the 9block, I think:) Thanks from E.Texas, rosie

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    and maybe a spelling teacher, I just read what I wrote to you, AFTER i sent it :) rosie

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    I'm not craftybear but if you go to the tutorials section here, I am pretty sure there's one for the disappearing 9 patch. I haven't made one yet but I keep threatening to. Turning Twenty is a pattern you have to buy-there is Turning Twenty and then there are variations on it that are sold separately. Most quilt shops, online and off, will carry the Turning Twenty pattern (it's like a booklet).

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    I'm now making a D9P quilt and am loving it. I used a different color block for the center block, give me three different main colors and patterns on the fabric. Lots of way to put them together.

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    Check this out, see if it suits your needs. They can be scrappy or planned . Both are very pretty.

    http://quiltsatcs.blogspot.com/2007/...-tutorial.html

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    Here's a link to the pattern I've got laid out now.

    http://www.virginiaquilter.com/cgi-l...html?E+scstore

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    Yellow brick road, turning twenty and crazy eights

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    I'm not craftybear either (she does rock though!) My trick to learning the language is that I open up another tab of my internet so that I have 2 sessions going at one time and when I come across something I don't know I just click on the other tab and google it. That way, I don't lose where I am on the one session but I get my question answered.

    These are 2 sites that I find I go to alot othr than youtube tutorials.
    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com
    http://www.freequilt.com
    The first is very informative and the second had lots of free quilt patterns. After you look at them enough, you remember what they are.

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