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Thread: favorite easy fat quarter pattern

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    favorite easy fat quarter pattern

    So I have a wonderful new Juki and I want to practice my FMQ skills. I also have a tiny sewing room and a ton of fabric including oodles of fat quarters. To kill 2 birds with one stone, I want to piece a few quick tops from my stash and use them to practice on and then donate them.

    I have a Turning Twenty pattern, and I will use that. I think I can also do a fast rail fence, but would love to hear about your favorites. I am looking for patterns that will use up FQ without needing too much other fabric (trying to bust the stash and not spend much this month).

    Thanks!
    Beth

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    My favorite fat quarters pattern is "Crumbs" by Me and My Sisters.
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    Atkinson Designs has a lot of FQ patterns. Lucky Stars is my favorite. Great background to do your FMQ in!

    http://store.atkinsondesigns.com/sto...parent_ids=0,2

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    Atkinson also has the Yellow Brick Road pattern
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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    Atkinson Designs has a lot of FQ patterns. Lucky Stars is my favorite. Great background to do your FMQ in!

    http://store.atkinsondesigns.com/sto...parent_ids=0,2
    Is lucky stars all fat quarters?
    Beth

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushdoggie View Post
    Is lucky stars all fat quarters?
    The website from the link above states "a fun fat quarter quilt"
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
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    Lucky Stars is one of my faves, too. It's easy, but a step up from Yellow Brick Road if you are still working on your piecing skills.

    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    Atkinson Designs has a lot of FQ patterns. Lucky Stars is my favorite. Great background to do your FMQ in!

    http://store.atkinsondesigns.com/sto...parent_ids=0,2

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    "Cheaper by the Dozen" is a fast one with a nice look when it is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Atkinson also has the Yellow Brick Road pattern
    Ditto. This is my go to when I need a quilt/gift quick. I use it all the time for teaching folks how to quilt.

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    I love the Wickedly Easy pattern for FQs it makes even ugly fabric look great!
    A bed without a quilt is like the night sky without stars.

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    Atkinson has some great patterns as stated by others.
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    I just finished a top using Cozy Quilt Designs' Serenity pattern. http://www.cozyquilt.com/Aspx/Produc...productID=1092 I used all FQs but the pattern also gives options for using a combination of FQ and strips/squares. Just click on the "Fabric Requirements" on the Cozy Quilt page to see the options. The other pattern I just cut is 3,6,9 pattern by The Quilt Company. http://store.thequiltcompany.com/sto...3&Item_ID=1640

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    http://www.fatquartershop.com/freequiltpattern.asp
    You might find something you can use here. Also check out the moda bakeshop site.
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    As many times as I have been on their site, I had never seen this page. Thank you so much.
    Quote Originally Posted by GagaSmith View Post
    http://www.fatquartershop.com/freequiltpattern.asp
    You might find something you can use here. Also check out the moda bakeshop site.

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    Love that wickedly easy quilt carslo. I think I might use that free pattern for some of my charity quilts.
    RedGarnet222

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    Thanks for all the suggestions...theres a lot of patterns that utilize fat quarters, but also need yardage...I am aiming for quilts like turning 20 that can be made with a collection of fats quarters alone...trying to thin the stash without buying more yardage...plus they go together quick so I can concentrate on the quilting part of quilting.
    Beth

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    Wow, thank you all so much for the great sites for FQ quilts. I need to bust my stash and I now have some great ideas!

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    my favorite is the Krazy Kwilt made with 12 fats. stack, cut, rotate pieces and sew..

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    Where is that quilt pictured?
    Sharon

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    I have in my hand the new magazine I bought at Safeway store two days ago called 'Best Fat Quarter Quilts'. It's made by Quilter's Newsletter. It just came out. It has loads of patterns. I'm sure you can find it at your local stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aborning View Post
    "Cheaper by the Dozen" is a fast one with a nice look when it is done.
    Cheaper by the Dozen gets my vote also.....I like how it turns out!
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    Is "Wickedly Easy" an Atkinson's pattern too? Or...where can I find it?

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    I like Fat Friday by All Washed Up.

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    This one is made from 4" & 6" blocks. One can get nine 6" blocks from a FQ.

    http://www.favequilts.com/Block-Patt...ilt-Block/ml/1
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    I really like Log Cabin quilts, it was the 1st pattern I ever made and I still love them I have not made one in a long time, so I think I due.
    -Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy -and- sorrow, stitched with love- http://spudgrandma.wordpress.com/

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