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How do you use fat quarters?

Old 04-06-2021, 07:58 AM
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I use fat quarters just like any other piece of yardage. A FQ is more versatile than 1/4 yd. cut across the WOF.

If I've bought a FQ bundle to base a quilt on, I'll usually bring in stash yardage to keep it from looking too static.
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:36 AM
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I found myself buying fat quarters when shopping in store recently because they meant less contact with the employees compared to have yardage cut. I actually prefer skinny quarters because I typically make scrappy blocks using small pieces.

On the other hand, I don’t understand people who have yards of fabric in their stash. I will buy a yard or more only when I have a specific purpose or it’s a really good deal on sale (especially if I am trying to make a shipping minimum). Bottom line, every quilter is different.
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:43 AM
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For years I use to send out a FQ to quilters I knew for their birthday as a little gift. The "Squishmobile" would send out several FQ every month. It has now become cost prohibitive. I have to say I miss it a whole lot. Many would use them to make quilt blocks for samplers and put a piece in each block for a full size quilt. I loved seeing pictures of what was accomplished. That was always fun.
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Old 04-06-2021, 12:03 PM
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Almost all of my quilts are made using fat quarters. I donít make pot holders or pouches or other small projects.
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Old 04-06-2021, 12:24 PM
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I love making scrappy type quilts - and samplers. Often I'll use a constant for the background and lots and lots of different colors for the piecing.
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Old 04-06-2021, 01:22 PM
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I have made several quilts with material from my stash but when I need just a
quick touch of another color and/or design, I go to FQ. I just finished a Boomerang
pattern quilt made primarily with stash but sparked up with about 5 or 6 FQ. Makes
quilting much less expensive and a greater challenge.
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Old 04-06-2021, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by redbreast View Post
I have made several quilts with material from my stash but when I need just a
quick touch of another color and/or design, I go to FQ. I just finished a Boomerang
pattern quilt made primarily with stash but sparked up with about 5 or 6 FQ. Makes
quilting much less expensive and a greater challenge.
The boomerang from Jaybird Quilts? I did that one last year using a FQ Bundle. My nephew loves it.
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:30 AM
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I hand applique so fat quarters are great for me. I use small amounts of a lot of fabric.
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Old 04-07-2021, 07:50 AM
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I have a question. I know it would depend on the quilt pattern you use but what do you think the minimum amount to max amount of FQ’s for a Baby quilt? A twin size? I don’t have any FQ patterns so am curious as I just bought some reduced FQ’s yesterday.
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:20 AM
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The quilt I completely love and kept is made of a selection of Fat quarters that were not my favorite at all and in an attempt to use from stash, Woo Hoo!! Win Win!!
I used the free online Pattern: Framed at Silk Road Life... if you want to check it out.
The pattern calls for a layer cake but I did use graph paper to figure out how to utilize the fat quarter to get 3 blocks and binding.
I Love fat quarters and too have found myself in situations wishing I had more than a fat qtr. Jo
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