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How do you use fat quarters?

Old 04-10-2021, 07:11 AM
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I cannot resist the FQ tables, love to pick through for interesting fabrics. But really they usualyl go in my scrap bins, which are sorted by colour. I pull fabric from my bins all the time, so that works for me.

A single FQ is usually not enough to build a quilt on although it can serve as an inspiration piece, or be perfect for a small project like a mug rug.

I like to have a large stash as that inspires me and lets me do art quilting without having to visit the quilting stores...FWIW when I am fabric shopping and find a really great fabric I know I will use again and again I buy 5 yards. Everything else is 2 yards. I wind the fabric on comic book boards and store them on shelves by colour. I love my stash!

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Old 04-10-2021, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by toogie View Post
thepolyparrot, I love your two quilts here, but I do not like making flying geese
Me too...love the geese hate the assembly, which is slow.

Have you tried the 4 at a time method? I do it as a leader and ender thing with a basket by the machine, and do the main assembly on those days I want to sew but not think too hard. You can do it scrappy or work in a specific colour range...I did a ton in scarlet red and bright aquamarine and they make a gorgeous lap quilt.

https://www.modernlymorgan.com/four-...eese-tutorial/
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:12 AM
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I find the most appealing part of fat quarters is the price. For just a few bucks I can get a new piece of fabric and since it's so cheap I feel like I can justify buying it without a quilt in mind. I don't feel like I can justify spending $12-20 on a metre of fabric when I don't have a specific quilt in mind.

But I always regret buying them. Most of my quilts use strips or bigger pieces of fabric so need more fabric anyway. I bought a scrappy fat quarter book online last week to use my FQs and looking through the patterns all I think is that I could have just used regular pieces of fabric!
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Old 04-11-2021, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by WesternWilson View Post
Me too...love the geese hate the assembly, which is slow.

Have you tried the 4 at a time method? I do it as a leader and ender thing with a basket by the machine, and do the main assembly on those days I want to sew but not think too hard. You can do it scrappy or work in a specific colour range...I did a ton in scarlet red and bright aquamarine and they make a gorgeous lap quilt.

https://www.modernlymorgan.com/four-...eese-tutorial/
Thank you Western Wilson, anything will help.
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Old 04-12-2021, 07:33 AM
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I have never purchased a fat quarter bundle but there are a lot of patterns that can be made up with this size of fabrics like Turning Twenty and Yellow Brick Road patterns.
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Old 04-17-2021, 04:42 AM
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Wickedly Easy is a FQ pattern that goes from crib to king. I believe it's a free pattern, just goggle it.
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Old 04-17-2021, 05:05 AM
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I don't usually buy them, but if I am gifted or given a fat quarter, I just use it wherever its size and color are needed in a quilt, etc.
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