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Thread: Pattern suggestions for 5 fat quarters

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    Junior Member Joan in AK's Avatar
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    The last couple of times I have been at Joann's, I have come home with a little 5 piece fat quarter bundle. They are so pretty and nicely coordinated, and 30% off that I can't resist. Once they are home though I don't know what to do with them. Below is the latest bundle. Any suggestions?
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    Love the brightness, they would make a great beach tote. They make me think of water and sealife for some reason

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    Will they take them back? LOL Just kidding... How about a lap quilt that has significant sized blocks like maybe a turning twenty style? with maybe sashing of a solid color between them. I guess what I am saying is that the materials are all meant to be together but don't use them and cut them into smaller pieces and use them together in the blocks because they might be too "busy" to be used in the same block. MAke any sense?

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    Get a coordinating solid and make a table runner/placemat/potholder set!

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    Four of the fat quarters say Blank Quilting 2006. I guess I was surprised to see them at Joann's. They also had several packets of very pretty Asian fabric, which also surprised me. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I am not into Asian fabric.

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    I too was thinking about a tote.

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    I was hoping to just use the fat quarters or buy a few pieces to work with them. A tote or table runner sound like good ideas.

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    I'm not really good about using busy fabrics in my quilts. I love the colors here. I would probably pull out the darker blue in several of these and then make a tablerunner with them. It would be very pretty.

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    How about a binder? I'm been dying to try the free pattern from Atkinson Designs for the Airplane Art Binder. Use the link below and scroll down a few projects.

    http://terryatkinson.typepad.com/atk...esigns/how_to/

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    I checked out the binder. Great idea. I also like to knit, and that gave me the idea for a needle case especially for my DP's. I don't have a sewing machine cover, so maybe I can manage that out of these. My mind is going.

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    This past November I did a blog hop with a bunch of other designers friends. we all gave patterns.

    mine was a zig zag pillow.. you could use this for the front and put another fabric on the back or binding..
    http://patsloan.typepad.com/quilters...epatterns.html

    my friend Roseann did a crumb catcher.. this is her post
    http://rosebudscottage.typepad.com/r...-blog-hop.html
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    I found a package of 5 there once, kept going back and finally found 4 more so I would have 20 to do a turning twenty, just a suggestion :D

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    They are great looking. Make something to put things in look a purse, thread catcher, Pincushion, pillows and tablerunner.Have fun with them. Don't let them set in a box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaBear61
    Love the brightness, they would make a great beach tote. They make me think of water and sealife for some reason
    That was the first thought in my head. The second I saw them I was thinking "ocean".

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    Lots of nice projects on that Terry Atkinson site to use up fat quarters - thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan in AK
    Four of the fat quarters say Blank Quilting 2006. I guess I was surprised to see them at Joann's. They also had several packets of very pretty Asian fabric, which also surprised me. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I am not into Asian fabric.
    I too have noticed some brand names at Joann's lately. I was in Hobby Lobby this week and they have Robert Kaufman, Alexander Henry, Alvyn, Fabric Traditions scattered in with their own lines. I'm guessing these are discontinued lines in both stores, but it is nice to be able to get some better quality fabrics at the big box stores.

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    Willow Creek has a pattern for Slice & Dice placemats that uses fat quarters. It's easy and fun.

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    Joan, I have to say - I love your avatar!

    As to the fat quarters, why not choose a coordinating solid/marble/blender or two, and join the February doll quilt exchange? I see lots of possibilities there! Love those colors! :thumbup:

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    I wonder if you got the same one I did. Beautiful shades of rose, teal and tan and then in the middle of the bundle is a quarter with Geisha girls, I mean very very tastefully designed beautiful art work....6x6 panels-----so what do I do with them?
    I will probably pass on the Geishas and go with the floral fabric and gold on tan filigree! Edie

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    I saw that bundle and was surprised. It was the Jessica line at blank and you can hardly find a piece even online now. I bought the bundle in case I needed a little more when I sew it up.

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    The throw-size version of a "yellow brick road" quilt is only 5 FQ's and super easy :) Just a thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjt_mama
    The throw-size version of a "yellow brick road" quilt is only 5 FQ's and super easy :) Just a thought
    You actually need 6 fat quarters for the baby size and if you put a large enough border, 6" plus it's a great lap quilt. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD PATTERN. I've even made it rag style with homespun fabrics. I've made more than 30 of this pattern

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelwatcher
    Quote Originally Posted by cjt_mama
    The throw-size version of a "yellow brick road" quilt is only 5 FQ's and super easy :) Just a thought
    You actually need 6 fat quarters for the baby size and if you put a large enough border, 6" plus it's a great lap quilt. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD PATTERN. I've even made it rag style with homespun fabrics. I've made more than 30 of this pattern
    Opps...I wonder why I was only thinking 5?? lol...

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    Iwould make a purse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan in AK
    I was hoping to just use the fat quarters or buy a few pieces to work with them. A tote or table runner sound like good ideas.
    I was thinking both of these too.

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