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    Senior Member Rosie the "Ripper"'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    I'm hooked on Eleanor Burns' Quick Quarter quilts. The queen size takes 26 different fat quarters. And it's quick and easy to make. I never was much of a fat quarter buyer till I got that book. It's called Quick Trip Quilts.

    Here's the quilt I made.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-101781-1.htm
    This is gorgeous! I hope it is easier than it looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melissa Dove
    Sorry you must have mis typed ! How CAN you have TOO MANY FQ's, just take them out of their store once in a while which is what I did yesterday when it was rainy and miserable and just cheered myself up by sorting and handling them, Its cheaper than any therapy I know, insulates your house , does not depreciate and can ultimately be used to construct something beautiful.....however if you really don't want them... I could help!! LOL
    I agree with you, send some to Florida.

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    How about a Yellow Brick Road? Turning Twenty? There are also lots of freebies out there~ Hope you find something to your liking!

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    OK QUILTERS - I hear you!

    Mea culpa! Mea "maxima" culpa!!

    I guess I should have phrased it "too many fat quarters that don't match". I understand you can never have too much fabric in any size or yardage.

    Thanks for all your input. Now I can start figuring out what to do.

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    If you at a loss, bundle some together by color, or that may blend together, and sell some bundles on this board!! If they are good prices, they will fly out!! Then you can take your riches from the sale and buy more!!!

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    I understand - gave most of my older FQ's away the first of the. Unfortunately I love fabric/FQ and am finding myself collecting them again. A little more picky this time.

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    Just how many is waaay too many?
    I gave up counting mine. But I would never consider getting rid of them. Used FQ in my avatar quilt and cut up the leftovers for scrappy quilts.

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    I know what you mean buying too many fat quarters. I bought a LOT of green fat quarters and quarter yards for the scrappyish Winding Ways quilt I'm making for my boyfriend. I wanted some variety so I kept buying stuff I thought looked good or added contrast to another fabric. Then, while still buying fabric, I thought about putting in a border...that's when it hit me I probably had enough fabric for the blocks plus a scrappy pieced border. And then possibly then some.

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    A "SUDOKU" quilt would be neat.
    And exactly how many is tooo many? I can PM you my address. :oops: :lol: Just kidding!

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    time to start GIFTING them....join our monthly Secret Swaps!

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    I just made a "jigsaw puzzle" scrap quilt with tons of FQ sized leftover pieces. I got a free pattern on-line and it was fun and easy to make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosemary krupski
    Used to buy fat quarters because I liked the pattern, color, print etc. Now I have waaay too many. What would you make with them since they don't really go together. I guess I could sort them some way but would you make scrappy quilts or buy something that matches several and find a pattern. If so, what pattern would you use?
    Thanks for your opinions.
    First of all -- you never have enough fat quarters.

    Second of all -- scappy is great! M'Liss Rae Hawley has a few fat quarter books which have patterns specifically for fat quarters, with 1 fabric to tie it together -- usually in a boarder.

    Good Luck!

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    I have 12 shoeboxes of fat quarters. I use them for accents (something to make a block POP), applique and once or twice have used them for scrappy binding.

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    Goodness! Send them to ME, of course!! ;-)

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    You might sign up for the International Fat Quarter Swap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rozzi80
    First of all -- you never have enough fat quarters.

    Second of all -- scappy is great! M'Liss Rae Hawley has a few fat quarter books which have patterns specifically for fat quarters, with 1 fabric to tie it together -- usually in a boarder.

    Good Luck!
    Yes, M'Liss Rae Hawley's book is the one I used for the Woven Ribbons Quilt (mentioned earlier in this thread). I was very happy with that one.

    When I first began quilting, I ordered from Quilter's Paradise when they had their Fat Quarter Frenzies - I didn't get to choose my FQs but they wound up being about a $1 each and I thought it a good way to build up some stash. There are quite a lot that I may never use as they aren't really my taste but I've used many in smaller projects and I'm really glad to have them. I think as I become more experienced I might find more ways to use them.

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    Potholders, pincusions,wallets, table toppers, quilt patters that use fat quarters

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt
    I just made a "jigsaw puzzle" scrap quilt with tons of FQ sized leftover pieces. I got a free pattern on-line and it was fun and easy to make.
    Great idea. I found several patterns but liked this one best-

    http://www.jukeboxquilts.com/downloa...watchesWeb.pdf

    Now how cute is that?

    Here is another one. Maybe easier?

    http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...lt-pattern.htm

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    I would say scrap quilts.

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    Pincushions of course, that's my hobby and I find the most colorful fabric is the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt
    I just made a "jigsaw puzzle" scrap quilt with tons of FQ sized leftover pieces. I got a free pattern on-line and it was fun and easy to make.
    Great idea. I found several patterns but liked this one best-

    http://www.jukeboxquilts.com/downloa...watchesWeb.pdf

    Now how cute is that?

    Here is another one. Maybe easier?

    http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...lt-pattern.htm
    They are both cute but I would probably opt for the 2nd one because there is no applique involved. A jigsaw quilt would make a good one for Quilts for Kids. I have someone coming in today to add some electrical circuits to my sewing room so I'm exiled. Maybe I'll rescue some FQs and do some cutting today for a jigsaw. :)

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    How can you have to many FQ's there's always a use for them

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    I just saw a pattern on Clothilde (sp?) for a variety of slippers made from fat quarters.

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    Turning twenty and yellow brick road are great fq quilts!!!

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    If you Google 'fat quarter yields' you will get a chart that tells how many squares can be cut from a Fq. Did you know there are 90 2" sq. In a FQ?

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