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    Came across this while surfing.
    Marti Michell's (FQ friendly) Scrappy Sedona Stars
    http://www.quilterstv.com/channel/video/1273?item=3

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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.
    I'm in the same boat you are, so here's an opportunity for you. I'm doing a Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along on this site, it's just starting. http://moosequilts.blogspot.com/ Her QA's are alot of fun! Try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinliz
    Came across this while surfing.
    Marti Michell's (FQ friendly) Scrappy Sedona Stars
    http://www.quilterstv.com/channel/video/1273?item=3
    Now this one seems like it would be for me - not too difficult to do and easily understood. I am a beginner quilter and have trouble reading patterns yet, so this tut is very helpful.
    Thanks, tinliz

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    I collect fqs. I sort by color blue. green burg, brown I cut them up in 4.5 squares . when i have a small tub i put them to gather. I have a long arm quilt them. then i put 3 borders on. hand quilt or machine quilt the borders with my embroidery machine. border 1 is 5" the 2nd is 8 to 10" appliqued, pieced. the the 3rd is 5" the same as the b-1 this makes the quilt very cheap but a nice queen size. i will dig some pictures out. the long are operators have got so expensive. Im still addicted to quilting. susie

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    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
    Great post!!! :)
    Ha-ha. I think so too!

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    yellow brick road

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    Could they be arranged for a bargollo?

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    There are many books and patterns that use fat quarters. Look through them. I'm sure your fat quarters would MOSTLY fall into 4 piles that go together. You just have to work out what those piles are.

    I too have a large fat quarter collection (many from a New Years Day door prize). So, I get where you are coming from. I have made 2 fat quarter quilts from them already. I traded ones I absolutely couldn't use for something that I could use.

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    I fall for them too and have collected them. Signed up for a class tomorrow "Krazy Kurves" and supply list calls for 20 fat quarters! I almost didn't make it! Imagine that. Anyway looking forward to it. The sample quilt made up in the quilt store is a king size and done in batiks. It is gorgeous.
    Vernell

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC
    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.
    Here is a good site to check for FREE PATTERNS
    http://www.fatquartershop.com/freequiltpattern.asp
    Thanks. I love finding new free patterns.

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    What a great problem to have. There are many inspring ideas on the web and in this board. There are also magazines that are devoted to scrap quilting. If you have a few that go together, make a table cover or runner. Do you have daughters/granddaughters/friends with daughters? make doll quilts. Good luck and have fun!

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    I have made sudoku quilts from them

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    Turning twenty is a great quilt to make for fat quarters.
    I have made a few of them.

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    Never heard of a sudoku quilt! Will have to look it up!
    Quote Originally Posted by Joyce Ann
    I have made sudoku quilts from them

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    This sounds very nice. I would love to see a picture. Great idea.


    Quote Originally Posted by samsu32
    I collect fqs. I sort by color blue. green burg, brown I cut them up in 4.5 squares . when i have a small tub i put them to gather. I have a long arm quilt them. then i put 3 borders on. hand quilt or machine quilt the borders with my embroidery machine. border 1 is 5" the 2nd is 8 to 10" appliqued, pieced. the the 3rd is 5" the same as the b-1 this makes the quilt very cheap but a nice queen size. i will dig some pictures out. the long are operators have got so expensive. Im still addicted to quilting. susie

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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
    Therapy.......great idea!


    :thumbup:

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    I made a Bento Box quilt for DMIL.. I used everything from Civil War to Batiks.

    As long as you can match the fabrics into pairs, you'll be just fine!

    DMIL's quilt when I was laying out the blocks
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    you can use them for purses
    I bought too many FQ on a Shop Hop last year so I used several of them and made a patch work purse/tote. The pattern is in the Spring 2010 issue of Quilts and More on page 26. It was very easy plus I learned how to make Prairie Points in the process. So I made another one the next day.
    The pattern doesn't even use much of each FQ so you'll have plenty left over to make something else. Go for it.

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    Your avitar is an lovely applique. I like fat quarters to make them. Perhaps you could plan some large plants or floral themes, or town scenes - in appliqued wall hangings to use them up?

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    The Turning Twenty patterns are great for this. There might also be some central theme you'll find in a group of the FQ.

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    WOW What a great link. Thanks for sharing.

    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC
    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.
    Here is a good site to check for FREE PATTERNS
    http://www.fatquartershop.com/freequiltpattern.asp

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