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Thread: What to do with 6 FQ's???

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    What to do with 6 FQ's???

    I got a free gift a 6 fat quarters. I like them, but they are not in my usual choice of colors. Any ideas of what could be done to use them all together, without needing to add much extra fabric, preferably not more than a little bit of solids? Thanks for any help.

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    You could throw in a 7th FQ and make a Yellow Brick Road!
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    Missouri Star Quilt Company has a darling tote that uses charm squares and fat quarters, I didn't have charm squares, so I just cut my 5 inch squares. Look for Jenny's tutorial on you tube. Super easy!

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    I have some FQ I received as gifts etc..Never quite know what to do with them as I usually buy yardage..I really like that baby quilt...Would make a nice couch throw/cover

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    I have six precious fat quarters from Anna Maria Horner, and I have sifted through hundreds of patterns. I'm leaning toward something along these lines:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t221143.html

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    you can join the scrap saver club here and make a small bag and exchange it. look under swaps and j0oin us, it's a lot of fun. great ideas too

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    These are great ideas that I need to keep on hand. Thanks for asking the question!

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    I have made the quilt "Cutting the Fat" I think it takes only 6 fat quarters, plus sashing, and a boarder, makes a throw size quilt.

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    How about a table runner
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    Second post hours later. I have just received an. Ordered book from Tricia Cribbs and sh has also sent a free book called " miss Bunny's show and tell, sin little fat quarter quilts. ' having read inside. I think it is 6 quilts using fat quarters some lovely ideas.
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    JoAnn's has a pattern called Cheaper by the half dozen. It makes a good sized quilt using only 6 fats. There's
    also one called Cheaper by the dozen....

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    You could try small bags, tissue covers, hot pads, and there is a pattern for a table runner that uses 3 fat quarters. (Google it.)

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    http://www.craftster.org/forum/index...#axzz2SzULTBqy

    This one is perfect it calls for 6 fat quarters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers-N-Fur View Post
    I got a free gift a 6 fat quarters. I like them, but they are not in my usual choice of colors. Any ideas of what could be done to use them all together, without needing to add much extra fabric, preferably not more than a little bit of solids? Thanks for any help.
    My favorite quickie quilt is to take several coordinating fat quarters and stack them and then trim so all are the same size (about 17 x 20). Then I cut them in half (10 x 17 maybe). Then I cut 2-1/2" or 3" off top and bottom of the two stacks. Then I cut the same off the sides of each stack. Then I shuffle the leftover center section and sew the blocks together. You would end up with 12 blocks approximately 9" x 16" Then, with a little bit of sashing, I have a baby sized quilt about 45 x 42

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    You could make 2 Braid Table Runners, it takes 3 Fat quarters for one, or a small wall quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catmcclure View Post
    My favorite quickie quilt is to take several coordinating fat quarters and stack them and then trim so all are the same size (about 17 x 20). Then I cut them in half (10 x 17 maybe). Then I cut 2-1/2" or 3" off top and bottom of the two stacks. Then I cut the same off the sides of each stack. Then I shuffle the leftover center section and sew the blocks together. You would end up with 12 blocks approximately 9" x 16" Then, with a little bit of sashing, I have a baby sized quilt about 45 x 42
    How many fat quarters do you use? This sounds cute.

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    Noting your log-in name, I assume you have some furry friends. I like to take 3 FQ and make a pillow case for my favorite pets. One for each side, and one for the lip of the case. Really cute if you embroider their name on the case.
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    Where can I find the "Outside the Box" quilt pattern? It is incredible!

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