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Thread: What to do with Fat Quarters??

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    Wickedly Easy....a free pattern download.... https://www.byannie.com/free-patterns/ The pattern truly is wickedly easy. It uses fat quarters with virtually no waste. I did mine in blues, but could be easily turned into a scrappy of many colors.
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    Fat Quarters are perfect for scrappy quilts. Even if they don't go together, they can look great. When I make scrappys I make certain to have a consistent light background, usually off white but I have seen some excellant white whites. Try the modabakeshop.com to find fat quarter patterns if a scrappy doesn't appeal to you.

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    Lucky Stars by Atkinson calls for 30 fat quarters - probably just type in Lucky Stars here in the Search box and a bunch of them will show up - HTH
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    I am the same as you, lot's of fat quarters and no idea what to do with them. I just started using mine last week and am in the process of making this cubed quilt. For each block you need a light, a medium and a dark that you think go together. Here's a picture of my WIP.
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    Quilt for charity? An I Spy type quilt if you have a big variety. I am thinking of doing a jigsaw puzzle baby quilt with my FQs.

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    Well, if you REALLY don't know what to do with them, let me know, I will send you my address. Seriously, even of you think they don't conventionally "go" together, play around with them, because if YOU like them, they go together!
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    Another idea might be to make color grouping quilts or squares. Put all your reds, yellows, greens, etc. together and add a neutral for contrast.
    When grouped by color, all sorts of things will go together that you wouldn't think do otherwise. You can include every shade and tone, and this just adds interest to your quilt. Prints with other colors work fine too, just so the dominant color is the one you are working with.
    You can make a whole quilt in one color group, or you can go for a rainbow effect using blocks of different color groups. If going the rainbow route, you may not wish to include the neutral.
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    Here is a great free pattern that looks great with lots of fabrics

    http://www.brandysquiltpatterns.com/ChicletsFree.pdf

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    I agree with this, scrap quilts are wonderful
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    Take a look at Bonnie Hunter's patterns at quiltville.com. You should get lots of ideas there.
    Enjoy the day, Chickadee_42us

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    Thanks to all! I am exhausted just thinking about all your ideas. You folks are the greatest!
    Last edited by Pete; 09-11-2013 at 12:17 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alikigirl View Post
    Here is a great free pattern that looks great with lots of fabrics

    http://www.brandysquiltpatterns.com/ChicletsFree.pdf
    Love it ---- just may work!! Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    When I first started out I went crazy purchasing fat quarters. Now, what do I do with them? It seems like none of them go together and I am at a loss. I did use one batch of black and white fat quarters for a backing, but my others just don't lend to that. Any ideas? HELP!!!
    This is my favorite pattern for using up FQ(fat quarters).

    https://www.byannie.com/media/images...s_patterns.pdf
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    Try patterns at this company. All their patterns require 8 fat quarters. I love these patterns and I own about 10 different ones. They are soooooo easy to do and the instructions are easy, easy easy. You will love it. Have fun. The Pincushion Boutique
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter View Post
    Look here for some ideas (Turning Twenty quilts): https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...55.bUA7wEJlUww
    Neat site. Thanks for sharing.

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    Try this pattern made for fat quarters. THE YELLO BRICK ROAD. Its fun and easy.
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    What an interesting thread..

    I too have a big bunch of FQ... Which I have not figured what to do with... also... I have two beautiful stacks of coordinated FQ... and they are so beautiful I can hardly even think about using them!! What a silly dilemma, one bunch doesn't go together, the other bunch go together so well that I can't seem to use either one!!
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    There is a book called Fat Quarter Quilts...It has a lot of pretty quilts made with fat quarters.

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    I did this one with Fat Quarters. Happy Dance by Me & My Sister Designs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Oh, such good ideas. Thanks a lot!!!! Love this board.
    Pete, I hope you will eventually post a picture of what do made with these FQs, I'm curious!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    When I first started out I went crazy purchasing fat quarters. Now, what do I do with them? It seems like none of them go together and I am at a loss. I did use one batch of black and white fat quarters for a backing, but my others just don't lend to that. Any ideas? HELP!!!
    IMO it has to be the "Yellow Brick Road" and Anderson pattern, works wonderfully for all FQs and comes together beautifully whatever selection you use!
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    Lots of cool ideas! I may try some of them too!

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    Sort them into color waves that go together and make DP9s.
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    So glad you asked that question, Pete. I, too, have FQs with no idea on what to do with them.......but I do now, thanks to all the great people and great suggestions!
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    Make a scrappy disappearing nine patch. You will have to add one center block that is common to all your nine patch blocks to make them coordinate. The fat quarters will yield 12 five inch squares and then you play with them from their. To make it real scrappy try not to make any squares the same. Only use the center block as one color and go from their.

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