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Thread: What is your favorite pattern using fat quarters?

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    What is your favorite pattern using fat quarters?

    I have a selection of fat quarters that I would like to use but I haven't found a pattern that I really want to use. Any suggestions?

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    ​If you gave good contrast with the fat quarters and a background fabric, Disappearing Hourglass makes a nice quilt.

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    My traditional go to is the Ohio Star -- if you have good contrast.
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    Did you check Moda Bakeshop?

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    I love using white or gray with fat quarters. I'm particularly taken with blocks that have crosses in them. The Fat Quarter Shop has a lot of really neat patterns that are free.
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    I've made Crossed Paths....like a rail fence but bigger pieces.

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    I have a great pattern for a travel/makeup bag that calls for 4 fq's. Love it!

    Let us know what you decide!

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    Look for a pattern called Sunshine and Shadow. I love this one for FQs, several blocks from a pair of FQs. Some people may call this Path Through the Woods and I think that is the more correct name for the block. The pattern is in an old American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.

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    I recently cut all my fat quarters (between 400 and 600...I gave up counting) into 5" squares and strips. Using the squares to make half square triangles, and I'm amazed by the number of patterns that call for nothing else but these and a few strips. Made a couple of table runners so far and now a Christmas tree skirt. Hundreds of squares to use up yet!

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    I love County Lines - Uses 12 fat quarters.Name:  CountyLines.jpg
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    What about Turning Twenty?
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    Yellow Brick Road

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindaschipper View Post
    I recently cut all my fat quarters (between 400 and 600...I gave up counting) into 5" squares and strips. Using the squares to make half square triangles, and I'm amazed by the number of patterns that call for nothing else but these and a few strips. Made a couple of table runners so far and now a Christmas tree skirt. Hundreds of squares to use up yet!
    I would love to see pictures of items you made with them. I have hundreds of FQs also

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    Juliea9967..... who has the pattern for County Line?? Love the design
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    county lines is by mountainpeaks creations and on Ebay. pattern #274 it says.

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    This was posted recently. I thought it would really be neat for fat quarters. https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f...s-t293803.html
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    Personally, I like almost any Atkinson Design quilt as they are almost all FQ friendly. Also Calico Cottage has a good variety of FQ quilt patterns.
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    I'm curious why folks recommend Turning Twenty and Yellow Brick road whenever someone asks about a FQ pattern. Yes, both use FQs and are easy, but neither design seems terribly attractive to me - more like random rectangles here and there with no discernible pattern. Kind of the ultimate scrappy (and not in a good way)

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    When I was making Cloud 9's Ribbon Box quilt I found it was perfect for fat quarters, along with some white yardage.

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    Broken Bricks from M'liss Rae Hawley's book FAT QUARTER QUILTS. It is the one I've repeated, including using two colors of "mortar" for a woven effect. The "Mystery Sampler" in that book was the most fun, but not given to size flexibility.
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    The Cloud 9's Ribbon Box quilt is really beautiful! I have downloaded it. I don't know when I will have time to make it, LOL but make it I will. Thanks for the link to the pattern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunrise450 View Post
    The Cloud 9's Ribbon Box quilt is really beautiful! I have downloaded it. I don't know when I will have time to make it, LOL but make it I will. Thanks for the link to the pattern.
    I just downloaded it also and appreciate the link, too.

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    juliea9967 Love your quilt

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    I agree with mkc, I am not impressed with Tuning Twenty and Yellow Brick road. So many other beautiful patterns out there.

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