Our Favorite Fat Quarter-Friendly Projects!

It’s time, once again, for our annual 10 for $20 Fat Quarter Sale! It’s a great deal, but you may be thinking “once I invest in all these beautiful fat quarters, what do I do with them??”.

The options are truly endless, but here’s eight of our favorite fat quarter-friendly projects – several of which come with free instructions and/or video tutorials!

1. Free Spirit's Eclectic Red Quilt

A free pattern that you can download here, this easy 52″ x 58″ quilt project requires just two sets of 9 fat quarters (a total of 18) to create this amazing lattice design! So inspired were we by this pattern, that we used it as the Large Project for our Spring 2022 swatch collection. We named our version the ‘Eclectic Tangermarine’ and used 9 green and 9 orange fabrics, as you can see below!

Our ‘Tangermarine’ take on the Eclectic Red quilt!

To supplement the pattern, Kate filmed a little video with 4 tips on how to streamline the quilting process. You can view it here!

2. Kangaroo Book Pillow

Finished Kangaroo Pillow with Guicy Guice Fabric
Finished Kangaroo Pillow with Guicy Guice Fabric

This nifty project turns an ordinary 16″ x 16″ pillow into a cushy reading accessory! The little elastic in the corners helps hold your book open, and the pocket in the back makes great book storage. It only takes three fat quarters to make, and it’s the prefect gift for an avid reader –  kids and grown-ups alike!

Read Kate’s blog post for a materials list, and watch her YouTube tutorial here!

3. Double Struck Star Quilt

The pieced top of Jennifer Ball’s Double Struck Star sample quilt.

Designed by Krista Moser, this striking star requires a whole variety of fat quarters in different colors. Read guest blogger Jennifer Ball’s blog posts on this quilt to learn how easily it comes together! You can also purchase the paper pattern here.

4. The Diva Frame Wallet

Sew Many Creations Diva Clutch

Featuring an impressive assortment of pockets, Sew Many Creation’s Diva Wallet pattern is just plain fun! Made using 2 fat quarters (the brighter the better!) and a classy metal frame, this wallet project is a fab way to express your personal sense of style and color!

5. Cuddle Up Lap Quilt

The Cuddle-Up Lap Quilt – designed by Kate, pieced by Elizabeth, quilted by Vida!

Adapted from Keiko Goke’s free Copy and Paste quilt pattern, the Cuddle Up Lap Quilt uses 16 fat quarters and comes together in a trice. You can find Kate’s supplemental quilting instructions here, and her handy YouTube tutorial here!

6. Reusable Food Wraps

An eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap, one of the best things about making reusable food wraps is that you get to pick the fun fabric used, and fat quarters are naturally the perfect size for this project! Food Wrap Ingredients Kit are available on our website, and Mountain Rose Herb’s free food wrap recipe, can be found here!

For more helpful Food Wrap tips, read Maisie’s blog post on the subject.

7. The Faster Fourteen Quilt

The Faster Fourteen from Hunter’s Design Studio lives up to it’s name – it’s fast to make and uses only 14 fat quarters! A great project for beginners, it was the featured Large Project in our Fall 2021 swatch collection. You can purchase the pattern on our website. Plus, for a little extra guidance, watch Kate’s YouTube tutorial and read Maisie’s blog post!

9. The Hot Stuff Oven Mitt

Hot Stuff Oven Mitt!
I’m ready to bake up a storm with my new Hot Stuff Oven Mitt!

Last but not least is the Around the Bobbin Hot Stuff Oven Mitt. The pattern for this project come with a silicone overlay that’s heat resistant up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit! Maisie gave this oven mitt a try and used the opportunity to mix and match all kinds of fun quilting cottons. This would be an excellent project to keep in mind when fat quarter shopping.

For more help with this project check out Mister Domestic’s instructional video and Maisie’s Hot Stuff blog post!

Fat Quarter Fun!

So there you have it! Our eight, favorite fat-quarter friendly projects. Easy, fun, and – of course – fabric filled!

We’d love to know what you think of these projects, and remember our 10 for $20 Fat Quarter Sale runs June 17th through the 22nd. You can shop the sale here.

Happy Making!

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