Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

What to do?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    What to do?

    I have quite a lot of yardage in different fabrics which I'm thinking to cut up in to fat quarters. Anybody made a D9P (or any disappearing whatever) with fat quarters? I'm looking for something quick and easy so wondering if that would do the job

    #2
    Re: What to do?

    The DNP is made with squares...usually five inch ones, but they could be any size.... So... If I were going to make a DNP quilt, I'd cut a boat load of squares....

    You could start with fat quarters, if you really wanted to, but that might be an unexxesary step...

    Just my opinion.....


    Sandy from Cincinnati


    AKA Kermit

    Comment


      #3
      Re: What to do?

      But then you have to cut it back down again. I would pick a square size and cut those right off the bat. That's if it's the pattern you plan to stick with. I have a d9p in my files with 7'' squares, it's a nice size to show off the fabrics.
      🌺 Lorie

      Comment


        #4
        Re: What to do?

        I agree. Don't cut into fat quarters and then cut again. Decide what you want to make. You might want to cut the yardage into 2 1/2 in strips and make that cutting corners quilt. That one was fun.
        Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
        Terry

        Comment


          #5
          Re: What to do?

          I made a D9P using fat quarters. I cut the corner squares (the squares that would not be cut) using printed fabric then the center square and the 4 that get cut using solid fabrics. The size of the squares were 6 inches to better show off the fabric. The reason for using the fat quarters because I liked the fabric and also fussy cut each one.

          Comment


            #6
            Re: What to do?

            I'd cut 2 1/2" strips, 5" squares and/or 10" squares. There are many, many M* tutorials using those cuts.
            Rescued is my favorite breed.

            Comment


              #7
              Re: What to do?

              I have seen D9P made with 10" squares. Sure will be a speedy quilt.
              Preeti
              http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/

              Comment


                #8
                Re: What to do?

                I don't know why you would cut yardage at all till you know what you want to make.
                You might want to use some of that yardage for the backing.

                Comment


                  #9
                  Re: What to do?

                  You could always use the fat quarters to trade with other quilters.
                  No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
                  Aesop

                  Comment


                    #10
                    Re: What to do?

                    My advice is to leave your yardage alone until you know what you want to make with it. Then...you can cut it into smaller sections if needed. I have quite a stash of only FQs, which I bought as pre-cuts on sale. Many of them cost only $1.00 or maybe $2.00. FQs can be used for almost any quilt pattern. I've used them for many different projects. Strips 2.5" wide cut from the length of the FQ can be used in many ways. I've pieced them for bindings as well as making a Rail Fence, Strip Quilt, Summer in the Park, D9P, etc. There are web sites that show how to maximize cutting of FQs. Likewise, I don't cut up my scraps or left over binding strips into certain sizes. I wait until I know what I'll be using them for before I cut them up. I you plan to use some of your yardage for backing, why would you want to cut it up into FQs?

                    Comment


                      #11
                      Re: What to do?

                      Originally posted by Simply Quilting View Post
                      I made a D9P using fat quarters. I cut the corner squares (the squares that would not be cut) using printed fabric then the center square and the 4 that get cut using solid fabrics. The size of the squares were 6 inches to better show off the fabric. The reason for using the fat quarters because I liked the fabric and also fussy cut each one.
                      Thanks Simply Quilting - this is exactly what I wanted to know. Thanks to others for their replies - maybe I didn't ask the right question but only wanted to know if I made a D9P with fat quarters (cut from my yardage) would that work - big and easy not to cut it down again into the usual smaller squares. I wouldn't use the fabric for backing - too nice for that!

                      Comment


                        #12
                        Re: What to do?

                        Just decide what size quilt you want to make, then the size
                        squares you need to make to achieve this size.
                        Cut the size squares you need from the yardage.
                        (If you cut your yardage into fat quarters you more than
                        likely will waste fabric from unnecessary cutting)

                        Comment


                          #13
                          Re: What to do?

                          Now I understand. You can cut the squares for a D9P any size you want but they do need to be square or it really isn't a 9patch. At least that is my understanding.
                          Cutting the fabric into fat quarters could make lots of different blocks/quilts. There are books and books devoted to making things from fat quarters, go for it.

                          Comment


                            #14
                            Re: What to do?

                            I think I understand now. A FQ is 18" x 22" so your square will be 18'' I've never worked with anything that big before and I don't like working on the floor.
                            🌺 Lorie

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X