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    Block Queen

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    Default Fat quarters. What are they good for?

    Any patterns out there that calls for fat quarters, other than what tutorials Jenny and Rob have? I am tempted to buy some pretty fat quarter bundles on M*, which are on sale this week, but I donít really have a use for them right now. I have a lot of unused precuts Iíve purchased in the past, for future projects that I havenít gotten to yet. 😔

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    I made this out of fat quarters!

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    Sherri

    "Don't let someone else's ugly spoil your beautiful. " Thanks, Bubby!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Fat quarters. What are they good for?

    I've never bought fat quarters or any other
    pre cut fabrics. I always buy yardage, 1/2 -1 yard cuts.
    I make scrappy quilts and use a little from many fabrics.
    Personally I think pre cuts/fat quarters are higher priced
    and quality is poor.
    Buying yardage also allows a quilter to build a stash
    and you always have fabric on hand for a quick
    Gift when needed.

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    Default Re: Fat quarters. What are they good for?

    That is really pretty, Shermur. Your work is always so impressive!

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    Block Queen

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    Default Re: Fat quarters. What are they good for?

    Quote Originally Posted by shermur View Post
    I made this out of fat quarters!

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    Beautiful! Love the colors and pattern.

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    Default Re: Fat quarters. What are they good for?

    https://www.patchworkposse.com/fat-q...cutting-it-up/

    http://blog.missouriquiltco.com/how-...a-fat-quarter/

    if you have a Pinterest account go there and search for fat quarters and you'll find a bunch of diagrams on how to cut them.

    Fat quarters are MY VERY FAVORITE precut. I think they are the most versatile cut of all.
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

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    Default Re: Fat quarters. What are they good for?

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/
    go down to fq bundles and check out some of their patterns. They are all free
    ATTITUDE IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ORDEAL AND AN ADVENTURE

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    Default Re: Fat quarters. What are they good for?

    Moda Bake Shop has lots of "recipes" using fat quarters, too.
    If I find a cute FQ that doesn't fit into a quilt I make a pouch out if it. Usually a pretty larger print that I don't want to cut up.
    Heather

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    Default Re: Fat quarters. What are they good for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernina2 View Post
    I've never bought fat quarters or any other
    pre cut fabrics. I always buy yardage, 1/2 -1 yard cuts.
    I make scrappy quilts and use a little from many fabrics.
    Personally I think pre cuts/fat quarters are higher priced
    and quality is poor.
    Buying yardage also allows a quilter to build a stash
    and you always have fabric on hand for a quick
    Gift when needed.
    While I agree that they can sometimes cost more than yardage (per yard) depending on where you shop, but for those who don't want to spend the money on fabric that will sit on their shelves for years and yet want a wide selection, FQs can be quite cost effective in the long run.

    But my real question is, please explain how you think they could be poor quality in comparison to the yardage? After all isn't (for example) a Moda collection still Moda whether it's yardage, jelly roll, layer cake or fat quarters?

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    Binding Belle

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    Default Re: Fat quarters. What are they good for?

    Thimble Blossoms makes a lot of patterns for fat quarters; Swoon is my favorite. Lella Boutique has some beautiful FQ patterns, too, like this butterfly design.

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