Sunday, June 23, 2013

Fat-Quarter Quickies Book Review & Giveaway

Sunday, June 23, 2013
disclosure: this is a sponsored giveaway by Kathy Brown & Martingale

We were recently given an E-copy of Kathy Brown's new Book Fat-Quarter Quickies. The book is filled with great projects that will use up some of the fat quarter bundles you have laying around.

The book also features Kathy's Fat Quarter Cutter, a ruler she designed specifically for cutting up fat quarters.

My favorite project in the book is called Sail Away. It features beautiful triangles against a crisp white background. The quilt looks like it will come together very easily and is great for someone just learning to quilt.

Kathy has written 3 other books for Martingale.
Take 5: Quilts from Just 5 Fabrics
More Take 5 Quilts: 16 New Quick and Easy Projects
Strip-Smart Quilts: 16 Designs from One Easy Technique

If you have read any of her other books you know that she has a "story" to go with each quilt. This book is no different and I enjoyed reading the stories at the start of each pattern.

The book is filled with many easy to follow directions to make lots of projects at all skill levels.

Here are a few other of our favorites from the book.

Caribbean Cooler

Peepholes

Pixy Stix



Martingale has generously offered to send a free e-book to one lucky Jaybird Quilts reader. To enter please leave us one comment telling us about your favorite way to use fat quarters.

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The Rules


1. Leave ONE comment to enter. Make sure your contact info is in your profile or that you leave it in the comment.

2. In your comment tell us about your favorite way to use fat quarters.

Example Comment:
My favorite way to use fat quarters is to cut them into squares and make nine patch blocks.

3. Comment entries must be left on this blog, www.jaybirdquilts.com, to be valid. Comments sent via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media will not be counted.

4. Simple as that!!

You have till 9PM PST on Wednesday the 26th to enter.
Giveaway now closed. Winner announced soon.
Winner will be selected by True Random Number Generator.



© Blog post written by Julie Herman
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Jessica said...

I find fat quarters are the perfect size to make quilt sandwiches to practice quilting on. Big enough that you get plenty of practice of a new design but easy to manage under the machine. You could turn them into a quilt-as-you-go sampler quilt.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I haven't found a favorite way to use them yet. By default they get used as scraps once I've taken what I need for a project. Or I use them for bee blocks, I find it easier to cut into small pieces for those than yardage!

Denise in PA said...

I've got Kathy's Take Five book and really like it! You're right - Sail Away is a great quilt. Recently I've been cutting a strip off of a bundle of FQs to make a quilt heavy on the background fabric with just touches of prints and then I have most of the FQ bundle left for another quilt!

Tina Short said...

I usually cut 6 x 6.5 squares out of a fat quarter and mix and match and do disappearing 9 patches until I get enough for a Linus quilt.

Honeybee Quilter said...

Lately, I buy fat quarters to fussy cut for my english paper piecing projects!

QuilterB said...

Wow this book looks great I have plenty of fat quarters i could use with this book Love the quiltsyou have shown here

Charlene S said...

I use fat quarters to make clutch bags.

Lisa Marie said...

I mostly use fat quarters in scrappy projects, cutting them into whatever size I need for that particular project.

Donna said...

My favorite way to use fat quarters is for fussy cutting.

Gene Black said...

I like to use Fat Quarters for stack cut and shuffle blocks -no one said they had to be square - retangles work too!

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

I'm currently using fat quarters to make mug rugs for gifts. I can mix up the style of each mug rug, yet they are still perfectly coordinated thanks to pre bundled fat quarters.

martha said...

One way I like to use FQ"s is to make hexies with them. I am on an EPP craze at the moment.

Christine said...

A fat quarter is often the souvenir I pick up when I visit a quilt shop. So I have a lot and I am always looking for an opportunity to use some. This book looks very interesting.

Mary said...

I like to use fat quarters in my Jane Stickle blocks. These small cuts allow me to get more diversity in my project. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

Ellyn said...

I love to use them to make patchwork bags... but these quilts would be fun to make too!

Kerstin said...

I use fat quartes mostley for scrappy projekts.

thanks for the chance!

TheMadQuilter said...

I use fat quarters for many things: Applique, paper piecing, tater bags, and my newest projects, microwave bowl pot holders.

Anya said...

Fat quarters are great for making bags. Thanks for the chance!

Sandra said...

I would just love to win a copy of this book for myself. Each and every pattern shown is one I want to make. My favorite way to use fat quarters would either be cutting them up to use them for rectangles or for 4 patches. This would be a great way to use up those fat quarters and enjoy some wonderful quilts. Thank you for the chance to win.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Bailey said...

I need to find a favorite way to use them, they are multiplying quickly!

Mary W Quilts said...

My favorite way to use fat quarters is using fat quarter bundles from a fabric line. The quilt can go together fast because part of the work has been done. Thanks for the giveaway. Mary

Barb said...

So far my favorite way to use fat quarters is in scrappy quilts.....would love some inspiration on ways to use them.
Thanks for the chance to win.

QuiltLaughLove said...

I use FQs for my EPP hexies and scrappy quilts.

Auntie Clark said...

I like to make scrap quilts, so buying fat quarters gives me the variety I need for scrappiness.

Alli said...

I like using fat quarters for small pouches and bags. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Joan and Kevin said...

I love to make quilts out of my fat quarters.
Thanks for the giveaway!

lauraluvsloons said...

I do mostly applique quilts and I find collections of FQ's very helpful in keeping a stash full of a variety in color, texture and scale.

Tanyia said...

I love using FQ bundles in table runners! :) Thanks for the chance!

Diane said...

I love using fat quarters to make modern log cabin blocks. Thanks for the giveaway.

Aunt Marti said...

My favorite way to use fat quarters is to participate in the Fat Quarter Fun group at Ruth's Stitchery here in Colorado Springs. We laugh the day away, and sometimes get a quilt top pieced!

Jacklynn said...

I like to buy fat quarter bundles, then I don't have to try to hard to match fabrics. I use them in scrappy projects like pillows and table runners. Thanks for the give away!

Cynthia said...

I love to use fat quarters as you get to see so many different fabrics in a quilt. I have no favorite way to cut them. Whatever it takes

Cindy

Heather said...

I love to use FQs for anything scrappy. It sure is easier to cut into than chopping up yardage, IMO. Actually, I rarely purchase yardage since I love FQs so much and that makes it a bit difficult when it comes time to piece together a backing!!!

Anita said...

I very often use fat quarters for scrap- projects.

Michele said...

I like fat quarters a lot. They are a great way to get a wide variety of fabrics without spending a lot of money.

meemersmom said...

I have a hard time resisting coordinated FQ bundles. I love to use them to make smaller items, such as book covers, bags, pouches, wallets, etc. Takes the guesswork out of what goes with what.

Lillian said...

I am using fat quarters to make the farmers wife quilt

Brigitte said...

Ilove to cut my FQs down the Bonnie Hunter method. Easy peasy and relaxing.
Thank you for the chance to win
greetings from Germany
Brigitte

Kathryn said...

I use a lot of my fat quarters to make 3 inch nine patches for an online exchange.

Sharon T said...

My favorite way to use fat quarters is to make scrap quilts. I have made three Jaybird patterns so far!

Rebecca said...

I love to have them for a great assortment for my appliqua quilts....

foodmathquilts said...

Recently, I cut a 5" strip off of all my low volume fat quarters to make extra charms to stretch my low volume charm swap stack. I ended up with enough to make 4 simple baby quilts.

Sarah

Madelyn said...

I'm a bag lady. I mainly use fat quarters to make bags, purses and matching accessories.

DianeY said...

I use FQs mainly to give variety to my quilting or bag-making projects. You can have lots of choices with a more minimal expense than larger pieces.

Regina said...

I tend to buy my novelties in FQ size, and make a lot of Lazy Girl Designs pouches and wallets to give as gifts. A lot of the rest are lingering...

jayne said...

this is just what i need! I love using fat quarters on some projects, but am always looking for a 'quick' fix!

capitolaquilter said...

I like FQs because they're easy to stack and cut together and the projects are scrappy with a variety of fabric. The book looks like fun.

Colleen said...

I don't have a favourite way to use fat quarters - and that is my problem! I joined a fat quarter club at an online store and got 10 FQ's every month. I kept going long after I should have stopped, because I loved getting them - but now have a bazillion FQ's and no idea what to do with them. This book could save me!

isa13 said...

No favorite way to use fat quarters for me. It depends on the method I have chosen , hand or machine. I love all . Thanks for the chance to win. Hi from France

Machelle said...

I love to use fat quarters in applique and to add novelty prints to t-shirt quilts I am making for gifts. I did buy " More take 5 quilts" and made the Jacobs Ladder . LOVE IT! the directions were excellent and easy to follow. Oh what is this "nickname " you earned??

Linda said...

HELLO! LOVE USING FAT QUARTERS FOR ALL MY FUSSY CUTTING,APPLIQUES,ET C. THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Jill the Quilter said...

love to cut up 'em up fir all my scrap quilts!

Nancy H said...

I love to use fat quarters to quickly build up variety in my stash. I usually make scrappy projects so fat quarters help expand the possibilities!

Nelly Kelly said...

I have really enjoyed Kathy's other previous books, I'm sure this one will be just as inspiring and engaging. As for how I like to use FQs? Well, erm, I'll have to admit that seems to be as an inexpensive way to achieve my unwritten goal of owning ALL the fabric. And, later, of course, I use them to practice speaking like a sailor when they yield so much less usable yardage than I anticipated, and I can *almost* squeeze out all the cuts I need. But not quite. Actually, I love them, but our relationship is rocky!

Lynda said...

I have a baby blanket pattern that uses 6 fat quarters - with a large center which works for a good focus fabric - that has been my go to for a while now.

Brita said...

I love to buy FQ bundles, but it makes for a dilemma on how to use them (other than looking gorgeous on the shelf)! Would love to win this book.

Sandy said...

I love fat quarters. Mostly I use them as decoration on the shelves in my sewing room. Lol! I need that book so I can start putting them to good use. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Rachel said...

I use fat quarters when I want to collect a particular color -- I like doing monochromatic designs, and FQs give me a lot of variety.

Nancy said...

I use a fat quarter as called for in a pattern then cut strips/squares/rectangles as appropriate for the remainder and add the pieces to my scrap bin!

Nancy said...

They make good BIG block quilts!

Shauna said...

I love fat quarters, I use them for all kinds of things, but my favorite is to strip piece them. They are long enough to get several blocks out of but not so long that I get out of whack. Thanks for the chance

Jessica said...

I've enjoyed using fat quarters to make Lazy Girl Designs bags. :) jrfisher14@gmail.com

Tricia Audy said...

Fat quarters are the best! Very versatile!
Underwtr@gmail.com

Barb Price said...

i like making quilts and baby blankets

Gill said...

I don't have a favourite way - I use them in all sorts of projects then I cut the leftovers into squares for my scrap quilts!

Helen said...

Fat quarters are like candy--they give you just a little taste of deliciousness. I'm currently making a 16-patch variation and 22" across is just the right size for easy-to-manage strip sets.

Kacey said...

I typically buy whatever fabric type is suggested for a pattern, so if it suggests FQ, I buy FQ! I do like that they're easier to wrangle than regular yardage.

giddy99 said...

I use bits & pieces of FQs for whatever I need - hexies, squares, strips - it's probably my favorite fabric cut!

Celia Ambrose said...

They are great for using in scrappy blocks and add variety of colors to the finished project. email celiaquilts2@gmail.com

Joolz said...

I love to experiment and make new (to me) quilt blocks with fat quarters. Since I'm a newbie quilter,it's not hard to find a lock I haven't tackled yet!

Janine said...

I often use them for quilt blocks and also for Jewellery rolls :)

Lisa said...

I love fat quarters in my stash. So, I can use them a little on one project or make a 10" square for a quilt real quick! Would love to win this book! Thanks

Dianna Whitehead said...

Hi! First, I love to collect fq's!! I have a hard time cutting into them, I mostly like looking at them and touching them!!! But when I do decide to use them, I like the ease of being able to cut strips wof and then squares to make HST's. They make this so fast and easy!!! Thank you for the chance to win! I think the book and ruler would help me use up alot of the fq's that I have ? hoarded? saved? So far,I have loved the patterns that have been shown.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My favorite thing about fat quarters is that you can use them in a quilt and then use of the scraps for another project. So I try to make the most of the fat quarter size.

sbsudbury said...

I am a regular subscriber to your blog and love it. Thanks for all your inspirational entries. I use fat quarters for primarily bags and such. That is because I really don't know what to do with them. Perhaps this book will help.
Sharon.bourque@sympatico.ca

gale said...

My favorite way to use fat quarters is in any quilt block with lots of squares and rectangles and right angles and no triangles. lol. What I love about fat quarters is that if I want to prewash, it's no problem, but I can still get lots of different prints.

Judy Bentley and Ron Pagel said...

I have lots of fat quarters at home and in my RV when traveling, but I don't really have a good way to use them. This book looks really interesting and might help me make something really pretty out of my stash. Thanks for the review and the links to her other books, which also look intriguing.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Book looks wonderful Julie!! I use FQs mainly for quilts...there are lots of patterns now just for FQa

Mary Arline Smith said...

I choose Fat Quarters to design and sew blocks for community quilts for a local quilt shop and to sew placemats/coasters and table runners for friends and family.

Cecilia said...

My favorite way to use fat quarters is for quick quilts, like the ones in this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Linette Greene said...

I love just hoarding them! Seriously, I like to use them to think out of the box--putting together some I might not think of doing before, combinations I might have not considered.

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

I love using fat quarters to make bags And the Stack n Whack patterns. I have made Take 5 many times using fat quarters. I would love to win your book. Thank-you so much.. Marg

Anne D said...

I don't have a favourite way as my favourite thing about fat quarters is that you can use them for most charm pack, jelly roll and layer cake pattern as well as fat quarter patterns. Thanks for the chance to win the book. It looks great.

Beth said...

I like to use fat quarters for quilting classes, because it is an easy way to take a variety of fabrics.

mary said...

I like fat quarters to make 9 patches and then turning them into D9P

Donna Phelps said...

This book looks so helpful and loads of fun. I especially like Sail Away. The Fat Quarter Cutter would be an invaluable tool. I use fat quarters in different ways: fussy-cutting, strips and blocks. I have found more and more patterns which call for fat quarters rather than yardage. This book would be so helpful.

Kimberly said...

I'm still new to sewing so right now I've just been using them by cutting them into hexagons which I sew together. I'd love to make quilts or small blankets with them though.

Barb Bee said...

Love the use of fat quarters and always lean toward easy quick quilts! Looks great!

GO STARS! said...

I use fat quarters in a variety of quilts. I find that I enjoy a "controlled" scrappy quilt and a variety of fat quarters gives me that look.
sckett at yahoo dot com

Kim in NC said...

Use fat quarters? I thought they were to collect and admire the gorgeous colors! Actually, I use fat quarters when creating scrappy quilts or when appliqueing. They're so versatile and this book would make them even more so!

Katherine McNeese said...

I love fat quarters; I can add to my stash without breaking the bank!

Qltr89 said...

I buy fat quarters and cut them into strips like I do with usual yardage. I find it a lot more manageable. Also, the beauty of fat quarter bundles is that you get a print from the entire collection. I can't possibly do that if I buy half-yard cuts. My current WIP, wiggly whimsy, are batik fat quarters cut into 2.5 inch strips.

Linda Hordichok said...

I like using fat quarters to make the the 2 hour strip quilt top. I love the pattern it makes!

KatheG said...

I love fat quarters as they are easier (smaller) to work with on any project, cost efficient and space efficient. Thanks.

WhoMom said...

I am a new enough quilter not to have a favorite way to use fat quarters! So far, my favorite thing has been to collect them. The quilts in this book look simple and the ruler looks like a great addition to a quilters bag of tricks.
Lyn

Mary Manson said...

I like to make disappearing 9patch blocks and quilts with fat quarters, especially bright colors!

Janet Schultz said...

I use fat quarters for my eclectic pieced boho pillow covers. They aren't matchy matchy which is the whole idea! Thanks for offering the great giveaway ;c) shopgirl7232@yahoo.com

JoAnne said...

My latest favorite way to use a fat quarter bundle is to cut them into a couple 2 1/2" strips, a ten inch square and then a couple five inch squares. Then I'm ready for anything!

Thanks for telling us about this book, it's a good one!

Jennifer said...

Lately, I have been using fat quarters to make snap bags. Sail Away is may favorite, too.

jackie said...

Fat quarters go into my stash and become part of my palette of fabrics to choose from. I love having choices and have an awesome stash to work from.

Nancy said...

I love using fat Quarters for making Twisted Puzzle Wreaths. I didn't just make a Christmas wreath, I made one for every month of the year! I also made quilts for my two cats. I think the new ruler looks VERY interesting!

Sharon Eshlaman said...

I collect civil war fat quarters to make quilts of many, many different pieces and fabrics. Thanks for a chance to win.

Donna Baker said...

I'm not sure I have a favorite way to use fat quarters but I do have an awesome purse pattern that uses just 5 of them and I have made 2 so far. I can't remember the name of it, but it's a nice roomy hobo bag!

Margaret said...

Apparently I like to collect them and then sit back and admire and pet them on a regular basis. I have a ton of them in my stash. I am doing a mystery quilt right now that used 24 FQs and hope to finish it by the end of summer.

Barb said...

I like to use fat quarters for patterns that are written for them because there is little waste and few scraps. I am not good at using up my scraps!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Lately, my favourite way to use fat quarters is to cut them up to make lunch bags or laptop cases. Thanks for the giveaway!

joycita said...

Fat Quarters are my favorite way to buy fabric. They don't cost much and I can have a wide variety of fabrics and colors from which to choose. My current favorite project is to use bright colors and make 16-patches from 2-1/2" x 20" strips. I take 20 of these units and make baby quilts for a local charity. Thanks for the opportunity to win Kathy's book. Joyce jfinch@kingwoodcable.net

Nancy M said...

Fat quarters are so much fun to collect. I go through my stash and make tote bags. Love the Take 5 books. Glad to see another new book out.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I love to make half square triangles from squares that I've cut from fat quarters :)

Linda V said...

I use my fat quarters especially when I am looking for a certain color to complete a block. Thanks for the giveaway

Sandy said...

I have to agree with some who have already commented about getting to buy a lot of fabric for not a lot of money. Buying this way lets me get more variety. I usually make throw-sized quilts that use up all my fat quarters, and then I'm ready to go shopping again!

Craig said...

I have just started quilting so thus far have cut fat quarters in to 2 1/2 inch strips and 5 inch squares for beginner flannel quilts. Fun times.

Teresa
jtcraig@shaw.ca

Potpourri said...

I use my fat quarters in strips or cut them into squares. I will often make scrappy so find they are invaluable

Nancy in IN said...

Favorite way is to find the perfect color for my applique. I used to make a block for quilt guild challenge for fair.
Ideas, please

bellalily said...

I love admiring fat quarters - i take them out and look at them - shuffle them around with other fabrics and then (although not always) i will make a wonky log cabin quilt

Chris said...

I buy a FQ because that particular fabric "spoke" to me and I have no particular use for it.

I'll buy bundles of FQs when I I love theline but have no particular use for it at that moment in time.

(Otherwise, I buy greater quantities, which inevitably gets me in trouble, space-wise.)

I admire patterns that use FQs in economical ways, getting the most out of the total yardage and still manage to end up with one heck-ova-fine quilt-top!

And Kathy Brown manages to accomplish this time and time again.

colleen said...

I first like to put the fat quarters in a pleasing arrangement
Then I like to cut them into pieces and sew the pieces to other pieces and make quilts, doll quilts , anything for my grandchildren

Miss Nancy said...

I love using fat quarters for making mug rugs, coasters, pot holders, mini quilts and table runners. I especially like to use them to admire the fabric design and for inspiration. Fat quarters are just fun. Thank you for this great giveaway.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

brownj6610 said...

I use them for appliqué ing. You can buy a small amount of just the right color and what I don't use I cut into strips for piecing or binding.

Rebecca Toman said...

My favorite thing to do with fat quarters is mix them with my stash and set up a fun quilt.

Carol Jordan said...

I like to group my FQ's for mosaic look w fabrics. Love her books

Nancy Frye said...

Right now I have cut many, way too many into1 1/2" strips and making nine patches. Not sure how I will set them together. Sure is fun to play with them! Nancy

Kathleen said...

I been using a variety of fat quaters in a quilt to make it look more scrapy.

M.W. said...

I use fat quarters primary for fat quarter quilt patterns which i love.
Shawn

barb said...

i cut them in squres and do hsts. there are so many differnt ways to set the blocks together babscorbitt@gmail.com

terrieannie said...

In the past I collected them in prep for making a Lazy Girl Designs purse or two. When I can afford a bundle of a line I especially love, it's with the idea of making an actual quilt. Can't wait to get my hands and eyes on this book to make that plan happen!

ytsmom said...

I love to use fat quarters in scrap quilts. I can get a lot of variety that way!

Sonya said...

If I really love a fabric line, I like to buy fat quarters of the whole collection. I love the diversity it gives me in my quilts, yet all the fabrics are perfectly coordinated :)

Kathy said...

My favorite way to use fat quarters is for paper pieced blocks because they often call for a variety of colors and prints.

Mimi said...

I usually make table runners, placemats, baby quilts, lap quilts, bibs, etc with FQs.

Jean said...

I use them in any project, just cut them up right alongside yardage!

Sheppard said...

Bento box pattern - done
s[ecofoca;;y is my favorite way to use my fat qtrs. FUN designs appear and I get great little scraps.

ultraorganized said...

I like to use fat quarters in all my quilts because it gives a diversity of color and pattern -- particularly in hexegons and short blocks - thanks for the giveaway #!}

Jen Beatty said...

I love to use coordinating fat qtr in small bags, or scrappy quilts. Thanks for the opportunity!

Rhonda D. said...

I use FQs for everyhing. Cut charm squares, mini charms, for hexies, yo-yos, appligue. Most
of my stash is FQs. Thanks for
the chance to win!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

barbara woods said...

I like using them in scrappy quilts

Nancy said...

I don't have a favorite way yet... haven't done that many quilts. The book should get me started, though

cakegirl said...

sometimes I just want a little of a particular fabric and a fat quarter is the perfect size. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Andee said...

Fat quarters are great for kids quilts - fussy cutting for I-Spy pieces and pops of color. That ruler just for fat quarters looks like a time saver!
~Andee

Mouster1 said...

I like the pattern, Yellow Brick Road, that I think is fun to make picking out several fat quarters in the color scheme you want. It's fun to just stack them on a shelf and enjoy all the beautiful colors you have together. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marilyn said...

Would love to win this book, thanks for the opportunity! I ise fat quarters in several different ways. Right now I am making a baby quilt and using them foe the blocks. I can get three blocks per fat quarter. In the past Inussed the toad color by cutting them inti thin strips, then cut the solid block, inset the thin strip for a pop of color. They really work wonderful for baby quilts.

Marilyn Baurt

Deairdre said...

I haven't used fat quarters enough to have a favorite way to use them, but I love the coordinating colors and patterns!

Three Baggy P's said...

I love to use fat quarters to make table quilts, or small mini-quilts...that way I'm sure to have enough to finish a project.

Georgi Sears said...

It's amazing how much you can make out of fat quarters ~ I use them for baby and lap quilts. Thanks for the chance ~ fingers crossed!

Brianna said...

I Mostly collect fat quarters! Honestly if I like a print but don't have any specific project in mind I purchase a fat quarter just to have!

Debbie said...

I like to collect fat quarters to have on hand to use in scrap projects or small applique projects.

Deb said...

I don't use them in any special way - they get cut up and sewed together just like everything else! My favorite quilts are scrappy ones, so it's pretty easy to cut into them for just a few blocks.

Thim3 said...

I like to use fat quarters for my scrappy quilts. I like to go to several different quilting stores and pick up many fat quarters.
thim3@hotmail.com

Paul in Boston said...

I love to use Fat Quarters on scrappy quilts - slice off a strip and subcut into blocks and rectangles and use as many as possible to make up the quilt.

Dawn said...

I am a scrappy quilter so all my fabric ends up is a scrappy quilt or my 60 degree diamond quilt.

SewInspired2Day said...

Thank you! My favorite way to use fat quarters is to use them for backing. I love to go crazy on the backs of my quilts and fat quarters are easy to cut our just piece together. ksandell73@gmail.com

Lynne Shandley said...

I love making half square triangles from them and trying to use up all the fabric I can (I use the scraps in the binding).
A second way? Pretty ones I often use whole in a pieced backing.

Maru Soto said...

I have a lot of fat 1/4's as that is all I can afford.

Animated_Librarian said...

I love to use fq's forq individual blocks loke bee blocks or guild charity blocks for a quilt. Looks like a greta book I've never made a quilt just out of fat quarters before :-)

SelahMel said...

I use fat quarters for nine-patch quilts, and to make custom bias tape for projects for my granddaughters! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lori H said...

I just love fat qtr quilts! Such an awesome variety that can really surprise you in the end!

Cindy said...

My favorite way to use fat quarters is to cut them in 5" squares for fast baby quilts! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Interesting! I like to use them however the pattern states, but then all the leftover fabric I always cut into 5" and 2.5" blocks and put in scrap bins to use for patchwork. If there are any long enough strips I add them to a bin with 2.5" strips.

Thanks for the chance!

Sue H said...

I usually make baby quilts so Fat Quarter Bundles are perfect for this. It's an easy way to buy a large variety of prints.

vicki said...

I haven't used them yet, so I don't have a favorite as yet. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

Judy @ CQC Library said...

I use my fat 1/4s in my quilts. No single way, just whatever the particular pattern I'm making calls for. It's a good way to get lots of variety in your piecing.

Nita said...

I use fat quarters to build my stash for making scrappy quilts and bee blocks.

Iraelia Pernas said...

I love fat quartersand usually cut them into 2.5 squares to do scrappy quits. My name is Iraelia Pernas, cusypernas@gmail.com

Jan said...

Oh, wait, we are actually supposed to use our fat quarters? I love to collect them, look at them and imagine the quilt they might one day become! ;) I'd better get busy!

Judy said...

I am addicted to fat quarters; I buy them because they are pretty and sometimes hate to cut them up. I mainly use them for scrappy quilts and store them by color.

jgarber3@bellsouth.net

Judi said...

I love fat quarters because they allow me to get a little of every fabric in a set. So my favorite way to use them is all in one quilt, along with coordinating solids or tone on tone fabrics to put all in one quilt. I don't usually make the same style of quilt over and over. I like variety.

Tanya said...

I purchase a lot of my fabric online, so fat quarter bundles are a great way to get fabrics that blend nicely. Unfortunately I'm yet to find my favourite way to use them, so at the moment they are just sitting in my stash. I really need this book!!
Thanks for the giveaway :-)

suzanprincess said...

My favorite use of fat quarters so far is in my "fabric petting zoo," aka stash. My favorite way will be to make these quilts, as soon as I win the book--I want all the ones you've pictured!

Cats and Quilts said...

At the risk of knocking myself out of contention for writing a 2nd post, "What is the special nickname of yours that Kathy B. referenced in her blogpost about you?"

qwilltr said...

I don't really have a special use for fat quarters but I have begun buying more fat quarter packs to get a nicer color assortment. I guess I need this book to find a special use! Thanks for the chance.

Melody Gordon said...

I love fat quarters because it is easy to whip up a thank you quilt when needed. The book would give me inspiration and the ruler would be icing on the cake.

AnnF said...

I love fat quarters for bright quilts in colors I wouldn't usually buy yardage. Also love them for smaller projects too, such as zippered pouches and highlights on totes.

Alicia said...

I like to spread them it and look at them! Don't hide everyone also knows they do it to! You can do this every day. But you can only cut into them once.

lag123 said...

My favorite way to use fat quarters is to cut them into strips to use in string quilts.

lag110 at mchsi dot com

Julie Mylander said...

Thanks to you and Martingale for the give away! I love fat quarters and use them several different ways - for appliqué, fussy cuts, scraps, projects...lots of favorites for me! I am always looking for different ways to use fat quarters in quilts and other projects.

Elisabete said...

I tend to use fat quartes for most of my projects. Anything left I will use on scrappy quilts.
The book seems interesting and thanks for the chance to win.

Bethany said...

I'm a beginning quilter so I like to use them to make small blocks using lots of different fabrics so I can figure out what works together, how to play with colors and different size prints. Some things work some things don't! I'm still trying to figure out my own "style".

Elizabeth said...

My favorite way to use FQ's is in making purses. Makes the cost of fabric for a purse much less & you can build a nice array of coordinating patterns!

Fiesta said...

I use fat quarters to incorporate hints or a collection without having to purchase the whole yardage collection. Thanks forthe chance

barbara said...

I guess I like fat quarters because you can easiy put alot of variety into a quilt with out having to buy a lot of yardage. Thanks for the giveaway.

ja ro said...

I like to cut fat quarters into strips for framing squares. I cut the strips to make corner stones for the frame from another FQ.

Lisa said...

My favorite way to use a fat quarter is to cut in smaller pieces for quilt blocks.

Linda Nelson said...

I love using fat quarters for bags and purses. You can often get a few bags out of several fat quarters when using more than one fabric.

lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

LizA. said...

I love to use fat quarters to add diversity to a quilt. Instead of using 1red fabric, I might buy several fat quarters of different reds and use them.

Jenny Larking said...

I use them for quilts and bags. jennylarking@gmail.com

Kathy H said...

I usually use them to make some nice table runners. They are also useful for the backs of small wall hangings.

VickiT said...

My favorite way to use fat quarters is in just about anything because they're so versatile; purses, totes, quilt blocks, and lately in little dresses for my 1yr old Granddaughter. I guess I'd have to say that I really don't have a favorite way to use them Julie, although the designer fat quarters I do tend to save them just for my quilting projects.

Deb said...

My favorite way to use fat quarters is for scrappy quilts, any size - or 2 1/2" strips. Thanks!

Carmen said...

I don't know if I have a favorite way yet - I'm still a beginner.

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

I like to use FQs to give my quilts that scrappy look I love.

Sharon said...

I like them for BOM's and mystery quilts. When you have a stack of coordinating ones, it makes the fabric choosing a little easier.

Lisas Mom said...

Lately my favorite way to use fat quarters is in a great pattern created by my friend that uses 12 fat quarters.

liniecat said...

Ohhhh your supposed to USE fat quarters and not simply covet them in baskets or drawers then?
Well, who knew.............!
: )

robin chapa said...

Yummy! Fat quarters! I use them for all sorts of things, but I like mixing and matching a few and here and there to make small bags.... zipper pouches, writslets, etc. thanks for the giveaway!
~robin
welchrobin@hotmail.com

Nancy said...

I don't really have a fave way to use them yet, but I love collecting them and then lining them up to ogle them in all their glorious colours.
Thanks for the chance to win!
:)

Sarah said...

I like to get fat quarter bundles to make scrappy quilts because I suck at coordinating fabric on my own.

Jo said...

I use fat quarters when I can't decide which ones out of the collection to pick, that way i get a bit of it all.

Ellen Williams said...

I love Fat Quarters and my thing is to pair them up and see what design speaks to me from them. I make them into things like Table Runners and Mug Rugs.

Laurel said...

lately i've been making aprons out of fat quarters!

Donna W said...

I love to use fat quarters in bags. They can be cut in squares, rectangles, triangles, etc. They give a nice variety to a bag.

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