Fat Quarters

Fabric sale + me = lots of fabric

I came home with 30, yes 30, fat quarters the other day.  Why 30?! Seams kind of exessive, right?  Well, my local quilt shop was having a great sale, buy 20 fat quarters and get 10 free.  Yipee!  Could you pass up that deal?  It seemed like a challenge to be able to pick out that many, but I really had no trouble, haha. 

Now my question to you is, what to do with all these?  They’re definitely not all coordinating, I just picked out what I liked.  Any recommendations for me on some great tutorials out there that use fat quarters (or less)?  Besides the Buttercup bag, the most fabulous fat quarter bag out there?

And did you read this post over at Bloom?  It really struck home for me.  Hope you all have a great Christmas and try not to get too stressed out, okay?

7 thoughts on “Fat Quarters

  1. Jennifer says:

    I love all of them!!

  2. Care says:

    I see some Amy Butler and Kaffe Fassett in there!

    So many yummy fabrics; I’m sure you will have so much fun coming up with the perfect project for each one!

  3. Amy says:

    Here is an easy, fat quarter friendly bag tutorial:

    With all of the variations, you can use up a lot of your new stash!

  4. Amy says: Check out the new book she is publishing–all fat quarter projects. There is also a free pattern for a scarf using fat quarters (from the book) that she is sharing.

  5. Oooh, those fat quarters are fantastic. I love having such fabulous on hand for little projects. You could even use them as appliques.

    And, I searched through your archives to find your stockings- they’re GORGEOUS! I love the fabrics you chose and your fantastic embroidery- way to go. 🙂

  6. jess says:

    wow, jealous! wish we had a shop like that near where i live! love all your presents too, wish i was related to you, haha! you have such good taste in fabric, it would be a blast to go fabric shopping with you!

  7. The4Rs says:

    Love your blog, I am having a contest on mine, at
    Follow the directions and post some pics on my new Flickr group, Giving Vintage New Life, it looks like you take recycling seriously. Stop by, love to have you as a follower!

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