Do you have a pretty new bundle of fat quarters that you are dying to use? I have that problem all the time! Lucky for all the FQ loving sewists around, I spend a lot of time dreaming up sewing projects that will make the most of a fat quarter. These aren't projects that use just a 10'' square of fabric (although those are fun too!), but sewing projects that use up most of 1 or more fat quarters.
Here is a list of my fat quarter projects that use most of 1 or several (up to a whole bundle) of fat quarters. I would love it if you added your own favorite fat quarter sewing projects to this list in the comments - I might make some of them! :)
P.S. In case you are wondering - a fat quarter of fabric is a piece that is 18'' tall by 20-22'' wide. Imagine taking a yard of fabric and cutting it into 4 quarters like you would a pizza. That's a fat quarter! xoxo
Now on with the list (and I'm going to share a secret at the end)...
These are made from 1 fat quarter for the exterior and 1 fat quarter for the interior, with a layer of interfacing in between. Hardly any waste!
2. Patchwork Shower Curtain using fat quarters
This adorable shower curtain uses 20-25 fat quarters - so grab that bundle and get started!
Are you a quilter? This adorable fat quarter friendly quilt uses 4 fat quarters and some backing fabric. Sweet!
This fat quarter friendly pattern takes one fat quarter for the exterior, one for the interior, and some scraps for the handles - get to work!
Speaking of bags, let Jennifer Heynen show you how to make some from a fat quarter - this one is genius for the holidays!
Did you also know you can make your own kitchen towels from your fabric stash? So pretty!
You can also make cloth napkins from fat quarters. This tutorial shows you two different methods.
This adorable organizing pouch can be sewn entirely from 1 fat quarter - but I think it's more fun to switch up the fabrics and make 2 at a time!
Or sew yourself a beautiful jewelry case with 3 coordinating fat quarters! That pattern is free too, just like all the rest.
Have you read all the way to the bottom to hear my secret??? Well I'm very excited to share that my newest book just came out - Crafty Little Things to Sew!
It has a ton of projects you can make with fat quarters, so I'm sure your going to love it.
P.P.S. If you liked this post, I think you'll like my 14 Tote Bags You Can Sew in an Afternoon. :)