If you love to sew, you most likely have at least a few fat quarters or even a few bundles of fat quarter collections, in your fabric stash. A fat quarter is a piece of fabric cut 18″ by 22″ and these fabric pieces are the perfect size to use for sewing scrap quilts and other types of small sewing projects.
Sewing projects made with fat quarters are fun and generally easy to make either for yourself or to give as gifts to your friends. They are also a great excuse for buying a new stack of fat quarters. So pick your favorite from this selection of fat quarter sewing projects and make something amazing!
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Fabulous Fat Quarter Bags
This collection of practical designs for bags and purses are sure to inspire and includes 14 designs with a duo for every day of the week. Each complimentary pair features easy instructions that make the bags quick and fun to create. Every bag is accompanied by a variation that shows off the details in a completely different color scheme, essentially giving you 14 additional inspirational designs.
Drawstring Project Bag – Free Sewing Tutorial
This cute drawstring bag is perfect for keeping your small projects organized including knitting, embroidery, or small sewing and quilting projects. The bag is easy to make and is fat quarter friendly. It opens and closes using a drawstring and also has handles so you can easily carry it.
Pass the Hot Dish! Sewing Pattern
This adorable fabric basket will let you pass dishes around the table without anyone burning their hands, then set it down without needing a pot holder or trivet. Use your favorite fat quarters to make this hot dish holder, or use fabric that coordinates with your dining room or kitchen. When you’re not using it, you can either fold it flat to store it away, or use it to sort papers or other household items!
One Pattern Four Organizers – Free Sewing Pattern
This organizer is fun, fast and easy to sew, and can be made from only two fat quarters. The organizer rolls up, and can be used in different ways. Use it to manage your sewing supplies or art supplies, or use it to carry crayons for your kids or even yourself.
Gathered Round Baskets – Free Sewing Tutorial
These little fabric baskets are fun and easy to make and are perfect for using up your favorite fabric scraps or fat quarters. The baskets can be used to hold and sort all sorts of small things such as sewing supplies or crafting supplies; storing items in a bathroom or bedroom; holding stationery supplies; and for gift giving.
Storage Pods Sewing Pattern
These storage pods are quick and easy to make and are perfect for organizing all your small items. They have a large opening so you can quickly store or retrieve items, and they have endless uses for the sewing room, kitchen or kids room. The pods are fat quarter friendly and a fat quarter bundle will make a whole family of fun pods.
Crafty Little Things to Sew
Start a new sewing project and finish it on the very same day. From pouches and totes to baskets, these clever and crafty little things will make you feel like a superhero stitcher. Choose from 20 projects including a quilty first-aid kit, cute magnets, headbands and hair baubles, travel iron mats, and more. Many are made with fat quarters of fabric sold in precut stacks or bundles and easily purchased in stores or on the web.
Playing the Scales Quilt – Free Quilting Tutorial
This fat quarter friendly quilt goes together very quickly using strip-piecing techniques, and looks great made up in small scale prints. This project is easy to make and is the perfect quilting project for beginner quilters. Finished Size: 62″ x 66″.
Free eBook: Textile Art Techniques for Quilters
In this free ebook, discover techniques that can be used to create interesting and dimensional textile art. Included are five ideas and sewing projects for turning your fat quarters, fabric scraps, and fibers into fabric art, 3-D quilts. Included are projects for making 3D floral embellishments & brooches, a three-dimensional collage with fabric scraps, a scented dream pillow, collaged Art Maps made from fabric, paint and thread, and a 5-day quilt challenge for creating art on a whim.
How to Sew a Travel Pillow
This comfortable neck pillow is quick and easy to sew and takes less than 30 minutes to make. It’s the perfect pillow for travel either by car or plane and will certainly make your journey more enjoyable. Make several for yourself in your favorite fabrics, or give as gifts to friends for their own travels.
20 Minute Makeup Bag – Free Sewing Tutorial
This makeup bag is fast and easy to sew using only two coordinating fat quarters; one for the outside and one for the lining. The bag has a curved foldover flap with a snap closure, and lots of room for all your makeup. If you didn’t want to use the bag to hold makeup, you could even use it for storing other small items.