Do you have a few spare fat quarters in your fabric stash?
Fat quarters are a very popular way to buy fabric. Fat quarters are precut pieces of fabric approximately 19 1/2″ X 22″ (50cm X 56cm) but these sizes can vary.
Fat quarters come from splitting one yard or meter of fabric off the roll down the center lengthwise and then cutting it in half again widthwise. Because fabric on a roll is typically slightly wider than a yard or meter, the quarter doesn't come out square but is “fat” –at least that's where I was always told the name comes from.
You can really build your fabric stash when you come across those big bundles of fat quarters on sale at you local fabric store. If, like me, you've built up a nice collection of fat quarters, you may be looking for clever ways to use them.
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Although often most associated with quilting, there are really so many things you can make with just a fat quarter including bags, headbands, cushions, decorations, doll clothes, pockets, etc. etc. People have written whole books containing only fat quarter projects.
I had a look around the internet and there are a few nice collections of patterns and projects around, but most are out-of-date, so I decided to put together a huge new collection of fat quarter projects just for you. I really hope you enjoy and that you find something that interests you here. And don't forget to share a pic of your work in the comments below. I know many of the readers would like to see the examples of what can be made with a simple fat quarter!
100+ FREE Fat Quarter Projects & Patterns
So here are over 100 fat quarter projects and sewing patterns for you to enjoy. The range of ideas and designs is extraordinary with a huge selection from easy cosmetic bags to baby burp clothes and everything in between.
Hover over the picture to show the title, click to open, or right-click and open in a new tab to keep this page open too. And don’t forget to pin so everyone can enjoy!