fat quarter collage

Happy weekend, everyone!  Did you get a chance to see the darling skirts I made for Kayla from Adorn-It’s fat quarter fabric stacks?  They were unbelievably easy to make, especially because all the fabrics in my stack coordinated perfectly, so it was easy to pair them up for the skirts!  I love that about fat quarters.  Those little stacks of matching 1/4 yard cuts of fabric were originally designed for quick-sales to quilters.  Now, anyone who has an itch to craft can pick up a colorful stack of fat quarters for instant fun with fabric.  And speaking of that kind of fun…here are 5 Ways to Use Fat Quarters:

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1.  Make an Apron

This easy tutorial for making an apron requires only a single piece of fabric from a fat quarter stack.  That means you could make more aprons from the rest of the stack for all your girlfriends!  Find out how at Prudent Baby.

2.  Makeover a Mousepad

Boring mousepad got you down?  Pull out a 1/4 yard from your fat quarter collection and give it a fresh, new look!  Dandee Designs shows you how with super simple directions.

3.  Sew a Sweet Purse

Make and Takes shares a tutorial for these darling bags made from–you guessed it–fat quarters.  These are so cute I might just have to make a couple to go with Kayla’s skirts!

4.  Rescue Some Roadkill

Would you believe that you can makeover furniture with fat quarters?  A chair, maybe, but this dresser blew me away.  Sew Fun by Monique tells how she transformed an old dresser with fabric scraps from her quilting stash.  I love what she did with the selvage–you’ve got to see it up close.

5.  Dine in Style

The Salty Pineapple found a way to enjoy creating something with her fat quarters and be eco-friendly with these colorful napkins.  What a neat way to add fun colors to your dining room or give a lovely handmade gift.

Have you found uses for your fat quarter fabrics beyond quilting?  I’d love to hear about them!

Make sure you enter the giveaway for Adorn-It, so you can stock up on more fat quarters for your upcoming projects!

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  1. Thanks for the suggestions! I’m always looking for new fat quarter project ideas, because those cute little things seem to force me to buy them at the fabric store 🙂

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