Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fat Quarters: Small Fabrics, More Than 50 Big Ideas + a Giveaway!

Hey y'all! So, as usual, over the past while I have been up to some secret antics and I finally get to reveal one of those secrets!


I'm in another book and I'm so excited about it! Fat Quarters: Small Fabrics, More Than 50 Big Ideas, edited by Lark Crafts, features over 50 fat quarter friendly projects. Many of the contributors are well known in the craft world and I'm super-happy to be among them. I have three projects in this book and I can't wait to share them with you.

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This is my Arrowhead Clutch. It requires three fat quarters and features paper-pieced triangles. I absolutely love the way they photographed it for the book - it looks so fancy! I used fabrics from Indian Summer by Sarah Watson and Kaufman Quilter's Linen.

© Lark Crafts
This is my Flex Frame Sunglasses Pouch. It requires two fat quarters and is super-easy to make. For this one I used fabrics from Briar Rose by Heather Ross and Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander. I've actually been using this ever since it came back because I dropped my iPod and now the screen is cracked. See, it works for so many things!

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And last, but not least, this is my Cheers Coaster Set. I love these so much, I can't even tell you! This pattern requires four fat quarters and features a little bit of sketchy applique as well as a few lines of quilting. For these I used the same fabric from Architextures, as well as Constellations and Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House.

Now, I bet you want to know about the giveaway, right? Well, here's your chance to win a copy of the book!

You have two chances but please be sure to leave separate comments for each entry. Here's what you've got to do:
1. Leave a comment letting me know about your favourite use for fat quarters.

2. Leave another comment if you are a follower of my blog.

That's it! Two easy-peasy ways to enter! I will close the comments in a week (March 25th) and announce the winner here on the blog. International entries are, as always, welcome! Also, please remember that I have comment moderation enabled so if you don't see your comment right away it just means that I haven't had the chance to approve it yet (duplicate comments will be deleted).

*the giveaway is now closed*

89 comments:

  1. I follow your fabulous blog on Bloglovin!

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  2. I love using fat quarters to make scrappy quilts since I'm a newer quilter and don't have much variety in my scraps yet.

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  3. I like to buy FQs to have varieties of colors and prints to make quilts

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  4. Congrats on being in the new book! I buy fat quarters so I can have a larger variety of fabrics for scrappy blocks.

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  5. Looks like some fun projects. I usually use fat quarters for applique or table runners.

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  6. I use fat quarters for small projects and scrappy quilts.

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  7. I follow your blog via email. Love it!

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  8. My favorite use for fat quarters is a tie between making bags and pouches or quilts. Fat quarters are fun to collect too. :-)

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  9. My favorite uses for FQS are scrappy bee blocks and zip pouches!

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  10. I'm also a follower via Bloglovin'!

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  11. Fat quarters give me a good variety and aren't too costly. A big bundle can make a quilt or you can use one or two for a small project.

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  12. I use most of my FQ's for quilts.

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  13. I follow you through Bloglovin'.

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  14. I use fat quarter to plump up my fabric choice on scrap quilts.

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  15. I use fat quarters to give variety to my stash. I use them usually in a sampler type of quilt

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  16. I love fat quarters for sewing pouches, sew together bags, and mini quilts for my sewing room.

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  17. I love to use fat quarters on smaller quilts as well as pillows and bags!

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  18. I follow you by email! Love your designs!

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  19. Great Giveaway Thanks. Besides collecting fat quarters I love to make zippered pouches and mini quilts.

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  20. I like getting fat quarters to add variety to my stash and my quilts. Your projects look really fun!

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  21. Hi Kaye! I follow on Bloglovin'.

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  22. I really only buy fat quarters anymore. I use them for everything: mini quilts for swaps, zipper pouches, and bee blocks to name a few. They are my favorite cut! Congrats on the books...love the pouch!

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  23. I follow your blog via bloglovin'!

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  24. I use fat quarters for everything! I love having a variety of color and fabric on hand!

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  25. fat qtrs are my fave cut of fabric. you can do so much with them.

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  26. I find with fat quarters you can get the colors that you want and need for a project.....

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  27. I follow you blog on bloglovin

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  28. I love making scrappy quilts and FQs are a great way to get lots of different fabrics to use.

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  29. I love your Arrowhead Clutch! I like making bags with fat quarters. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  30. This looks like a great book! I'm a follower of your blog through email :)

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  31. My favorite use for fat quarters is obviously collecting and stashing them! Must be waiting on a good book to do something with them!

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  32. I follow by email, anitagambrell@yahoo.com and thru GFC as gator

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  33. I use fat quarters for smaller projects like bags, etc. It's a great way to sample lots of different prints! Thanks for the chance at the great book!

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  34. I follow you by email. Thanks for the chance at this book - looks like lots of great gift ideas!

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  35. My favorite use for fat quarters is quilting!

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  36. I use them a lot for purses and for baby quilts.

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  37. I follow you via bloglovin. Love your blog.

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  38. I love FG's for small quilts or quilts with lots of different fabrics in small bits.

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  39. I use fat quarters for different things. I've made small hand bags, ballet slipper bags for my granddaughters, quilts, wall hangings.

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  40. I am a follower of your blog!

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  41. I use FQ for everything. Blocks for quilting bees, do good stitches, bags, purses, quilts!

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  42. I use fat quarters for quilts, bags and other small projects.

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  43. I follow your blog with email.

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  44. I use fq's for quilts, bags, scarves... hmmm, just about everything!

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  45. I follow your blog through Bloglovin'

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  46. My favorite thing to do with Fat Quarters is to collect them! I can't resist! They are reasonably priced and easy to store. Every color of the rainbow at your finger tips. What's not to love :)

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  47. I like to add them to quilting projects or make small gifts.

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  48. FOLLOW>BLOG LOVIN' !
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  49. HI,, my favorite thing to do is to buy them>LOL! I know that's not what you meant! I use them for piecing of course; and also leave them whole for pretty backing designs! Thank You for sharing !
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  50. I love to make a big star baby quilt with them

    erin2470@hotmail.com

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  51. I use fat quarters for small quilts and home decor items, like a beautiful spring table runner right now.

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  52. I have some Easter Bags that need to be made for my little girl and her best friends :-)

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  53. I follow your blog on Bloglovin and I love it!! :)

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  54. My favorite thing to make with fat quarters is wall hangings. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  55. I use Fat Quarters for Quilts, Purses, and pouches!

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  56. I follow on Bloglovin! shopgirl7232(at)yahoo.com

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  57. Many times I take my fat quarter and cut them up into usable size squares and 2.5" strips. I like eclectic quilts and that way I have plenty of different sizes already cut up for use. Great way to make patchwork quilts fast because everything is already cut and ready to go! shopgirl7232(at)yahoo.com

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  58. I tend to use fat quarter bundles to make quilts.

    QuiltShopGal
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  59. I follow via GFC and Bloglovin.

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  60. I really need to make that sunglasses case.

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  61. I love scrappy quilts of any size so mainly use them to get a good mix of fabrics in most quilts I make.

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  62. I use fat quarters to make doll quilts and I do love those coasters!!!!

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  63. I usually buy fat quarters for small projects or when piecing exchange blocks and I'm not sure it is a fabric that I would love to have lots of leftovers. Looks like a lovely book-thanks for the chance to win!

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  64. Fat quarters are so versatile. I'm a quilter and they are the building blocks for my quilts.

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  65. I've been making a lot of baby quilts lately. Fat quarters are great for these! Thanks

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  66. I use them to make napkins and coin purses.

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  67. My favorite use of a fat quarter is making a small skirt for my bitty little granddaughter!

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  68. I like to make purses with fat quarters but I also use a lot of fq in quilts. Thanks for the great giveaway. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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