February Fat Quarter Love

Through February, in the store, we're having a sale on fat quarters and we're here to tell you that a fat quarter isn't just for quilting. Of course, you can do a Pinterest search and find a million uses for fats, but our customers never fail to amaze us with their creative uses for fat quarters.

First off, if you're not familiar, a fat quarter is a term that is generally used in quilting. It is a measurement that is taken from a yard of fabric that has been cut in half lengthwise and then in half widthwise, thereby dividing the yard into quarters. The approximate size is 18" x 22." This was the more economical way for quilters to get more prints for their dollar.

Here is a list of some of our favorite uses for fat quarters:

  • A simple lunch sack by sewing two together and adding a drawstring casing. 
  • Beeswax food wrappers
  • Continuous Bias Binding
  • Pillows
  • Doll clothing
  • Burp cloths (one side fat quarter/other side cloth diaper)
  • Bibs
  • Zipper pouches—great for cosmetics, coins, pencils & pens, and all kinds of odds and ends.
  • Oven mitts
  • Aprons
  • Coasters
  • Reusable shopping bags
  • Scrunchies!
  • Snack baggies
  • Doggie bandanas!

In the store we have baskets full of different prints. We have Liberty of London cuts (fat eighths and sixteenths—go figure) on sale, as well.