10+ Fantastic Fat Quarter Projects
I love using fat quarters. They are a heck of a lot cheaper than a full yard of fabric and so you can get a bunch and not drop a lot of cash! Plus they don’t leave you with a ton of extra scraps, as much as I love those they take up a lot of space and can get messy. So I have found some more fantastic fat quarter projects for you to try out and I have to tell you I am super excited about them all because they are all super cute and fun!
10+ Fantastic Fat Quarter Projects
What is a fat quarter? How big is a fat quarter?
A fat quarter is a cut of fabric that is much smaller than a full yard. It measures 18″ x 21″. A fat quarter is a nice cut of fabric for smaller projects. You can often get a fat quarter bundle which typically has one cut of each fabric in a fabric line, like THIS bundle from Moda. The newest trend in fat quarter bundles is a curated bundle, like THIS bundle, from Art Gallery Fabrics. These curated bundles are often chosen by the designer themselves from several different lines of fabric. They often have a theme based on color or pattern.
You can also buy individual fat quarters in varying prints and solids, check your local store for sales on fat quarters because you can often get them for a great price! (Get more tips on finding cheap fabric HERE.)
So what does fat quarter mean, it means a smaller cut of fabric that is sold either as a bundle or individually. There are many patterns that call for or are compatible with fat quarters and fat quarter bundles.
Free Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns
Does anyone else love the look of subway tiles as much as I do? With that in mind I made this quilt top using an Art Gallery Fabrics fat quarter bundle and it turned out so fun! It is also a great quilt for beginners to start with because it is very simple and you can do a random pattern which is always easier than planning out a full quilt!
Fat Quarter Patterns
This organizer tutorial is so cute and I love the bright fat quarters that she used! This is helpful in life and is a great weekend project that will result in something super useful. I love a bright fun project!
What a fun skirt, and using fat quarters gives you so many options for the color scheme! This is a great project for using up all those fat quarters that you have been hoarding! Sometimes I grab fat quarters where I love the pattern but I can’t bear to cut them into small pieces. This project allows you to see a lot of the pattern in the fabric which is nice for those that you can’t bring yourself to cut!
I mean seriously, how cute is this? And the donut pull just makes it over the top adorable! There are hardly words for how fun this pouch is! This totally inspires me to start playing with fun little details like zipper pulls and adding embroidery to my pouches!
The kids at my son’s school absolutely love playing with these capes and crowns! They are quite a huge hit! This is a fun project to use those cute novelty kid fabrics that I can never seem to find a use for. It would also be perfect for using up those super hero prints that you might have hanging around.
This one is no-sew which makes it kind of fantastic and also quick and easy to do! This is a fun shabby chic project. I think these would be fun with some vintage fabrics and then hung from the mantle.
Ahh this little softie is so cute and it could double as a pillow! Don’t you love making softies? I love the adorable face details on this cute softie and the raindrop fabric is just too much! I want this pillow!
How cute is this? I love the fabric and I know carrying diapers and wipes around can be a huge pain! I love sewing for kids. This is a great project to give as part of a fun baby shower gift basket. There is nothing more special than a handmade and customized baby gift.
I am totally obsessed with flamingos right now! This pillow is such a great idea and I love all the little pockets. This would be so special to send with a new college freshman to let her know you are thinking of her while she is away studying at school!
I need one of these for right next to my sewing machine! I think the use of the embroidery hoop is genius too!
Seriously could this be any cuter? I think bandanas make great bibs and the rattle is just too cute as well! This would be great with the wipes case above in part of a cute baby shower or new mom gift basket. The arrow fabric is seriously adorable!
3 Gifts from right here on Sew What Alicia!
Ruffled Sunglass Case by Positively Splendid
Fat Quarter Toiletry Bag by She’s Got the Notion
Fat Quarter Oven Mitt from On the Windy Side
Amish Puzzle Ball by Awaiting Ada
Cowl Scarf from Bellapia Designs
Ric Rac Clutch by Jennifer Ladd
Fabric Trays from Craftiness is not Optional
Baby Bonnet by Simple Simon and Company
Changing Pad from Violet Craft
What are you going to make with your fat quarters? Share with me in the comments below.