Monday, 22 April 2013
Fat quarter (and smaller pieces) project ideas
Don't you love it when things just work out so perfectly? My giveaway winner turned out to be Gaby, which was a bit weird in itself because she was the last commenter on my giveaway post, just 10 minutes before I drew a name. She was comment number 94 and when I asked the random number generator to choose a number between 1 and 94 it gave me... 94. I have to admit, I was pretty pleased that I didn't have to count through the comments to find the winner but really, how bizarre is that? I guess the Random Number Generator really is quite random. Anyway, it got even more crazy because as I clicked over to Gaby's (awesome) blog to find her contact details, I discovered that she is also a Canadian expat married to an Aussie AND she had a recent post that showed these amazing patchwork stars (that she so kindly allowed me to share here) made from some of my fabric! I'd been planning to do a post suggesting ways to use your handprinted fat quarters from the swap (or panels from my shop ; ) and this pic (plus the one of the AMAZING baby sleep sack that Gaby directed me to, also using some of my fabric patchworked for the front) gave me a perfect seque to share both the winner and some ideas! And so here we are...
I was going to trawl through the internet and list a bunch of projects here but as I started to search, I found many people had already done the hard work for me! So instead, here is a list of places where you can find fantastic posts dedicated to tutorials using fat quarters of fabric - there are so many to choose from, you'll be itching to sign up for the next swap (probably around October) just to get your hands on more amazing fabric to use:
25 things to do with fat quarters by Crazy Little Projects
30 fat quarter ideas from Owen's Olivia
Fat quarter projects from Sew, Mama, Sew!
Fabric Scrap Projects by Tipnut
Fat Quarter Gang by Art Gallery Fabrics
Fat Quarter February on Spoonflower's blog
Who's making what?