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Things to Make with Fat Quarters

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Fat quarters have to be the most versatile fabrics around. You don’t need to be an expert quilter to have fun with fat quarters either. Purses, scarves, plushies, you name it ~ fat quarters are perfect for all sorts of sewing.

Below I’m sharing some of my favorite fat quarter projects, plus a few that I’ve found around the web.

Fat Quarters are ideal for small sewing projects. All you need are a few fat quarters and the ability to sew a straight stitch. Check out these easy DIY Sewing Projects made from fat quarters.

From the vaults of The Seasoned Homemaker:

1. Quilted Coasters

Fat Quarters are ideal for small sewing projects. All you need are a few fat quarters and the ability to sew a straight stitch. Check out these easy DIY Sewing Projects made from fat quarters.

2. Passport Holder

Fat Quarters are ideal for small sewing projects. All you need are a few fat quarters and the ability to sew a straight stitch. Check out these easy DIY Sewing Projects made from fat quarters.

3. Modern Quilted Table Runner

Fat Quarters are ideal for small sewing projects. All you need are a few fat quarters and the ability to sew a straight stitch. Check out these easy DIY Sewing Projects made from fat quarters.


4. Pom Pom Napkins with Mitered Corners

Fat Quarters are ideal for small sewing projects. All you need are a few fat quarters and the ability to sew a straight stitch. Check out these easy DIY Sewing Projects made from fat quarters.

5. Zippered Box Pouch

Fat Quarters are ideal for small sewing projects. All you need are a few fat quarters and the ability to sew a straight stitch. Check out these easy DIY Sewing Projects made from fat quarters.

Fat Quarter Ideas from Around the Web:

6. Origami Bento Bag 

7. Myrtle the Turtle

8. Simple Zippered Pouches

9. No-Sew Pillow Cover

10. Drawstring Backpack 

Bonus Idea: Fat Quarters are Ideal for all sorts of Appliqué

Fat Quarters are ideal for small sewing projects. All you need are a few fat quarters and the ability to sew a straight stitch. Check out these easy DIY Sewing Projects made from fat quarters.

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89 Comments

  1. The no sew pillows look gorgeous. Would make an ideal gift for any number of people who I know. Time to start stashing away some Christmas gifts.

  2. I love the little pillow covers…quick and easy! I’d certainly make several. It can change up a room pretty quickly!! Have an especially blessed day!!

  3. I am making fat quarter drawstring bags to go in the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child shoeboxes and I’d make some adorable Myrtle the Turtles!

  4. I would use the fat quarters for my granddaughters. I have 4 and am teaching them how to sew. Love these ideas!

  5. I love the idea to use them for applique. My dinning room chairs need to be recovered. The fat quarters will provided just enough of a “pop” for some plain fabric I already have.

  6. I would enjoy making a cute quilted table runner using the fat quarters. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  7. I use fat quarters to make reversible half aprons for gifts in favorite colors, prints, or holiday prints to friends, family, and church fund raisers. The aprons are quick and easy to construct, fun to sew, and are appreciated by the receiver.

  8. I tried to leave a comment for the fat quarter bundle, but the site wouldn’t allow me to write a comment there. Anyway, I love the little zippered bags as they can be made in so many different sizes and so many potential uses!

  9. I keep telling my daughter that I need (I.e. she needs to make…) a table runner, and a runner for the counter. We’ve never worked with FQ before! Thanks for the opportunity. 🙂

  10. I need cloth napkins . . badly! So, with this lovely bundle, I will make double sided napkins with mitered corners! Can’t wait!

  11. I will make the passport holder and a couple glasses cases. All these projects look like fun so if there is enough fabric, I’d then make a bi-fold wallet.

  12. Ive signed up for a Mini Quilt Swap and would love to use this, my partner loves these! Thank You!!!

  13. Good Morning…….cute fabrics!!! Ummm..I would make some adorable pillows!!!! Thanks for the fun
    give-away……cheers, Valerie 🙂

  14. I would make travel makeup bags for friends as gifts, desperately needed eyeglass case, borders for pillow cases I am making. Two ended pot holder I make. I love this collection of hers.

  15. My husband and I received quilted coasters for our wedding and they’re all we ever use! Now our daughters like to play/chew on then so I’ve been wanting to make more. 🙂

  16. The turtle is adorable! A perfect pin cushion! I’m going to try making one. Thanks for the great website and ideas.

  17. I really like the modern table runner and the other projects always are some I can come and look at again and again. fat quarters are truly versatile.

  18. I really like the eyeglass case. And the turtle. Sewing up a new purse is really high on my list though.

  19. Gorgeous fabrics! I’d like to try the small wallet and the no-sew pillows are a non brainier! Thanks for the opportunity!

  20. I would like to make the modern quilted table runner as well as the quilted coasters. I’ve been dying to get into quilting and I feel like these 2 projects would be a perfect intro!

  21. I’d like to try quite a few of the things you have listed…eyeglass case, coaster or mug rugs, tote, zippered pouches…baby bibs. Too many to keep naming! Thank you for this… Always love your blog posts!

  22. I am going to make some Quarterfoil blocks and make a runner, wall hanging, eye glass case, and origami bag!! Can’t wait to win this giveaway!!!
    Thank you so much!!!

  23. My fat quarter collection is declining. In the past few weeks, I have made 10 zippered bags, a table topper and pockets for a tote. I keeping seeing more bag patterns I would like to try, so if I won this bundle, I would try some of the new patterns I have found.

  24. I’ve been wanting to make some washable/re-usable utensil pouches that will keep my used utensils from soiling my lunch tote when I bring my lunch to work. That way I won’t have to rely on one use disposable resources such as paper towels or plastic bags.

  25. I would make more of those adorable zipper box pouches! I’ve made two so far and they are so cute! I’d also like to make some of the quilted coasters.

  26. So many good ideas. I’d make the wallet and glasses holder for sure. The table runner is lovely too. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway.

  27. I think I’m going to make an eyeglass case, or else the origami bag. I love that! Thanks for the chance.

  28. Does the rafflecopter work by leaving a comment? I keep seeing them (the spinning copter) and can’t figure it out.

    I plan to make the zippered pouch, and the Fun fabric would be fun!

  29. I’ve been going crazy making the One Hour Basket for family and friends . . . and they are fat quarter friendly!

  30. I think I would make a quilt with that bundle. It’s such a fun, happy group of fabrics, I’d like to spread them around with lots of white.

  31. I would make a something to put in the middle of my table. It begs for something cute and quilted!

  32. I’ve got a bunch of Cotton+Steel Christmas fabric that I need to start finding projects for! That table runner might be a great start!

  33. I am in love with the sweet turtles! I have some mommy friends whose kiddos would adore a turtle of their own!!

  34. I love to experiment by making all different kinds of things. I will use the fat quarters to make the no sew pillows,

    zippered pouches and coasters.

  35. These are all great ideas! I know I’m thinking the Bento bag, or those cute turtles for the kiddos would be tons of fun. Then, of course there are the other practical items, like a new wallet for me or a table runner for someone else. Maybe I should pick up some fat quarters next time we’re at the fabric store and do some experimenting! 🙂

  36. I was looking for an idea for a quick and easy coaster project and voila!….. you provided it for me. Thanks a bunch.

  37. I would like to try the Zippered box bag pattern and so happy you have provided it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. I’m a master quilter—in my head! I watch video tutorials and read blogs/newsletters, and I dream of creating beautiful things using these pre-cuts, but have never had the guts to actually do it. This would be the perfect incentive to walk away from the computer and let my imagination create! Even if I don’t win, I love your emails. Thank you!

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