Fat Quarters : Small Fabrics, More Than 50 Big Ideas
This title features 50 quick, easy ideas for upcycling fat quarters into a variety of pretty patchwork goodies. Cute and diverse, projects include toys, homeware, clothing and gifts. It comes from prolific author Amanda Carestio. What's a fat quarter? A lovely 18 X 22 inch bit of fabric that's often just languishing in a stitcher's stash. But with this creative collection, those bits of material can be transformed into a variety of wonderful things. Take one fat quarter and you can make a bowl cover or fabric flower. Take two coordinating quarters and you've got a boho bag or patchwork frame. You'll be amazed at how far they can go - and when you've finished making these baskets, blankets, quilts and curtains, you may even need to buy more!
- Paperback | 180 pages
- 204 x 204 x 12.95mm | 503.49g
- 17 Mar 2015
- Lark Books,U.S.
- Asheville, United States
- full colour throughout, includes photographs, includes patterns
"A fat quarter is a piece of fabric measuring 18 x 22 inches. The cut is popular with quilters--but you can make a lot more than quilts from fat quarters. The projects in this book demonstrate the versatility of these humble rectangles of fabric, showing ways to mix and match favorite prints to create a number of lively designs ideal for gifts--or for selfish sewing. The projects are sorted into six different themes (baby and kids, bags, quilts and pillows, home decor, wearables, and give and use), and each theme contains a variety of large and small projects with a fat-quarter focus. A variety of techniques are represented, including hand embroidery and fusible appliqu . Most of the projects are simple enough for beginners. Each project clearly states how many fat quarters are needed. The quantities range from one (for smaller projects) to 30-plus (for lap quilts). . . . this one is a hit. There's something for every sewist and plenty of ideas here to help utilize small amounts of cherished fabrics." --Library Journal
About Lark Crafts
Amanda Carestio is a young indie crafter of note in Asheville, North Carolina. She blogs at www.digsandbean.blogspot.com and sells her crafts at her digsandbeans Etsy shop. More of Amanda's creations can be found in Stash Happy: Felt (9781600599255), Wee Felt Worlds (9781454703938), Heart-Felt Holidays (9781454702818), Never Been Stitched (9781454704218), Felt-o-ween (9781454708513) and Fa La la La Felt (9781600596155).