Give a cheer for fat quarters – new book from Moda All-Stars!

If you have a few fat quarters in your stash, we have a dozen fresh ways for you to incorporate them into your sewing game. Two, Four, Six, Eight: Fat-Quarter Quilts You’ll Appreciate, the latest book from the Moda All-Star designers, is just the ticket for using this popular precut. Today, Lissa Alexander of Moda Lissa fame is here to tell us how it’s done. Rah, rah, sis-boom-bah!


Give a shout!

Give a cheer!

Grab fat quarters!

Use ‘em here!

Just when you thought your fabric stash was big enough, you find yourself picking up a few more fat quarters (FQs) that you just can’t live without. These 18″ x 21″ pieces of fabric seem to call out from quilt-shop shelves: Pick me! Take me home! You don’t have one just like me.

Yep, we’ve all been there. But sometimes you need just the right pattern to put those FQs to work once they’ve been “on the bench” in your stash for a while. Two, Four, Six, Eight: Fat-Quarter Quilts You’ll Appreciate to the rescue! In the book, you’ll find a dozen new patterns you can use to turn those folded FQs into something super fabulous. Whether you have 2 FQs or 32 FQs, there’s a pattern from a Moda All-Star designer that’s bound to be a game changer.


In addition to the project instructions, you’ll learn fun facts about each of the 12 designers. (We’ve assigned each of them to captain a team.) Can you guess who was named the leader of the Half-Square-Triangle Squad? Or which designer was appointed captain of the Speedy Sewing Squad? And if you’re flying through FQs, use Brenda Riddle’s shopping strategy and add three to six FQs to your stash at a time.

In keeping with our motto of doing good with the Moda All-Stars series of books, royalties for this book will be donated to Special Olympics, an international organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance, and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Through sports, Special Olympics athletes are seeing themselves for their abilities, not disabilities. That’s something we can all cheer for!

∼ Lissa Alexander


Hey, hey, FQ-friendly quilts for the win! Thanks for getting us all fired up and ready to stitch, Lissa.

View more winning projects here—Two, Four, Six, Eight: Fat-Quarter Quilts You’ll Appreciate—then shout it out in the comments: which project will be first to get VIP (Very Important Project) treatment on your to-make list?


86 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I love all the all-star books and this one looks to be a winner too! Not sure which one I’d make first but thanks for the chance to win!

    —Kim White on March 5, 2020
  • I am always looking for new and different bags to make and use. That would be my first project I think!

    —Kathy Brickey on March 5, 2020
  • I would start with the gorgeous picnic quilt. As spring is starting to arrive, I need this quilt to take my grandchildren on picnics. Thanks!

    —Ann West on March 5, 2020
  • I like thé site. And I often buy .

    Micheline Alain on March 5, 2020
  • Have the fat quarters, now I need the book. Would love to win it. Thanks

    Gracie Adams on March 5, 2020
  • The last one (draped over the picnic table) — love the use of flying geese with the straight lines. Great combo of traditional with a clean, modern twist. I’d even go with the same colors. Just love that one!

    —ADK Kate on March 5, 2020
  • i would make the red and white with red work style embroidery.

    —Carolyn Montgomery on March 5, 2020
  • I think this new book looks just great. I have a 24 pack of fat quarters that I would love to make a queen quilt with.

    —Lois on March 5, 2020
  • Looks like a fun book! I would make whatever project uses the most FQ’s because I have a lot of them!

    —Karen D Martin on March 5, 2020
  • I want to make the quilt with all the flying geese.

    —Frances Claassens on March 5, 2020
  • There are 2 I’m especially fond of but since I love making flying geese that would probably be my VIP!

    —Barbara on March 5, 2020
  • I can’t wait to make the half square triangle pattern. I am buying this book today

    —Cheryl Scott on March 5, 2020
  • It would be hard to pick, but I think I would do the baby quilt first. I love birds and that is so cute. Can’t wait to get this book – would love to win!

    —Kimberly P on March 5, 2020
  • Oh man I’d love to make that Be Kind black and cream hanging. Its so striking.

    —Heather Miles on March 5, 2020
  • Love the wall hanging with hearts!

    —Margaret Hynes on March 5, 2020
  • I love the pinwheel bag and sewing machine mat. Perfect for storing sewing supplies.

    —Denise V on March 5, 2020
  • I adore the little sewing machine caddy for the things you constantly cover up and can’t find!

    —Patti McConnell on March 5, 2020
  • Love to incorporate embroidery with quilting so the red & white quilt would probably be my first choice.

    —Leah Pupp on March 5, 2020
  • I love the last one that is draped over the picnic table! V.I.P. for sure!!! Thanks for sharing!

    —Linda Douglas on March 5, 2020
  • There are so many projects to like in this All Stars book – as usual. I am enamored of the X-quadrant HST quilt. It is striking; but I also love embroidery mixed with quilting, and birds, and stars, and (you get the picture). Keeping my fingers crossed! Love that you donate the proceeds to a worthy cause.

    —SandyMay on March 5, 2020
  • So many great patterns to choose from….I would probably do the Fall colored half-square triangle wall hanging first!!

    —Patty F. on March 5, 2020
  • Love the baby quilt! Different pattern and so fresh looking.

    —Rosemary on March 5, 2020
  • I love all the quilts, and particularly HSTs quilts! Thank you for the opportunity to win this book!

    —Carrie on March 5, 2020
  • I love the flying geese quilt in red and greens.

    —Linda Guza on March 5, 2020
  • I would make first the quilt with all the flying geese. I love them. I would not be able to stop there though.

    —Stephanie Woodward on March 5, 2020
  • Fun projects! Love fat quarters-just enough fabric but not too much!

    —Carmen N on March 5, 2020
  • I would make the one on the picnic table first.

    —Christi on March 5, 2020
  • Moda All Stars always are great books. I really love the wall hanging with the hearts. Looks like you could also use it as a tablerunner. Beautiful

    —Geri on March 5, 2020
  • I have a ton of fat quarters. This book looks great. Hard to say which would be the first project

    —sandy on March 5, 2020
  • The Children’s quilt is so cute. I will be a new Grandmother March 16th.I have all ready started on a Baby quilt.

    —Elizajane C. on March 6, 2020
  • The picnic quilt at the end looks fun. I enjoy the All Star books very much and need to add this one to my shelf.

    —debby on March 6, 2020
  • I’ve collected so many fat quarters through the years I could probably start at page 1 and make all the quilts without stopping!

    —Robin on March 6, 2020
  • I love the pillow!

    —Donna on March 6, 2020
  • I am cleaning out my crap room and with so much left over fabrics, I have decided to give away to my guild all scraps smaller than a fat quarter. As this book shows there is so much you can do with them.

    —Ann Rose on March 6, 2020
  • I have so many fat quarters I have collected over the years. I would love a book devoted to projects that utilize them. I like the caddy for use at the sewing machine.

    —Barbara Reifsnider on March 6, 2020
  • I have lots of fat quarter bundles. This would be great to have.

    —Susan Rice on March 6, 2020
  • Love the small HST quilts, that’s my first choice.

    —Susan MacLeod on March 6, 2020
  • My first project would be the half square triangle quilt! I have enough fat quarters to make several!! Thanks for the chance to own this book full of delightful patterns!

    —Trish Probandt on March 6, 2020
  • looks fantastic, the baby quilt would be my first try!

    —shoshana on March 6, 2020
  • This book looks awesome, love the bag and pillow pattern. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Marilyn M on March 6, 2020
  • The red and white quilt is a winner! I have a LOT of red FQs!

    —Cheri Bergeron on March 6, 2020
  • Love, love, love the adorable checkerboard pillow…that is where I would start!

    —Kelly Wenhold on March 6, 2020
  • I love color and love fabrics so this looks like a great way to show off my FQ collection.

    —Teresa C on March 6, 2020
  • I love pinwheel, so the tote would be my first project! All of the patterns are great and at doable sizes, too.

    —Kathryn in Ontario on March 6, 2020
  • I especially like the wall hanging or runner with the hearts.

    —Sharon Browne on March 6, 2020
  • Oh, my, so many pretty projects. Any of them with HSTs are going to be fun to make!

    —Glenna D. on March 6, 2020
  • Love the pillows, but first the baby quilt! Thank you!

    —Carol Porter on March 6, 2020
  • I have lots of fat quarter groups that I would love to make into something. Need the book so I can get started. Thanks

    —Sylvia L on March 6, 2020
  • Oh, happy day not just new clever designs but ones grouped by ow any FQ’s you need!

    —Chris Kachel on March 6, 2020
  • I love them all, but I need that little sewing machine caddy for my new little travel machine.

    —Sue on March 6, 2020
  • Fat quarters, my favorite buy. If you don’t use all of it there are pieces left over for scrappy projects. Just bought some fq’s for a baby quilt but may change my pattern when I get this book. I believe LHB is the HST captain.

    Jan on March 6, 2020
  • So many great choices! I think it would take me a long while looking through the book to figure out which project I want to make first!

    —Maria on March 6, 2020
  • Love the tote and the simple embroidery squares. Would be fun to win.

    Barb H. on March 6, 2020
  • VIP project would be the "Be Kind" embroidery mixed with quilting wall hanging! Would like to win the All Stars Book. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Twyla on March 6, 2020
  • This is tough because there are so many cute ones! Perhaps the little birdie quilt…or the bag….or….hmmm…:)

    —Christine Elkin on March 6, 2020
  • Fat quarter are my obsession! My favorite project at a glance is the quilt on the couch with popcorn and lemonade. Perfect for movie time, I love that your donating to special olympics. Thank you.

    —Cindy Petersen on March 6, 2020
  • My favorite is the pinwheel bag followed by the sewing machine pockets. Also like others. Thanks.

    —Louise M. on March 6, 2020
  • I love 2 color quilts. That would be my first choice. Also, the half square triangle wall hanging is calling me. Great book.

    —CarolG on March 6, 2020
  • Love them all, likely would make the baby quilt first and the pillow cover next.

    —Sharon on March 6, 2020
  • This looks like another fabulous book by Lissa! I think the first project I would make is the charming pillow on the cover. What a nice gift it would make!

    —Darlene L. on March 6, 2020
  • The two color wall hanging caught my eye. The blacks and neutrals with appliqued flowers are just perfect. Love it.

    —Cindy on March 6, 2020
  • Beautiful! Love the heart wall hanging and the blue and white appliqué wall hanging.

    —usairdoll on March 6, 2020
  • I’m always in need of a quick gift. Love the totes and pillows which I could make quickly for a special present.

    —MARY M SMITH on March 6, 2020
  • I love the red and white quilt and pillow

    —Lisa on March 6, 2020
  • I think I would have to make the "Be Kind" wall hanging first. I like the combination of piecing and applique together.

    —Anne on March 6, 2020
  • I love the big block quilt on the cover. It would make a fast quilt any size. Especially for Linus children quilts.

    —Linda Christianson on March 6, 2020
  • That red and white quilt with the embroidery is a blend of new and old., so pretty and not too bis so could be completed fairly quickly.

    —Nan Hobbs on March 6, 2020
  • I rather like the tote bag with flying windmills.

    —Barbara Ann Jones on March 6, 2020
  • love the bag!

    —Kim on March 6, 2020
  • I have several baby quilts to create. these look wonderful

    —Sue on March 6, 2020
  • The sewing machine pocket/pouch project is one I need to do!

    —Marcia Burt on March 6, 2020
  • the Moda All Stars just are the nuts, how they keep up I don’t have a clue, love all the patterns just don’t think i’ll live long enough to finish all of what I love doing thanks

    —bobbie rumler on March 6, 2020
  • Right now it is two VIP quilts which are both for events in August. One is a 50th anniversary quilt for long-time college friends. The second one is a wedding present for a family member. Both are very important and both are in August so if I don’t get it done, I have no excuse. Both of them are in progress so just as long as I focus on those two, I will get it done, fingers crossed.

    —Linda Nakamura on March 6, 2020
  • The baby quilt with the little bird is so cute! I love the inspiration from these moda all star books.

    —Lisa England on March 6, 2020
  • The crb quilt with the houses and birds looks adorable. I’d start there.💕🐦

    —Sue on March 6, 2020
  • Many thanks for the chance to obtain this great book.
    I make charity quilts for kiddies and anyone who needs one,
    the patterns will be well used in making quilts for the bushfire victims ,here in eastern Australia

    Bernadette Thompson on March 6, 2020
  • The quilt with the red, yellow, orange, and purple HSTs, with the black accents keeps catching my eye every time I see the quilts from this book. It would look so "at home" in my house.

    —Beth T. on March 6, 2020
  • The pink, orange, and blue triangles.

    —Linda Towers on March 7, 2020
  • I love the baby quilt. I’d make it up with sweet baby print fabrics. It would make any child smile!

    —Sharon on March 7, 2020
  • I really like all the projects in this book. The first one I would make would be the cute pillow.

    —Renea on March 7, 2020
  • I like the looks of the quilt on the picnic table. Although I like most of the projects in the book, and Special Olympics is a love of mine, so I’ll definitely be getting this book. 🥰

    —Cindy Dahlgren on March 7, 2020
  • Love this new book. I need a unique baby quilt right now, so would mae the little bird on the post with the banners at the top.

    —Karen Bryant on March 7, 2020
  • Looks like a great book love the baby quilt and the totes this book has a lot to offer to enjoy making and giving away the projects thanks

    —irene indelicato on March 8, 2020
  • I love both of the table runners (the one with hearts is on a wall)! I love projects that offer a little bit of immediate gratification!

    —Teri Gailey on March 8, 2020
  • I love the baby quilt and would love to do that. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

    —Martha Followill on March 11, 2020
  • I think I would do the baby quilt first.

    —Stephanie Woodward on March 15, 2020

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