Sew it, shrink it! Ten quilts to reduce your fat-quarter stash

fat-quarter bundleWe know, we know . . . you see a fat quarter you love and you simply MUST have it. Never mind all the other fat-quarter singles (and bundles with their pretty ties and tags) you already have at home!

Sometimes a fat quarter is so perfect, folded just so, prints a-peeking, that we just want to keep it as is forever. But for those OTHER fat quarters—it’s time to slice ’em up and sew ’em!

Can’t make up your mind what you’d like to make with that bundle or stack? Today we’re here as your best fat-quarter friend (BFQF) to help you enjoy your fat quarters—in quilts! Our fat-quarter quilt-pattern books abound, and we’ve selected 10 extraordinary quilts for you to try.

How about this single-block sensation?

The Ties That Bind quilt
The Ties That Bind from
Easy Quilts from Precut Fabrics (fat quarters needed: 35)

This quilt’s perfect for a coordinated precut bundle:

Four Sisters quilt
Four Sisters from
Easy Quilts from Precut Fabrics (fat quarters needed: 16)

Someone you love would adore getting this fat-quarter quilt from you!

Heart's Desire quilt
Heart’s Desire from
12-Pack Quilts (fat quarters needed: 12, of course!)

Here’s a traditional beauty to try (and no triangles):

Classic Mosaic quilt
Classic Mosaic from
Stashtastic! (fat quarters needed: 22)

Got a superstar in your life? Make them a super-starry quilt!

How They Shine quilt
How They Shine from
Fat-Quarter Favorites (fat quarters needed: 20)

Reproduction-fabric lovers, this is your jam:

Triangle Surprise quilt
Triangle Surprise from
Scrappy Fat Quarter Quilts (fat quarters needed: 34)

Got lots of single fat quarters? Put them to beautiful use in this cozy quilt:

Triple Four Patch quilt
Triple Four Patch from
Scrappy Fat Quarter Quilts (fat quarters needed: 28)

Batik fat quarters were made to live in this quilt!

Caribbean Cooler quilt
Caribbean Cooler from
Fat-Quarter Quickies (fat quarters needed: 30)

Does red pop up a lot in your stash? Make a red quilt to remember:

Rugby Stars quilt
Rugby Stars from
A Cut Above (fat quarters needed: 24)

Does your eye gravitate to neutral-toned fat quarters? Gather them now for this scrappy little number:

Moonlight quilt
Moonlight from
A Cut Above (fat quarters needed: 21)

The Big Book of Fat-Quarter QuiltsStill not sure if you’re ready to cut into your fat-quarter stash? We have the be-all and end-all solution—The Big Book of Fat-Quarter Quilts! With 66 fat-quarter quilt patterns to choose from, you’ll always have loads of choices nearby for whenever inspiration strikes.

How many fat quarters are patiently waiting for you to work your magic?

  • 1 to 10
  • 11 to 20
  • 21 to 50
  • Let’s just say waaaay more than that!

Tell us in the comments!

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