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30+ Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns


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Over 30 free fat quarter quilt patterns, tutorials, and sewing projects gathered from all over the web that can help you make use of those fat quarters you been accumulating in your fabric stash.

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Here you'll find a variety of quilt designs from traditional to modern, quilts simple and easy enough for a beginner to sew (or that can make a quick project for an experienced quilter) and more complex designs for the more advanced quilter.

And in case you're not familiar with the term "fat quarter," it's a rectangle of fabric that measures approximately 18 x 22 inches. In other words, it's a yard of 44 inch wide quilting fabric cut into quarters.

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And this is what makes the fat quarter pre-cut so versatile - its wide shape and large size. You can cut a fat quarter into just a couple of shapes (which can be great for showcasing a larger print) or into many smaller rectangles, squares, or triangles, similar in size to a jelly roll or charm pre-cut.

And fat quarters are usually sold in bundles, giving you one of each print from a particular fabric line. Therefore, a fat quarter bundle can be a great way to sample all of the fabrics from a line without committing yourself to buying yardage. Plus, because the fabrics come from the same line, they'll automatically coordinate, saving you the trouble of trying to match colors and patterns.

If you choose to pre-wash your fat quarters (some quilters do this to either get rid of the sizing in the fabric, to prevent shrinkage of their finished quilt, or to help prevent color bleeding), just make sure to pink or clip the edges of your fabric prior to washing to prevent fraying. It's possible for a pre-cut section of fabric to fray so much during washing that you lose a significant amount of fabric and end up with pieces that are no longer large enough for your project.

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Also, this page may contain affiliate links, which means I may make a commission if you purchase something from one of these websites (but the patterns linked to should be free).


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Free Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns

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