It’s Fat Tuesday! Usually when folks think about this day, their minds go to food. But this is a crafty place, so let’s indulge in fat quarter projects! These squares of cotton quilting fabric are the perfect size for smaller sewing projects, and I’ve been cooking up a list of savory patterns that should satisfy your appetite.
Fat quarter projects require little material but can inspire a lot of creativity. Make mini mosaics and turn them into kitchen accessories like a mug rug. This Java Reversible Mug Rug will waken your senses and inspire you to combine lots of colors into one amazing little project. A Lined Patchwork Apron will help you keep tidy while cooking or use another free apron pattern and decorate it with patches.
Adorn yourself in fat quarters by making some delicious fabric accessories. Using just one fat quarter you can create a sweet Quilted Headband. It’s such an easy project that you can create one to match every outfit. And while you’re at it, whip up a Fat Quarter Patchwork Scarf. This little number will get you in the mood for a festive Mardi Gras evening!
If you’re going to be fashionable, you might as well dress up your gadgets and do-dads in cute covers. Use this Armband Pouch to hold your iPod or keys in style while you’re exercising or out on the town. Or make this simple Electronics Cozy which can fit any number of gadgets.
Fat quarters don’t have to be just for small projects. Check out FaveQuilts.com for some amazing free quilt patterns. And don’t let quilting scare you if you’ve never done it. This Plus Quilt is a great beginner project and will let you sample a lot of fat quarters. When it comes to crafting with fat quarters, find what suits your taste. Bon appetite!
What amazing color combination would you choose for a fat quarter project?