Fat quarters are a popular choice among quilters, as they offer a versatile and cost-effective way to build a fabric stash. A fat quarter is a cut of fabric that measures 18 inches by 22 inches, and it’s usually sold in bundles of coordinating prints or colors.
Many quilters love to collect fat quarters, but they often struggle to find the perfect pattern that will make the most of their collection. Fortunately, there are many fat quarter friendly patterns available that are designed specifically for this type of fabric. In this blog post, we’ll explore our top 5 favorite fat quarter friendly pattern that you can use to create beautiful quilts.
Julie of Jaybird Quilts is the best at designing patterns that work with pre-cuts, like fat quarters. So it should be no surprise that her pattern is in our top five. A lap size quilt of this pattern takes up 18 fat quarters so it gives you the most bang for you buck in using those fabric pieces. Not to mention Julies patterns are so incredibly well written and easy to follow.
What I love the most about this pattern is that it comes with instructions for two different layouts. You could make one large throw in one layout and then another in the other layout and you could burn through 40 fat quarters! 20 fat quarters for each layout in a large throw. Morgan is another designer that likes to make pattern geared for using up those pre-cuts.
If you have a stash of Fat Quarters that you love and really want to showcase then this pattern is for you. It's a great way to display medium to small prints and create a truly stunning quilt. We couldn't keep these pattern in stock when they first arrived! It is an eye catcher for sure.
This quilt looks great as a completely scrappy quilt or a fully coordinated and curated quilt so you really can't go wrong. It's super trendy right now too so there are plenty of photos on social media of all the versions people have done to help you with picking out your fabrics. It's also another well written pattern.
Lindsay of Pen and Paper Patterns designs a lot of her patterns with a scrappy option in mind to use up those fat quarters. Her latest release is the Book Nook Quilt pattern which is one of my personal favorites. As an avid reader I absolutely love this pattern. Lindsay has great tips and tutorials on Social Media and on her blog as well to help you through her quilts if you need it.
In conclusion, there are many fat quarter friendly patterns available that are perfect for using up your fabric stash. You can see our full list of fat quarter friendly patterns HERE.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced quilter, these patterns are sure to inspire you to create beautiful and unique quilts. So go ahead and start collecting those fat quarters – you’ll be amazed at the beautiful quilts you can create!