Through February, in the store, we're having a sale on fat quarters and we're here to tell you that a fat quarter isn't just for quilting. Of course, you can do a Pinterest search and find a million uses for fats, but our customers never fail to amaze us with their creative uses for fat quarters.
First off, if you're not familiar, a fat quarter is a term that is generally used in quilting. It is a measurement that is taken from a yard of fabric that has been cut in half lengthwise and then in half widthwise, thereby dividing the yard into quarters. The approximate size is 18" x 22." This was the more economical way for quilters to get more prints for their dollar.
Here is a list of some of our favorite uses for fat quarters:
- A simple lunch sack by sewing two together and adding a drawstring casing.
- Beeswax food wrappers
- Continuous Bias Binding
- Doll clothing
- Burp cloths (one side fat quarter/other side cloth diaper)
- Zipper pouches—great for cosmetics, coins, pencils & pens, and all kinds of odds and ends.
- Oven mitts
- Reusable shopping bags
- Snack baggies
- Doggie bandanas!
In the store we have baskets full of different prints. We have Liberty of London cuts (fat eighths and sixteenths—go figure) on sale, as well.