Fabric: Buying Bundles
One of my favorite things about quilting is all the amazing fabrics that you get to use at once. I think it's probably what pulls many people into this delightful hobby. And it seems to me that there are just more and more amazingly talented fabric designers emerging every day!
Everyone seems to have their own favorites....from reproduction prints to fresh and modern designs (who would think octopi on fabric could be cute?! but it is!). I feel myself sandwiched between a lot of these, but not necessarily all. But if a good, curated bundle pops up that combines favorites in a fresh and unique way, I can rarely resist. Especially right now when I can't get into my favorite LQS as easily to mix and match on my own.
Enter the dilemma.
Now I've purchased a bundle I just couldn't resist but LOVE, but I don't know what to do with it! This happens to me all the time! So I thought I'd sort through my own patterns and see which are fat quarter friendly for quick and easy access.
Throw Size Quilts
- Iris: 9 FQs
- Agnes: Square Throw-16 FQs; Large Throw-20 FQs
- Ebb and Flow: 13 FQs for all sizes except bed!
- Lottie: 18 FQs
- Eloise: Square Throw- 16 FQs; Large Throw-20 FQs
- Madeline: Square Throw-9 FQs; Rectangular Throw-11 FQs
- Ramona: 18 FQs
- Courthouse Steps (from Heritage Series): 16 FQs
- Maggie Pearl: 14 FQs
- Shoefly: 13 FQs
For most of these, you can reduce the number of colors/prints you need by half and use 1/2 yd instead if you'd like!
I love making patterns that are FQ-friendly because it's oftentimes what I impulse buy, so I'm sure there will be more in the future!