Five Fat Quarter Friendly Quilt Patterns

Fat Quarter Bundles are so dang cute, but sometimes we need inspiration about how to use them since smaller cuts of fabric require some strategy. Here are five patterns to check out and a couple of resources about how to find more if you need them!

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Five Fat Quarter Friendly Quilt Patterns with HollyAnne Knight of String & Story

I love fat quarters. Like, a lot. A huge part of my stash is made up of these happy little 18 x 21 inch rectangles because I love having "a little of this and a little of that." The downside, though, is that it can be tricky to know what to do with them, especially if you're wanting to whip up a quilt quickly. These 5 patterns are also wonderful ways to show off bigger prints, so if you have some showy fabric you haven't been able to bear to cut, these could be your answer! 

(Big, chunky piecing not your thing, but you still want to know how to use fat quarters? Stay tuned!)

Dogwood Blossoms by HollyAnne Knight

Dogwood Blossoms (also shown at the top) uses 2 fat quarters per block and comes together quickly for a sweet throw quilt. It is a wonderful opportunity to show off some big prints, too!

The Giant Vintage Star is one large block, making it perfect for your inner modern traditionalist (raising my hand right here). I love Jeni's tip, too, to be sure to starch well to prevent those long seams from stretching as you work. 

Fat Quarter Fizz by The Fat Quarter Shop

The amazing thing about the Fat Quarter Fizz Quilt is that you only need to make 3 cuts on each fat quarter. Plus, you're left with enough fabric from each one to make a lovely scrappy binding at the end and have basically no scraps! Wow! If you're wanting for more quick and easy patterns, Fat Quarter Shop is a great place to look!

The Wild Windows Quilt is another one designed to show off larger prints. I also think it makes a particularly good quilt for a kiddo-- it has that "I spy" quality while still looking classy and coordinated. 

Modern Cogs Quilt by Jen Van Orman

Here's another itch scratcher for your inner modern traditionalist! The Modern Cogs Quilt makes a patchwork cog block nice an big so that it can use up fat quarters and make a proper bed size quilt! It's truly the perfect blend of piecing and pop! This pattern is available via Moda Bake Shop which is another great resource for fat quarter friendly (and all precut friendly) patterns!

Thanks for joining me for some Fat Quarter fun this morning! I hope these patterns inspire you to see the possibilities in that happy fat quarter stash of yours. And, if you're still wondering what to do if chunky piecing isn't your thing? That's okay! On Thursday this week we will be talking about How to Make Any Pattern Scrappy (And love it!), and one of my favorite ways to do that is to use fat quarters. So stay tuned!

Five Fat Quarter Friendly Patterns with HollyAnne Knight of String & Story

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This post is part of the Summer Stash Busting Challenge-- Welcome! Be sure to check out the original post to see the full lineup of content here.