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Fat quarter projects, what do you make?

A few weeks back I had the delightful surprise to win a giveaway, a couple of fat quarters of Sarah Waterhouse’s beautiful fabric. This is the gorgeous packet that dropped through my door.

Sarah Waterhouse Textiles

Sarah Waterhouse Textiles

Sarah makes a range of modern funky designs. Using water based ink in her Sheffield studio she handprints onto organic cotton and hemp fabrics.


To see more of her range, or to treat yourself to one of her kits (rather tempted by the lampshade kits myself)  see her website.

I have to admit to a little bit of pondering (and indecisiveness!) – what to make with this organic hand printed cotton? Regular readers will not be surprised to discover that I made a bag, this time for myself:)

Fat Quarter bag

The Buttercup Bag, is free pattern from Made by Rae, designed for making with one quarter, perfect:)

The pattern was  easy to follow, partly I think because I’ve made a few bags now. I tweaked it here and their, sewing the handles in between the lining and main fabric (rather than attaching on top) to make it more secure.

Fat Quarter Projects

I’m chuffed with the bag, and still have some fabric left in the dusk blue, plus the yellow quarter to make with. Naturally I have started a Pinterest board fat quarter projects.

What do you make with fat quarters? Any great suggestions, I would love to hear them.

Thank you to so many of you who take the time to comment, often weekly, it really encourages me:) And thanks too to Sarah for the fabric, and introducing me to biodegradable packaging, next time I stock up on postage bags I will be buying biodegradable:)


PS As usual, I’m taking part in Handmade Monday, pop over there to see what everyone’s been up to this week.

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Thursday 27th of June 2013

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Wednesday 26th of June 2013

Great job, I LOVE both chevron and tribal prints and this combines both!

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Stone Pit Crafts ~ Dawn

Tuesday 25th of June 2013

I love your bag, very summery as I don't sew I'm not sure what a fat quater is, but it sounds like you had a super win.

Just popped over from Handmade Monday

Wendy Melling

Monday 24th of June 2013

Love the bag, and the fabrics. I usually make something to do with patchwork, but have also made small tote bags and kindle cases. Wendy x


Monday 24th of June 2013

Some lovely fabrics and a great looking bag. I've never made anything with fat quarters before as I tend to buy full metres of fabric instead.

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