Fat Tuesday

Today is Fat Tuesday…..that means lots of your favorite quilt shops will have fat quarters of fabric on SALE. You really must stock up and start making great quilts! My Carpenter’s Star pattern is perfect! Just look at what you can do with 8 Fat Quarters and 3 1/2 yards of background/border fabric.

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If you need a little help arranging the fabrics, here are a few hints.
Arrange the fat quarters in a circle with about the same amount of each fabric showing. Look at the fabrics through a reducing glass, camera lens or just squint your eyes. I use a peep hole insert from the hardware store. If something looks too light or dark or wrong in any way just rearrange the fat quarters.

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Once you have the fat quarters arranged in a pleasing manner, open the circle in any place. Number the fabrics 1 – 8 and make the sample page for the pattern.

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Follow the pattern instructions to make the center of the quilt. On this sample quilt I made the scrappy border 1/2 the size called for, left off the small border and used the same background fabric for the outside border.
My quilter, JoLynn Oneil quilted it with very modern designs.

I love it! You can get the pattern here
http://www.calicocarriage.com

Share this blog with all your friends who love fat quarters!

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About Debbie Maddy

I am a quilt designer, fabric designer, author, lecturer and international traveling teacher. I love sewing, quilt making, jewelry making, fabric dyeing, cooking and traveling to teach. I especially like meeting new people ..... Seeing old friends.
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