Tuesday, September 13, 2011


First, you might ask, "What is a fat quarter?"
      Answer:  It is a piece of fabric.  Take a yard of material and cut it into fourths, one cut from top to bottom an done cut side to side.  That gives you a piece 18"x21".  Compare that to the skinny version that is 9"x42", and you can see why this is called a fat quarter.

Next Question, "What is a Fat Quarter Club?"
     Answer: Friends who like to sew and craft with fabric give each other a challenge.  One member buys the fabric and cuts it into fat quarters.  The fabric is sent out to the other members.  The members work their magic on the fabric, make whatever they wish(adding any other fabric, etc. they wish) take a picture and submit it to the group.  There is a rotation of members buying and sending out the fabric.

Ooooh, "This sounds like a lot of pressure."
       Answer: nope!  You can do whatever you want with the piece.  If you are too busy, you can just email and say, "Pass!"  If you think there is nothing you can do with the fabric, you can use it as a dust rag.  i think it will take us about a month to get everyone's idea back.  That would mean you would only be up to send out fabric every 8 months or so.

But..., "What if I want to drop out?"
     Answer:  No problem.  We will find someone to take your place.  We would like to keep the group at 8, so two yards of fabric would suffice.

Ok, "So how do I submit my picture?"
     Answer:  Just email it to me.  I will try to figure out the best way for all to see them.  You could also upload it to the blog and post the story of your idea with the picture.

Hint:  Start hunting on clearance tables for good finds.  Sometimes you can score a hit for just $2 a yard. Free is always good, too.   I have been given lots of fabric

I hope you have fun with this!!

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