Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Big Book of Fat Quarter Quilts

Sixty-six quilt patterns made with fat quarters! I don't know about you, but I have bins of fat quarters in my stash. I pick them up because I like them, or to 'fill out' my stash, or 'just because'.

What is great about this book are the variety of patterns. There is something for everyone. There are Modern quilts in solids, Country quilts, jazzy and mellow quilts, super sized quilt blocks, pieced and appliqued patterns and quilts that combine the two, traditional patterns and updated looks for traditional patterns. There are seasonal and holiday patterns. Sizes include lap quilts, crib quits, bed quilts, and wall hangings.

Each pattern comes with:

  • a full page picture of the finished quilt
  • materials and cutting instructions, some with cutting layout diagrams
  • illustrated step-by-step sewing instructions
  • assembling the quilt top with illustration
  • finishing information link to online downloadable instructions. 

Applique patterns are also downloadable online.

Handy sidebar advice offer hints, such as auditioning prints, color use, chain sewing, and increasing the quilt size.

I like the easy and quick techniques, like a method for making multiple half-square triangle units from two strips of fabrics.

Several Kim Diehl designs caught the attention of my quilt group when I showed them the review ebook. Based on my quilt friend's reactions, I think this book will interest quilters and be useful in quilt libraries.

You can order the book at

I received a free ebook from Martingale through Edelweiss in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

The Big Book of Fat Quarter Quilts
$27.99 paper back
$19.99 ebook

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