Fat Quarter

Um, what is a fat quarter, you may ask? Technically a fat quarter is a one-fourth yard cut of fabric that measures approximately 18 x 22 inches. Why would you want fat quarters? They are perfect for quilting and I think my first project will be a thousand pyramids quilt. Dog’s Teeth, Snake Fence, Rail Fence, Chained Lightning, the names are thrilling. Does this sound ambitious? Yes, a little. But I think it will be good practice for cutting precise measurements and sewing straight lines without having to worry about things like sizing, zippers, and the like. Not to mention, since summer never came here in the Bay, many of us already have our sights on Fall, and my current bed linens need some updating – in a very old-fashioned way, of course. Remember that Andrew Wyeth painting? Something just like that. Luckily Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics had a slew of fat quarters, while Piedmont Fabrics was busting with amazing remnants.

2 Responses to “Fat Quarter”
  1. Jerry Smith says:

    You have your sights set on Fall, sites are part of the vast interweb!

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