Monday, August 17, 2015

Did You Know?

I have a "did you know" piece of information for my traditional quilting friends. This was shared on Facebook by Ann Marie Brown to the Quiltville's Open Studio page. This is a great way to use up a fat quarter if you don't have anything else you want to do with it. This is particularly useful if you are into making scrap quilts.

If you have a scrap quilt finished, I'd love to see it. Leave a link in your comment!


Lisa Greenbow said...

I would love to see it too. I don't know a fat quarter from a skinny one.

Kathleen Loomis said...

Hmmm -- are these blocks supposed to fit together? Because four 5x5 inch blocks, when seamed, won't be as large as the 10x10 (so you will waste a half inch of the big block) and two 2.5 strips sewed together won't be as wide as the 5x5 blocks, so you will waste a half inch of the 5x5 blocks, which means you will waste another inch of the 10x10 blocks. You'll end up wasting almost 10% of your fabric.

Don't try this at home!!!!!

But I LOVE scrap quilts.

Quilter Beth said...

Kathy, the image is a bit misleading. The entire image actually represents one fabric (one fat quarter), so (to be more clear) the picture should have really been one color. You probably never use precut fabric, so this cutting scheme wouldn't make sense to you. The image is designed for people who like to use "precut" fabric. It is a way for people to cut up and store their extra fat quarters for ready use in quilts (in combination with other fabrics) at a later date. The image wasn't meant to show how to cut and then piece these parts together.

Kathleen Loomis said...

I get the concept, but don't understand why you would want to precut your fabric into sizes that won't go together. Unless you're going to take all the 5 inch blocks and make one quilt, and all the 10 inch blocks and make another one.