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Fat Quarter Collection

Fat Quarter Collection

The team behind Simply Sewing magazine bring you 52 fantastic projects to make from fat quarters of fabric. Find full-size templates to make homewares, gifts, accessories, wearables, toys and more!

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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fat quarter collection

Oh, the humble fat quarter - we salute you! You’re the perfect size to make all sorts of gifts, homewares and accessories - and, what’s best, you’re super-afforable too. From infinity scarves and clutch bags to baby gifts and plushie toys, the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re a newbie sewist or a seasoned pro, you’re going to be spoilt for choice with this specially-curated selection of projects from the makers of Simply Sewing magazine. Now you just need to hit the shops to buy your stash (see page 30). Because you can never have too much fabric, right?…

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fat quarters

JOIN THE CLUB “It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been sewing for, chances are you’ve heard of a fat quarter. If you’re anything like me you’ll have a cupboard full of them! Perhaps it’s the joy I get when I’m shopping for them, flicking through colourful rows of neatly-folded fat quarters and plucking out whatever takes my fancy. Or, maybe it’s that I know it’s the perfect size not to take up too much space in my fabric cupboard (not that there’s any space left in there at all, of course!). What’s best, buying fat quarters means that I can get my mitts on all the new fabric launches from top designers without having to invest in buying whole metres. Whatever you like to sew, chances are that a fat quarter will be just…

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feminine touch

NOTEBOOKS YOU WILL NEED (Large notebook) ▪ Outer Fabric: 26x46cm (11x18in) ▪ Lining Fabric: 26x46cm (11x18in) ▪ Wadding: 26x46cm (11x18in ▪ Narrow elastic: 30cm (12in) ▪ A5 notebook ▪ Matching sewing thread (Small notebook) ▪ Outer Fabric: 20x37cm (8x15in) ▪ Lining fabric: 20x37cm (8x15in) ▪ Wadding: 20x37cm (8x15in) ▪ Narrow elastic: 25cm (10in) ▪ A6 notebook ▪ Matching sewing thread FABRICS USED The print fabrics used are from First Light by Eloise Renouf for Cloud 9. For stockists visit www.hantex.co.uk/cloud9 Leaf Line Up in pink. Quilters weight cotton ref: C9FL134205 Branch in citron. Quilters weight cotton ref: C9FL134504 Leaf Sampler in pink. Quilters weight cotton ref: C9FL134105 The plain fabrics used are Kona cotton solids. Buy online from www.thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk Graphite ref: K295 B Bubble gum ref: K2261 Curry ref: K1677 NOTES Use a 1.5cm (⅝in) seam allowance throughout and press all seams open as you go. Designer Rebecca says: “Pretty notebook covers make really great gifts. Try stitching…

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sunny-side up

YOU WILL NEED ▪ Main fabric: 29x46cm (11½x18in) ▪ Contrast fabric: 18x46cm (7x18in) ▪ Wadding: 41x23cm (16x9in) ▪ Basic sewing kit ▪ Matching sewing thread MATERIALS USED Yoyogi Park by Skinny laMinx for Cloud9. www.hantex.co.uk/cloud9 Shrubbery in gold, ref: C9YP132018 Shrubbery in grey, ref: C9YP132050 Shrubbery in turquoise, ref: C9YP132003 Tokyo Trees in turquoise, ref: C9YP131803 Tokyo Trees in green, ref: C9YP131814 Tokyo Trees in gold, ref: C9YP13181 Sew Simple insulating wadding. For stockists, visit www.eqsuk.com MEASUREMENTS The finished pot holder measures 20x20cm (8x8in). NOTES Use a 1.5cm (⅝in) seam allowance, unless otherwise stated. Designer Rebecca says: “Pot holders are so handy to have in your home! Not only are they the perfect fize for stacking in a kitchen drawer (withing easy reach), but they make pretty little mats for placing hot dishes on the table, too. Make as gifts for friends moving house, or sew a set to…

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let’s paint!

YOU WILL NEED ▪ 1 fat quarter ▪ Double-fold bias binding: 2cm (¾in) width x 4m (4½yd) ▪ Basic sewing kit NOTES Use a 1cm (⅝in) seam allowance. FABRIC USED Sun from the Rain or Shine collection by Stephanie Thannhauser for Dashwood Studio. Available from www.purple-stitches.com Designer Jennie says: “This is a great gift for any budding young chef – it will fit a child of 3-4 years old, although it could easily be adjusted to fit an older child. I’ve used a lightweight cotton, but this will work equally well with oilcloth, too.” CUTTING OUT THE APRON Step one Fold your fat quarter in half with wrong sides (WS) together to make a rectangle measuring 50x20cm (20x8in). Step two On the top edge opposite the fold, draw a curve starting 10cm (4in) along from the fold at the top and finishing…

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colour pop

YOU WILL NEED ▪ 1 fat quarter ▪ Mini pom poms ▪ Double fold bias binding: 2.5cm (1in) width x 2m (2¼ yd) ▪ Stranded cotton: to contrast with the pom poms ▪ Basic sewing kit NOTES ▪ Find the template needed to make this project on page 109. ▪ Use a 1cm (⅜in) seam allowance throughout. FABRICS USED Mini Crayon from Secret Garden by Dashwood Studio, from www.purple-stitches.com Designer Jenny says: “These flags have been precisely measured so you can make ten little flags from one fat quarter of fabric.” MAKING THE BUNTING FLAGS Step one Fold your fat quarter in half lengthways with wrong sides (WS) together and then in lengthways again. Cut through the folds to make four equal strips. Step two Trace around the bunting template, pin it to your fabric strips and cut around it to make 20 bunting…

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