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« on: August 30, 2005 03:26:46 PM »

I don't know about you guys, but I am fat quarter obsessed!  You know, the cheap little 1/4 yard fabric cuts at JoAnn's?  Anyway, how about a challenge to see what could be made from just one of them??  They could be embellished with beads, zippers, buttons, whatever, just so long as the only fabric for the construction of your item is the one fat quarter.
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2005 11:23:34 AM »

a 10 inch square makes a omiagi crane.  (aka a fat bird pincushion)

is from a book though (Kumiko Sudo, Omiagi) but the ideas are readily modifiable and all take only small portions of cloth.

If I had a camera (or even just access to a camera) I'd post up a picture.

another (just takes 2 fat quarters, one for outside and one for lining) in a fabric Chinese takeout box.  That one I swiped from a sewing box pattern.

{with one of those could do a what fits in a takeout box challenge too}

instant gratification.

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2005 08:08:43 PM »

this is a wonderful idea! I have literally thousands of fat quarters that i inherited from my grandma, and have collected over the years. Something to do with them already! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2005 08:14:45 AM »

Summer before last I got asked to do something for a children's gathering while their parents did a historical recreation battle (an weak but fun attempt at Aguincourt) to keep the kiddoes occupied and out of the way.  I pulled the fish pouch pattern from the book I mentioned before, blew it up on a copier to about three times original size and made a bunch of fishies (no two alike, just because) for the kids to put their treasure hunt loots into.  Was a kick to later see this teeny little five year old boy with the Hogwarts robe he'd won and his green fishie eating dinner.  He'd sat down and patted his fish on the head and ate supper (eat a bit, drinksome kool-aide, pat the fish repeat) was adorable.  Was also as active as I'd seen this particular little boy, he's *painfully* shy.

It's something I'm thinking hard about doing again, just starting earlier this time so there are more than the 16 Ii did before.  Next time I'd like there to be leftover fish to go to a silent auction after all the kids get their pick.

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