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<p>I seem to have amassed quite a collection of fat quarters.  Any snazzy ideas and/or links to tutorials for things I could make with them?  Christmas is coming up and there's everything from babies to grandparents on the list, so any and all types of pattern ideas are welcome!</p>
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<p>I've made a couple of things with fq's lately - some coffee cozies, and a few ipod/phone/gadget cases that turned out cute. There's just a ton of tutorials out there for stuff like that. Also have used them to make a tiered skirt for my dd (size 2T). Oh, made a couple water bottle holders as gifts... and the owl beanie and softies at this blog - <a href="http://ashbyfamilyblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/easy-owl-pattern-and-tutorial-win-one.html" target="_blank">http://ashbyfamilyblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/easy-owl-pattern-and-tutorial-win-one.html</a></p>
 

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<p>Great ideas - thanks!</p>
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<p>I especially love those owls!  I can think of at least two littlies that will be getting one for xmas... tee hee....</p>
 

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<p>This blog had a whole month of fat quarter goodness :) <a href="http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?cat=38" target="_blank">http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?cat=38</a></p>
 

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<p>I made this quilt using fat quarters (and one big square of calico fabric on the back)...</p>
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<p><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/435871/width/1000/height/800/flags/" target="_blank"><img alt="Fat Quarter Quilt" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="15146" data-type="61" src="http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/15146/width/1000/height/500" style="; width: 1000px; height: 500px"></a></p>
 

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<p>Prudent baby just did a fab tutorial for an apron made from a fat quarter.  Here is the link to the <a href="http://www.prudentbaby.com/2010/09/fat-quarter-apron-tutorial.html" target="_blank">tutorial</a>,  and <a href="http://www.prudentbaby.com/2010/11/fat-quarter-apron-slideshow.html" target="_blank">this link</a> will take you to their post with a slideshow of 100 photos of these aprons, for inspiration for many different ways to make these.</p>
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<p>I made these:</p>
<p><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://cdn.mothering.com/c/cf/cfb60ed0_bubbles1.JPG" target="_blank"><img alt="bubbles1.JPG" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="15255" data-type="61" height="500" src="http://cdn.mothering.com/c/cf/1000x500px-LL-cfb60ed0_bubbles1.JPG" style="; width: 667px; height: 500px;" width="667"></a></p>
<p><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://cdn.mothering.com/0/00/00975251_fqapron2.JPG" target="_blank"><img alt="fqapron2.JPG" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="15256" data-type="61" height="500" src="http://cdn.mothering.com/0/00/1000x500px-LL-00975251_fqapron2.JPG" style="; width: 339px; height: 500px;" width="339"></a></p>
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<p>(That is awesome we can upload pix now!)</p>
 

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<p>There is a free purse tutorial that uses a fat quarter- search for "buttercup bag"</p>
 

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<p>Rice Bags (you can fold in half, cut - then fold each part in half again cut - then fold your piece in half right sides together and serge or stitch, turn, fill with rice and sew closed)</p>
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<p>Gift Bags (fold in half - cut along fold, fold right sides of each piece together, sew up sides leaving top open, turn down - top stitch casing, feed ribbon through - turn and there you go)</p>
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<p>Cloth Napkins - cut into 4 piece - using the same method as above, fold in half (cut along fold), fold each of those pieces in half and cut along fold - will get a 9.5 x 11 inch piece, serge together with another cut and coordinating piece and you have a reversiable set of 4 cloth napkins.</p>
 

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<p>I used up a bit of my fq stash making pocket tissue holders.  They are super easy to whip up.  there are several online tutorials with patterns/pics but you basically cut 1 or 2 (if you wante the inside faced)  6.5 x 7 inch square and you sew up include a pocket tissue pack ($1 store had them in a 8pk)</p>
 
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