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Fun with Fat Quarters


Sewing guru Wendy Gardiner brings you this comprehensive guide to sewing with fat quarters. Delve into a brilliant techniques section, guiding you through a variety of essential techniques, from inserting a zip and sewing buttonholes to creating patchwork. Each is fully explained and combined with easy-to-follow step-by-step photography.

Once you have brushed up on your sewing skills it's time to get sewing. Choose from 15 inspiring projects: from doorstops and drawstring bags to tablemats, aprons and cushions. Each fun fat-quarter project contains colourful photographs, instructive hand-drawn illustrations and a stash of handy hints and tips. Whether you have treated yourself to a fat quarter bundle or are using up leftover fabric, there is a project for you. Full-size traceable templates are supplied at the back of the book.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
What is a fat quarter? 8
Materials 10
Tools 12
Techniques 16

Fabulous flowers 42
Drawstring bags 46
Reversible bag 48
Quilted Cosmetic bag 50
Doorstop 54
Party clutch 58
Retro mini-pinny 62
Diamond-star mat 66
Al fresco placemat 68
Tucked and stitched pillow 72
Disappearing nine-patch bag 76
Draught excluder 80
Pillow with piping 82
Baby playmat 86
Pretty pinafore 90

Templates 94
Index 96