Spoonflower’s regular sale on fat quarters is here until Thursday. This is a great time to get custom printed fabric for small projects!
If you don’t know what a fat quarter is, it’s a cut of fabric that is half the width of the fabric wide and 1/2 yard tall. If you put four of them together, you’d get a full yard. But it’s not called “1/4 yard” because that term refers to a cut 1/4 yard tall and the full width of the fabric. A fat quarter is twice as wide as a normal 1/4 yard cut, hence “fat”. The Spruce has a diagram and longer explanation, if you’re interested.
A fat quarter is the perfect amount of fabric for plush toys or small bags. Spoonflower has a ton of scale or fur prints that would look great on a plush. You could make a Beatrix the Bunny from a fat quarter! I got the two fabrics above in Spoonflower’s last BOGO sale in order to make dragon plushies from a pattern I am still working on.
You could also get fun geeky prints and make a new dice bag. The Dragon Chow Dice Bag pattern uses two fat quarters to make a reversible dice bag. It’s a great project that doesn’t take much time to make something fun.
What are you making with fat quarters?