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Comic Strip Quilt by Lynne Goldsworthy


Not sure what to make with a layer cake of motif / novelty fabric? Make your own comic strip quilt.

Koenigskind Quilt by Ulrike Kittel


Re-create a castle atmosphere in your house with this fabulous quilt with its turrets, shuttered windows and jester’s diamonds.

Pre Cuts by John Adams and Katy Jones


What are pre-cuts? How did they come about? John and Katy talk to Lissa Alexander (Moda) and Allie Heath (Kaufman) to find out more.

Bookworm Quilt


by Charlie Scott & Ryan Walsh of Patchwork Squared Snuggle up and read your favourite book with this quilt made from 2 charm packs.

X Marks the Spot by Kelly Lautenbach


In the mood to give your room a makeover? Grab your favourite charm pack and whip up a pillow or two!


Designer Challenge - Charm Packs

Lots of block ideas for charm packs. Maybe we’ll inspire you for your next bee! Tutorials from Elena Rodriguez, Kate Henderson, Jules Relish, Lee Heinrich and Tacha Bruecher.

Confetti by John Adams


A fast and easy pattern that makes the most of your favourite charm packs.

A Little Curtsy Goes a Long Way


by June Jessie Dress up your sewing projects with this cute little girl hand embroidery design.

Blocktangles by Karrielyne Winters


Grab your favourite jelly roll and get snipping to make this fabulous quilt.

Book Review: How to Teach Art and Craft p52 by John Adams Thinking of teaching classes and not sure how to go about it? This could be the book for you.

Constellation by Katy Jones


Use charm packs to scatter stars over a solid background and create your own constellation.

Modern Madness 2011 by John Adams How did your favourite fabric lines do in our Modern Madness Tournament? Did you predict the big winner?


Calypso Web Quilt by Cara Cesarnik


This quilt is a striking twist of the spiderweb design.

Win it to be In It - The Competition


Find out more about the winners of our first Reader’s Competition.

3 Fat Quarter Scrap Bucket by Nova Flitter


Need a way to control your ever growing scraps? How about an embroidered scrap bucket?

Circa 50 by Kelly Speakman


Looking for a pattern that makes the most of your favourite fat quarters? Look no further than this chevron inspired quilt that doesn’t waste even the tiniest of scraps.

Festival of Quilts - Birmingham, UK 2011 Fat Quarterly will be at the August 2011 Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK. Come and see us!


Comic Strip Quilt By Lynne Goldsworthy

Koenigskind (Royal Child) By Ulrike Kittel

Finished Size: 43“x 55“ What you will need Of the Lizzy House Castle Peeps fabric collection: ½ yard Castle Flags Royal Blue ½ yard Castle Fortress Royal Blue ½ yard Castle Town Royal Blue ½ yard Castle Flourishes Royal Blue ½ yard Castle Flourishes Cardinal Red ½ yard Castle Peeps (Villagers) Royal Blue 1 Fat Quarter Castle Heraldry Cardinal Red 1 Fat Quarter Castle Heraldry Royal Blue

Solids: 1 ½ yards dark blue fabric ½ yard light grey (I used Kona Ash) ¼ yard medium grey (I used Robert Kaufman Pure Organic Steel) ¼ yard light yellow (I used Kona Banana) ¼ Yard light blue (I used Kona Blueberry) 2 ½ yards background fabric

I just love Lizzy House fabric and when I saw the Castle Peeps fabric line, I had to turn it into a quilt. I thought of what it must be like to live in a castle and the different perspectives are shown in the quilt: From faraway, you can see the castle landscape. When you are inside the castle, you can have a look outside the windows and see the hustle and bustle of castle life. And the diamond pattern is what I imagine a cloak of the king’s jester to look like.

“This quilt can easily be made larger or smaller by adding or subtracting blocks. We think the blocks look like library cards, so we named the quilt, Bookworm.“

Bookworm By Charlie Scott & Ryan Walsh of Patchwork Squared http: //

What you will need 2 charm packs (84 total charms, you will use 80) 1/4 yard of 8 different solid fabrics 1 1/2 yard sashing and borders 1/2 yard binding 3 7/8 yard backing 60” x 65” batting Things to Remember Read the pattern in full before starting Always press your fabrics before starting Press all seams as you go along

Finished Size: 56” x

You can purchase a kit to make this pattern from Above All Fabrics

X Marks The Spot


Blocktangles By Karrielyne Winters Hi! My name is Karrie and I blog over at

What you will need 1 Jelly Roll 2 1/2 yards light solid or print 3/4 yard binding print 4 yards backing print 73“ x 74“ of batting

You can purchase a kit to make this pattern from Burgundy Buttons.

I am so excited to bring you a quilt pattern in Fat Quarterly. I designed this quilt based on the suggestion of only using pre-cuts (and some yardage for sashing of course). I don't know about you but I adore pre-cuts! They are so versatile and easy! We all like easy, right? :) Well good thing because this quilt is very easy and adorable, too! I hope you enjoy the pattern and if you make this quilt, please share it in the Fat Quarterly Flickr group so everyone can see!! Much love!!!


By Katy Jones

Calypso Web Quilt By Cara Cesarik

What you will need 144 strips, 2 1/2” by 42-44” for quilt top 4 1/2 yards for back of quilt 1 yard for binding Rotary mat Rotary cutter

Things to Remember Read the pattern in full before starting Seam allowances are 1/4” unless stated otherwise Always press your fabrics before starting Press all seams open as you go along

Finished Size: 76” x 76”

I designed the Calypso Web Quilt as an alternative to achieve the scrappy look of a traditional Spider Web quilt, without all of the difficult piecing. I love the way the pattern shows off the coordinating design elements of Calypso Swing, which is my husband’s first collection for Free Spirit. This pattern could easily be adjusted to make a pair of coordinating pillows, which would require just 8 strips of fabric. To make a smaller or larger quilt just subtract or add more squares. Note that each block is made from 2 sets of contrasting stripes. To learn more about Calypso Swing, visit Mark’s website and my blog .

The 3 Fat Quarter Scrap Bucket By Nova Flitter

Circa 50 Quilt By Kelly Speakman

Finished Size: 53” x 72” What you will need

Things to Remember

6+ coordinating fat quarters 3 yards of solid quilting cotton 4 yards of backing fabric 61“ x 80“ of batting 1/2 yard coordinating fabric for binding

Read the pattern in full before starting Seam allowances are 1/4” unless stated otherwise Always press your fabrics before starting Press all seams as you go along

After stashing a beautiful bundle of Circa 50 Fat Quarters, I wanted to find a way to incorporate all the fabrics into 1 project without leaving too much material on the cutting room floor. The quilt dimensions are dictated by an economical use of the fabric, with the least amount of waste possible . It is easily made wider by mixing in extra fat quarters and adding additional strips along the width. This quilt is large without being fussy and is a good way to learn strip piecing techniques. It’s an excellent project for a beginner or a seasoned quilter looking for quick results.

Fat Quarterly Issue 5 - Pre-cuts  

Issue 5 of Fat Quarterly is all about using pre-cuts in your sewing projects. Get the most out of your jelly rolls, layer cakes and charm p...

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