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MAKE: 5 Things to Make from a Fat Quarter
by Katie Gerrard of www.thebirchtree.com
Project 1 Bright Bows become the main body of two bows.
If like me, you have a drawer full of Take the third quarter and cut it in . Take one of the crossway
fabrics that were only available as fat half again. These pieces will become bow pieces and fold lengthways
quarters or were too expensive to the crossway of the two bows. with the pattern on the inside.
buy as more than fat quarters, then
using them as bows in other projects 2. Fold one of the main bow 5. Using a sewing machine, or
is a great idea. pieces into two widthways with the by hand, stitch a straight stitch along
pattern on the inside. the long length and one of the short
You can use them to accessorise lengths. Turn the right way round.
purses, clothing, furniture, or . Using a sewing machine,
notebooks. You can also sew them or by hand, stitch a straight stitch . Take the pillow shape and
to pin backs or hair clips or even sew around the edges leaving a  inch find the centre widthways. Using a
them onto a plain pair of shoes to gap on the long length side. Turn needle and cotton, sew large stitches
jazz them up. the piece the right way out making across the middle and pull to bunch
a pillow shape. up.
These bows are simple and you
can play around with the sizes . Take the crossways piece
and shapes. Here is an easy way to and wrap it around the middle so
start as you don’t need to measure that the sewn side is on top of the
anything: raw side. Sew together.
. Take a fat quarter and cut it Your bow is now complete and
into quarters. Two of the quarters will you can now do the same with the
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