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Fat Quarter Gang - Starburst Quilt by Sukie don't ya know

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Hi! I'm Amy aka Sukie from Sukiedontyaknow.com. Wow. . can you believe it's been a whole year of the Art Gallery Fat Quarter Gang?!?!

Today, I'm showing you my last project for the gang and I'm really excited that it's a quilt! (that's my bread n' butter)

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Fabric Requirements:

9 Pure Elements Fat Quarters  (*you can get away with using fat eights but these solids are versatile in any project).

 The ones I used in the quilt are:

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3 yards of Pure Elements Snow for background

Cuts (repeat 9x):

Each solid needs these cuts:

  • (2) 7 1/8 x 7 1/8
  • (4) 4 1/2 x 4 1/2
Background:
  • (2) 7 1/8 x 7 1/8
  • (4) 4 1/2 x 4 1/2
  • (1) 12 1/2 x 12 1/2
Block Construction steps:
  • Take (1) of the pure elements 7 1/8 x 7 1/8 with a Snow 7 1/8 x 7 1/8, right sides together and sew 1/4 around the block
  • Take a ruler and your rotary cutter and measure from one diagonal to the other and cut
  • Keeping the square together cut from one diagonal to the other
  • Repeat for the other 7 1/8 x 7 1/8 set
  • You should have the total of 8 hsts (half square triangles)
  • Iron the seams open

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Trimming the HST (s):

  1. Take a square ruler on with 45 degree angle/line on it and align the seam in the center with the 45 degree mark
  2. Take your rotary cutter and trim off the excess to 4 1/2
  3. Rotate and trim
  4. You should have a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2

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First row and last row are constructed like so:
Row 1

4 1/2 x 4 1/2 Snow Block + 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 HST + 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 Solid + 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 HST + 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 Snow Block (Row 1 pic)

Side row:
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4 1/2 x 4 1/2 HST + 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 Solid + 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 HST (Side Row)

Sew the side rows to the 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 block

Sew the top and the botton on to the block and you should have a block measuring 20 1/2 x 20 1/2

Repeat for the other 8 blocks and you should have a finished quilt top measure 60 x 60

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Give this project a go and please be sure to join and add them to the Fat Quarter Gang Flickr Group!

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Fat Quarter Gang - A Make It Your Own Tutorial by Maureen Cracknell Handmade

FatQuarterGANG_banner400pxBLUEHappy Monday everyone! It's Maureen here again from Maureen Cracknell Handmade visiting with my newest Fat Quarter Gang Project! This time I'm sharing a "make it your own" tutorial for an Urban Mod Shower Curtain, using a store-bought white curtain and giving it some Urban Mod style with some fun patchwork and raw-edge applique!

Now let's get started!!

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What you'll need : :
  • 12 - fat quarters prints of Art Gallery Fabrics Urban Mod Collection
  • a white cotton standard shower curtain measuring 72"x72"
  • coordinating thread
  • sewing pins
  • rotary cutter/mat/ruler
  • cardboard or card stock for making the triangle template, marker, scissors


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Cutting : :

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1. Using all twelve prints, plan out the fabric order for the patchwork panel 2. Using a cutting mat, ruler, and rotary cutter, cut a strip measuring 7"x18" from each   3. Then cut a 7" square piece for that strip, keeping the fabric order for the patchwork panel. Repeat with all twelve Urban Mod prints.

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Piecing the Fabrics : : 

4. With right sides facing, match up the 7" fabric squares, pin, and sew together at one side with 1/2" seam allowance, keeping that patchwork order  5. Repeat with all twelve prints  6. when finished piecing, press all seams open

Step 2

Hemming the Patchwork Panel : : 

7. To hem the short end of the panel, fold edge in 1/4", press, fold 1/4" again, press, pin, and sew along the inner edge of that fold. Repeat for both short ends of the panel.

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8. To hem the long sides of the panel, fold in 1/2", press, pin, and sew along the inner edge. Repeat for both long sides of the panel.

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Attaching the Patchwork Panel : : 

9. Pin the hemmed patchwork panel to the shower curtain. I was happy adding mine 8" from the top of the curtain, however you can choose to adjust that to your own preference

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10. Staying very close to the outer edge of the panel, sew all the way around, back-stitching when you begin and end. You can see in pic 2 the inner stitch line from the hemming of the panel and this outer stitch line

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Urban Mod Shower Curtain before applique

Adding the Raw Edge Applique : :

This is an optional little extra something!

11. From the fabrics leftover from cutting your 7" squares, cut 2 - 2 1/4"x7" pieces of each of the twelve fabrics 12. To make the diamond template for your applique, draw a 3" line onto the cardboard, in the center of that line draw a 2" line, and connect at all points to make the diamond. Cut this out.

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13. Use the template to cut two diamonds from each of the two 2 1/4"x7" pieces of fabric, creating four diamonds from each of the twelve prints 

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14.  Pin two diamond shapes in a contrasting print to each of the patchwork squares that make up panel 15. attach these by sewing a straight line down the center, keeping one long stitch across of the panel, back-stitching at the beginning and end  15.  In each square of the panel add the remaining two diamond shapes by sewing down through the center, again back-stitching at the beginning and the end

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Voila! Your "make it your own" Urban Mod Shower Curtain is complete!! 

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I hope you enjoy this new tutorial!! If you do give this project a go, please be sure to join and add them to the Fat Quarter Gang Flickr Group! Feel free to share on my Facebook page or in my Maureen Cracknell Handmade Flickr group, as well!

As always to be eligible to win you must follow AGF on your fav social media platform (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter)and Subscribe to our blog to stay up to date on all things AGF & the Fat Quarter Gang!

And, don't forget to stop by my blog today for an Urban Mod Giveaway!!! 

 Maureen


Fat Quarter Gang - The Jeni Gym Bag by I'm A GingerMonkey

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It's Katy from I'm A GingerMonkey here with a new tutorial for the Fat Quarter Gang.

My project is really simple drawstring back pack. You can download a PDF to keep on your desktop and print whenever by clicking here.

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Jeni's first line for Art Gallery Fabrics is absolutely perfect for so many uses. I love the retro feel of the prints, and the bright colours. I knew I just had to use it to make this project.

The Jeni bag is the perfect size for a child's backpack, but it's also a good size to pop your essentials in for a trip to the gym, or if you're not much of a gym bunny, use it as your everyday bag.

I've already got more planned - I'm thinking of using them as laundry bags for my kids' rooms, to use instead of wrapping gifts for birthdays, and for Christmas wrapping as well.

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They're really simple to make, and don't take long at all. There's nothing complicated, just straight line sewing and some bashing of grommets for the ties.

If you make a Jeni bag, I'd love to see it. Upload to the Fat Quarter Gang flickr group

Download the PDF here!

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For a chance to win a bundle of Color Me Retro by Jeni Baker, head on over to my blog and leave a comment. You can get an extra chance if you follow my blog, just leave a second comment letting me know, and for a third chance to win - follow Art Gallery Fabrics on twitter, or facebook, or the blog and leave me a comment to tell me so.

I'll pick a random winner in a week!

As always to be eligible to win you must follow us on your fav social media platform (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter)and Subscribe to our blog to stay up to date on all things AGF & the Fat Quarter Gang!

And don't forget to add any projects you made from this (and the other fabulous Art Gallery Fat Quarter Gang tutes) to the flickr group!  



Fat Quarter Gang - Mod Stack Placemat by Fresh Lemons Quilts

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Hello everyone!

I’m Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts and I'm very excited to share my 4th Fat Quarter Gang project with you today, the Mod Stack Placemat. 

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What you will need:

Art Gallery Fabrics - Round 4

Top Row: CST-3101 King's Road Fuchsia, CST-3210 Retro Pop Mint, TXR-8108 Crosshatch Lime, CST-3107 Ladylike Black Tea

Bottom Row: CST-3100 Brit Boutique Royal, CST-3104 Girl About Town Lime, CST-3109 60s Waves Midnight, CMR-2101 Dulcette Azalea

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Download Mod Stack Placemat for the full tutorial.  This is a fun and easy project to throw together for a fun afternoon sew.

Now, want to win your very own fat quarter bundle to complete this project? Enter to win over at Fresh Lemons Quilts by leaving a comment.

As always to be eligible to win you must follow us on your fav social media platform (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter)and Subscribe to our blog to stay up to date on all things AGF & the Fat Quarter Gang!

And don't forget to add any projects you made from this (and the other fabulous Art Gallery Fat Quarter Gang tutes) to the flickr group!

 

See ya next week,

<3 Faith & Your AGF team


Fat Quarter Gang - Prism Jumbo Floor Pillow by Freshly Pieced

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Hi everyone, it's Lee again from Freshly Pieced, back with another tutorial for you all—this time I'm showing you how to make this giant "Prism" Floor Pillow in Art Gallery's fun new Carnaby Street line.

You will need:
-12 fat quarters of Art Gallery's Carnaby Street line
- 3/8 yard solid background fabric
- 3/4 yard for pillow back
- 26" square piece of muslin for pillow lining
- 26" piece of batting
- 24" pillow form

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From the Carnaby Street prints, cut:
- 4 squares 2" x 2", cut in half diagonally to make 8 triangles (you will use 4 of these triangles)
- 8 squares 3" x 3", cut in half diagonally to make 16 triangles (you will use 8 of these triangles)
- 12 squares 4" x 4", cut in half diagonally to make 24 triangles (you will use 12 of these triangles)
- 12 squares 7" x 7", cut in half diagonally to make 24 triangles (you will use 12 of these triangles)
Save your remaining scrap triangles for other projects!

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From the solid background fabric, cut:
- 2 squares 2" x 2", cut in half diagonally to make 4 triangles

- 4 squares 3" x 3", cut in half diagonally to make 8 triangles
- 6 squares 4" x 4", cut in half diagonally to make 12 triangles
- 6 squares 7" x 7", cut in half diagonally to make 12 triangles

From the fabric for the pillow back, cut:
- 1 piece 12" x 24 1/2"
- 1 piece 18" x 24 1/2"

To make the pillow:

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1. Pair up each solid background triangle (I used white) with a print triangle. Sew 1/4" from the long edge. Make the following units:

2" triangles - make 4 units
3" triangles - make 8 units
4" triangles - make 12 units
7" triangles - make 12 units

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3. Square up the units using a ruler with a 45-degree angle. Line up the marked 45-degree line on the ruler with the HST seam. Square up to the following measurements:

2" triangle units = square up to 1 1/2"
3" triangle units = square up to 2 1/2"
4" triangle units = square up to 3 1/2"
7" triangle units = square up to 6 1/2"

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4. Lay out your finished HST units as shown in the diagram above. The smallest 1 1/2" HST units are laid out in the center, in two rows of 2. The 2 1/2" HST units surround the 1 1/2" units. The 3 1/2" units surround that, and the 6 1/2" units surround that.

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5. Join the 1 1/2" HST units into two rows of two, then join the two rows together to make a 2 1/2" finished block.

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6. Join the 2 1/2" HST units together as shown, with the smaller pieced units at the center.

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7. Join the 3 1/2" HST units together in sets of two, as shown, and join to each side of the center unit.

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8. Join the remaining 3 1/2" HST units together in two rows of 4 units each, and join to the top and bottom of the center unit.

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9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 using 6 1/2" HST units to complete the pillow top.

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10. Layer the pillow top with the batting piece and muslin backing. Quilt the top however you would like—I quilted in straight diagonal lines.

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11. To make the pillow back, take the two pillow back pieces (12" x 24 1/2" and 18" x 24 1/2"). On each piece, fold one of the 24 1/2" edges down 1/2" and press. Fold down 1/2" again and press. Sew the hem 3/8" from the folded edge.

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12. To make the pillow trim, cut 2 1/2" wide strips of fabric from the leftover Carnaby Street prints.  (I used strips from several of the darker Carnaby Street prints.) Sew the strips together end-to-end until the strip measures about 120" long. Press the entire strip in half lengthwise, as shown.

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13. To sew the pillow together, place the quilted pillow top with the wrong side facing up. Lay the first pillow back piece onto the quilted top, aligned with the bottom edge. Lay the second pillow back piece onto the quilted top, aligned with the top edge. Pin in a few spots around the edges. (Yes, this pillow is assembled right side out and will not need turning—the pillow trim we'll add in the next step will enclose the seam allowances.)

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14. Now flip the whole thing over and add the pillow trim you made in step 12. This step is done exactly like quilt binding—lay out the binding around the perimeter of the pillow top, mitering the corners. Remove the pins you added in the previous step and repin everything (pillow trim, pillow cover, and pillow back pieces). Sew around the perimeter of the pillow using your favorite quilt-binding method.

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15. Fold the binding around to the back of the pillow, just as you would do with quilt binding, and stitch down onto the back of the pillow using your favorite machine-binding method.

Here's a great machine-binding tutorial by Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew. You can also hand-stitch the trim to the back of the pillow if you prefer.

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Now just insert your pillow form and you're ready to enjoy this jumbo-size pillow. It finishes at 24" square (and requires a 24" pillow form). Hope you liked our project today—stop by my blog, Freshly Pieced, for more tutorials and patterns.

Want to win your own fat quarter bundle? Well, hop on over to my blog and
leave a comment for a chance to win. Giveaway open until March 15th.

As always, to be eligible to win, you must follow us on your fav social media
platform. (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter) AND subscribe to our blog to stay up to
date on all things AGF & the Fat Quarter Gang!

Ohhh... and let's not forget Flickr!

See ya next week,

<3 Your AGF team

 


Fat Quarter Gang - Quilted Heating Pad by PS I Quilt

  FatQuarterGANG_banner400pxBLUEHey y'all. Rachel here from PS I Quilt. Today I'm gonna show y'all how to make a quilted heating pad. These things are a godsend. You definitely need one (or three) of these in your life.  Trust me. My fabrics of choice are these lovelies ...
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What y'all will need:

  • 8 print fat quarters
  • 1 solid fat quarter
  • Fusible Fleece
  • 1 pound bag of rice
  • Essential oil (optional)

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From each print fat quarter, cut: 1 strip, 2 1/2" x 5 1/2"

From print fat quarter, cut: 1 strip, 6 1/2" x 10 1/2" 1 strip, 7 1/2" x 10 1/2"

From solid fat quarter cut:

2 strips, 8" x 10"

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Lay out 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" strips in a manner that is pleasing to you.

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Working in pairs, piece your strips along the long sides using 1/4" seam allowance. You should have 4 strip sets.

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Join 2 strip sets together to make 2 units.

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Join 2 units together to make a quilt top.

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Layer quilt top with fusible fleece. Cut to size. Fuse. Quilt as desired.

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I did some easy peasy straight line quilting. Go on. You can do it, too.

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Now we're going to make an envelope backing for your heating pad using our two 8" x 10" strips.

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Take and fold about a 1/4" fold along the long side. Press.

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Fold that fold over another 1/4" to create a hem. Press. Repeat the hemming process for the other 8" x 10" strip.

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Stitch both hems. And now your backing is made. Yayyy.

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We're going to make a mini quilt sandwhich.

Lay quilted top down with the right side facing up. Layer with one hemmed rectangle, right sides together.

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Layer the second hemmed rectangle on the quilted top, right sides together

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Pin.

Note: The hems of the rectangles are supposed to overlap each other. Using a 1/4" seam allowance, stitch around all four sides of heating pad.

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Clip corners.

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Turn right side out. Set aside.

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Layer both 8" x 10" solid strips together. Sew around all four sides, leaving a 4" opening.

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Clip corners. Turn right sides out. Fill with rice. Add a few drops of essential oil. (I like eucalyptus or lavender.)

Note: Depending on how pliable you'd like your heating pad, you can add up to 1 more pound of rice.

Machine stitch opening. (No one will see this but you.)

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Insert rice bag.

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And you're done.

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Give yourself a pat on the back. These are SO quick to whip up, y'all can easily make these for you, your quilty friend &/or your manicurist.

Want to win your own fat quarter bundle? Well, hop on over to my blog and leave a comment for a chance to win.

Hope y'all enjoy.

Rachel Griffith, www.psiquilt.com

As always, to be eligible to win, you must follow us on your fav social media platform. (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter) AND subscribe to our blog to stay up to date on all things AGF & the Fat Quarter Gang!

Ohhh... and let's not forget Flickr! Giveaway open until March 8th.

 

See ya next week,

<3 Your AGF team