Shortcut Quilt: Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Shortcut Quilt: Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel

We’re back for another Shortcut Quilt with this beginner-friendly, and impressive-looking quilt using the fabulous Fat Quarter precut! The FREE Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel Pattern offers the instructions for a 60” x 77” quilt. Don’t worry, any quilter can get aboard this Ferris Wheel!

Our quilt features Northern Light by Annie Brady for Moda Fabrics. This collection and pattern tell such a story… a trip to the fair, and a ride in the Ferris wheel during wintertime. We can’t imagine a more perfect combination!    We also have a new video tutorial that will give you all the tips and tricks for whipping up this quilt in a snap!

This quilt can be made with some Fat Quarter precuts and background fabric. Fat Quarters were the first and most common specialty cut on the market. The term Fat Quarter refers to a quarter-yard of fabric cut into a rectangle at 18″ x 21″.

 You’ll want to grab your FREE Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel Pattern and get ready to take a spin on this Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel. If you want to match ours, you’ll need the Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel Quilt Kit and the matching Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel Backing Set to recreate this design.

Watch the tutorial

So, let’s get quilting! Follow along with Kimberly as she walks you through the Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel tutorial step by step!

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Some of our quilty friends sewed up the Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel Quilt in a variety of fabrics. Let’s take these quilts for a spin!

Now, it’s your turn! Gather your precuts and your FREE pattern, or pick up the kit!

Share with #FQFerrisWheel

We hope you decide to make your own Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel Quilt, and if you do, be sure to share your quilt using #FQFerrisWheel and tag us (@fatquartershop) so we can see and share your work!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. I love this pattern! Thank you so much for this FREE wonderful pattern. I’m off to bust my fabric stash!! 😊

  2. Getting ready to start mine!
    I’m using Kimberbell Basics Summer. I think the bright colors will ready make a fun picnic quilt.