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Try Our Top 5 Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns

We love the Fat Quarter Bundle SEW much, the shop is named after it! There really isn’t another feeling that compares to opening up and unfolding a new bundle of fat quarter cuts. If you feel this way too, you may be well-stocked fat quarter-wise!

In that case, we’ve gathered a list of our favorite fat quarter-friendly patterns. Let’s bust your stash open or pick out a new bundle and get started. All of these patterns are downloadable PDF patterns so you can print them at home and get started right away!

Fat quarters are 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. Most collections will have Fat Quarter Bundles that contain every print. Also, some collections will have a variety of Fat Quarter Bundles that contain a selection of coordinating prints. The fat quarter measures at 18″ x 21″ and comes as a rectangle!

Visit our Pre-Cut Quilt Fabric Guide for more information on fat quarters and other specialty cuts.

1. Glow by It’s Sew Emma

Download Glow by It’s Sew Emma for a glowing result! This pattern uses 4 to 16 fat quarters depending on the size of the finished quilt. It’s Sew Emma includes instructions for crib, lap, twin and queen-sized quilts. Beginners will enjoy making these blocks and using contrasting colors for a truly impressive design. Will you give it a sew?

2. Promenade by Chelsi Stratton Designs

Promenade makes lovely use of 18 fat quarters in a striking floral design. Chelsi of Chelsi Stratton Designs created this pattern to take us on a stroll through boulevards of half-square triangles and impressive blocks. Promenade will look unique every time with whichever fabrics you choose to use. This pattern is excellent for quilters looking for a little challenge.

3. Beach House by Thimble Blossoms

A trip to the coast would be lovely right about now, but in the meantime, we can enjoy Beach House by Thimble Blossoms! This pattern is an excellent quilt for beginners and experts alike. Take in the breeze and pick out a cool collection from your stash to get started.

4. Fat Quarter Flowers by Fat Quarter Shop

Fat Quarter Flowers is a totally FREE PDF pattern using 10 fat quarters and some of It’s Sew Emma’s Triangles On A Roll! You’ll sew up this bouquet of fat quarters easily with an impressive finished quilt to show for it. Kimberly filmed a helpful video tutorial, check it out here.

You can also see our sample of this quilt sewn in Harper’s Garden by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics.

5. Boxed Up by Cluck Cluck Sew

Boxed Up by Cluck Cluck Sew is a sweet pattern that really shows off patterns and prints. You’ll want to choose a collection with motifs worth showing off when you sew this one!

How to download PDF patterns

We have an easy guide for you! You can download free and paid PDF patterns on our site in two different ways. Our Guide to PDF Patterns can show you how.

Please join us next week on Saturday, August 1, for our next set of patterns. Which precut to do think we will feature next?

Share your quilts with us

We hope you enjoy quilting up these patterns and busting into your stash! We would love to see and share what you make so please share your work using #FatQuarterShop on Facebook and Instagram! We can see your progress and your finished projects and share them on our page!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. Now this is a great idea. It’s a tossup between Glow and Beach House. I have fabric for Glow so I’ll start with and order some for Beach House.