For those of you that have many fat quarters in your life and are having fun making Nickel Quilts this is how I cut up my fat quarters to make the best use of them. You are able to get twelve 5″ squares from every fat quarter and a 2 1/2″ strip.
And for those of you who might have projects in mind that use more 2 1/2″ strips you can certainly cut more strips than 5″ squares – my feelings won’t be hurt!
Don’t forget those layer cake (10″ square) ideas – yes you can do that also. What a great use of fat quarters; 10″ squares, 5″ squares and 2 1/2″ strips in many combinations- I am showing just one below.
So tackle that stash – but don’t feel like you have to take it on all at once. You will be amazed at how fast your 5″ square collection can grow by just cutting a few fat quarters everyday. This is something you can even do after working all day, whether it’s outside the home at a job or at home taking care of your family. Trust me I know what it’s like trying to juggle a job, family, and a house. Take time for yourself and your creative hobby even if it’s just 15 minutes a day, you deserve it!