Fat Quarter Cutting Diagrams

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!


6 thoughts on “Fat Quarter Cutting Diagrams

  1. This is a great help Pat. For those who have no idea how efficient this method is, I thank you for taking the math out of it, and making a great reference available. Hope all is well. Peoria, Illinois misses you and I hope you are doing well. It looks as if you are keeping yourself very busy. That’s wonderful!!

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