Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Pink Bliss Fat Quarter Quilt from All People Quilt Free

I just love this quilt and it's a freebie, fat quarter friendly pattern.  24 fat quarters and it's done.  Get the free pattern from All People Quilt. Yep, it's Amy Butler too.

24—18x22" pieces (fat quarters) assorted small, medium, and large florals and prints (blocks)
1/2 yard green-and-pink paisley (binding)
3-1/3 yards backing fabric
59" square batting
Finished quilt: 52-1/2" square


  1. Hi there, Im new to quilting just finishing off my first quilt based on a kit and a second using a layer cake. What is a fat quarter and how do I use it. Also, how do I use these things when the pattern I have doesn't say "fat" or "charm" or "layer cake" etc? Any help gratefully received. Am an experienced sewer but new to quilting..


  2. Hi Jilly,
    A fat quarter is a piece of material that measures 18" X 22". A yard of fabric is 44" wide. So it's like half of a half yard.
    You have to be careful if the pattern doesn't call for a FQ because it isn't the same as a 1/4 of a yard. A 1/4 yard is the full width of the fabric so it's more like a rectangle than a FQ,which is a bit more like a square. Sometimes you need the width. There are many patterns today that focus on FQ's because you can get them for about $3 so you can have a lot of variety in your quilt.
    Feel free to email me if you have more questions or need clarification. :)
    Congrats on your quilts.

  3. If you wanted to do this pattern you would need 6 yards.
    Or 12 1/2yards, which you would then cut in half.
    Fat Quarters are fun.

  4. On Row 1 the pattern calls for a 4 inch square and then you sew on a strip that is 1 1/4x3 1/2. Do you trim the 4x4 block to the strip?