Issue 5

Issue 5 Sneak Peek | Confetti


We’re wrapping up our week-long tour of Issue 5 sneak peeks with a glimpse at my submission for this issue.  I call it the “Confetti” quilt and I thought it was the perfect pattern to warrant finally cutting into my Sherbet Pips stash!

Issue 5 is now available for sale, and we really can’t wait to hear what you think.  Thanks to everyone who is a subscriber or who has purchased Issue 5.  Enjoy!

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming …

By |April 30th, 2011|Issue 5|4 Comments

Issue 5 Sneak Peek | Calypso Web

We hope you’re enjoying the tour of some of issue 5′s projects!  We’re excited about them and couldn’t wait to share them all with you guys.  Today we’re sharing a pattern named “Calypso Web” that was submitted by the wonderful Cara Cesarik (wife-to-be of fabric designer Mark Cesarik, whose line Calypso Swing is currently available via Free Spirit fabrics.)  This quilt top can be made entirely from 2.5″ strips!


You can find the Calypso Web pattern in issue 5 of Fat Quarterly, aka our “pre-cuts” issue!

By |April 30th, 2011|Issue 5|3 Comments

Issue 5 Sneak Peek | Königskind


Königskind means “Royal Child”, and it’s also the name of an all-new original pattern from Ulrike Kittel and featured in issue 5 of Fat Quarterly (on sale now!)  This quilt makes the most of Lizzy House’s Castle Peeps line with a design that features turrets, shuttered windows, and jester’s diamonds.

Here’s what Ulrike had to say about her inspiration for her design:

I just love Lizzy House fabric and when I saw the Castle Peeps fabric line, I had to turn it into a quilt. I thought of what it must be like to live in a castle and the different perspectives are shown in the quilt.

From faraway, you can see the castle landscape. When you are inside the castle, you can have a look outside the windows and see the hustle and bustle of castle life. And the diamond pattern is what I imagine a cloak of the king’s jester to look like.

Königskind is only one of the many fantastic patterns and project ideas that you can only find in Fat Quarterly’s fifth issue!

By |April 28th, 2011|Issue 5|1 Comment

Issue 5 Sneak Peek | Scrap Bucket

How much fun is this?!:

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Our good friend Nova wrote the pattern for this amazing scrap bucket especially for issue 5 of Fat Quarterly, available now for purchase on our Buy Now page.  It only takes 3 fat quarters to make this tote that’s the perfect size for holding all of your scraps.

(Have a lot of scraps, you say?  Hey, did you know that Issue 2 of Fat Quarterly was full dedicated to sewing with scraps?  Check it out!)

We can’t wait to see how you guys personalize this pattern when you make your own.  Don’t forget to upload photos of your finished Fat Quarterly projects to our Flickr pool!

By |April 28th, 2011|Issue 5|4 Comments

Issue 5 Sneak Peek | Constellation


Our very own Katy designed and made the stunning Constellation quilt especially for issue 5.  Katy’s pattern is perfect for charm squares and features bright stars floating against a night sky.  What fabrics and colors would you choose for your Constellation quilt?

Find the pattern for this quilt and many, many more in issue 5 of Fat Quarterly, on sale now.

By |April 27th, 2011|Issue 5|6 Comments

Issue 5 Sneak Peek | Bookworm

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The Bookworm quilt is a fantastic pattern that’s one of my personal favorites from Issue 5 (I’ve already started my own!)  It was designed by the dynamic duo of Ryan Walsh and Charlie Scott of Patchwork Squared, who used 2 charm packs of the fun new Hullabaloo line by Moda Fabrics.  Kits for the Bookworm quilt are available through our fabulous sponsor Above All Fabric.

Subscribers are already enjoying their copies of issue 5 (subscription has its benefits!), and the issue is also now available for purchase on our Buy Now page.

By |April 27th, 2011|Issue 5|3 Comments

Issue 5 Sneak Peek | Circa 50

Looking for a pattern that makes the most of your favourite fat quarters?  Well, look no further!

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The Circa 50 quilt pattern comes to us from Kelly Speakman of thread level orange, and its chevron-inspired design doesn’t waste even the tiniest of scraps.

Find Circa 50 (and our other fabulous patterns and features) in Issue 5 of Fat Quarterly, on sale tomorrow!

By |April 26th, 2011|Issue 5|0 Comments

Issue 5 Sneak Peek | Comic Strip

This beautiful quilt, dubbed the Comic Strip quilt, was made by Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily’s Quilts.  Lynne used the Dr. Seuss fabrics from Robert Kaufman Fabrics, but the pattern can be made from your favorite layer cake:


Want to make your own Comic Strip quilt?  The pattern can only be found in Issue 5 of Fat Quarterly, currently on its way to our subscribers and available for single issue purchase tomorrow on our Buy Now page!

By |April 26th, 2011|Issue 5|3 Comments

Issue 5 Sneak Peek | X Marks the Spot


Our tour of Issue 5′s original patterns continues with the beautiful “X Marks the Spot” pillow, designed and made by Kelly Lautenbach.

Issue 5 is currently on its way to our subscribers, and will be available for single issue purchase on Wednesday the 27th.  Find it on our Buy Now page!

By |April 25th, 2011|Issue 5|3 Comments

Issue 5 Sneak Peeks | Blocktangles


It’s time!  Issue 5 of Fat Quarterly is finally ready.  The theme for this issue is “Pre-Cuts”, and it’s chock full of original patterns and project ideas that you can make from your favorite jelly rolls, charm packs, and layer cakes / ten squares.  We’re a bit biased, but we think it’s our best issue yet.  Fat Quarterly has really hit its stride, and we can’t wait to share Issue 5 with you.

All week we’ll be sharing sneak peeks of some of the issue’s fabulous projects and the talented designers behind each one.

First up, this jelly roll-friendly beauty is called “Blocktangles” and it was submitted by KarrieLyne Winters who blogs at Freckled Whimsy:


Kits for the Blocktangles quilt will be available from our sponsor Burgundy Buttons.

Issue 5 will start shipping to subscribers today, and will be available for individual sale on our Buy Now page on Wednesday, 4/27.

By |April 25th, 2011|Issue 5|3 Comments