Monday, December 1, 2014

'Tis the Season Tutorials - Holiday Fat Quarters

Here are a couple of ways to fold fat quarters to stack and give as gifts for the holidays or anytime!


5-Pointed Star:
To begin, fold a fat quarter in half lengthwise, then fold in half again, with raw edges just inside the fold line.  It should measure about 4 -1/2" wide by 21".

Begin at one end and fold the corner over at a 45-degree angle, aligning with the outer edge.

Fold the triangle up again, keeping sides aligned.  If you've ever folded up a flag, it's done in the very same manner.

Repeat the steps.






Fold the last corner and tuck in the raw edges.

Stack 3 triangles together to form a 5-pointed star, like the one I received from Joan in a recent exchange:
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Now try folding your fat quarter at a 60-degree angle.  Use a mark on your mat or ruler if you want to check the angle.  

Fold to form a triangle and align with the edges.  Repeat.





Tuck the ends inside the last flap.


6-Pointed Star:
Stack 2 equilateral triangles together to make a 6-pointed star, then add as many more as you'd like for a starry tower.

Christmas Tree:
Stack or more equilateral triangles inside each other...

add another rolled-up fat quarter for the trunk and you've got a little tree stack.

Tie it up with a ribbon to secure and it's the perfect little gift for quilty friends!

These triangles work with fat eighths too.  Fold your 9" x 21" into thirds to hide the raw edges, then fold as diagrammed above.  Enjoy!

7 comments:

  1. A cute way to give a few fat quarters.... Thanks for sharing
    Hugs

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  2. Great way to give a gift to a friend who sews...thanks for the demo!

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  3. I have seen fat quarters folder like this occassionally at shows and now i know how to do it, thanks for sharing this with us

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  4. This is the coolest thing ever! And I just sent off a package, wish I had waited, now I will have to send someone else some fabric!

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  5. ohhhhh so pretty love the tree

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  6. Thanks Deon, this is super helpful for making little gifties for my quilty friends! The pictures made it so clear as well, thank you :)

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  7. Hi Sweetie, Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas!! Thanks too for this Darling FQ Tree tutorial!!
    Blessings~
    Huggs, Nancy

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So glad you stopped by for a visit!

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