Friday 26 February 2010

Fabric Swap - 100+ fat quarter tutorials....

Let me tell you, there are a squillion or more tutorials out there and I could have spent months finding even more for you! I admit I didn't check exactly how much fabric you needed for all these projects but I am pretty sure that you can make them all with one or two fat quarters, less for a lot of them.

And don't be blaming me if you spend hours sucked into lots of 'new to you' blogs - some of them are hard to escape from, you have been warned! Many of these blogs have lots of other tutorials to offer so take a look around.

If you have any tutorials of your own that you would like to add to the list, add a comment with a link to it, cheers, I'll add this list to the tutorials page so you can easily find it again, there are a number of these tutorials I have already tried and now there are quite a number on my to do list :o)

***Latest update July 9th 2015***
Fabric swap closed in 2010!

Various book covers

reversible notebook Kirin notebook
moleskin cover at Keyka Lou Patterns
paperback cover by mairuru
journal cover from Bloom simple book cover by craftzine

For The Kids

baby soft book of colours at homegrown happy
fabric mobile at Sew Mama Sew
matching game by the cottage mama
bunny pillow by missy ballance
basic bib at Nested
vintage skittles by London Mummy
bear in a crib toy Just arting around
crinkle square toy by joy shope
counting bean bags by chez beeper babe
petite back pack by sew to speak
super hero head band by curly pops
kids travel pillow by maya*made
burp clothes by cloud 9
ruffle bib by sew kate sew
doll quilt by patchworkposse


Molly monkey by mmmcrafts
lucy goosey by the long thread
alpaca by shishigirl
duck billed platypus at craftbits
scottie dog by allsorts
floppy fish by 30 minute crafts
Oscar the softoe by jojo and eloise
patchwork scottie dog by Denyse Schmit
bunny plush doll by a beautiful mess
kokeshi stuffie by Melly and Me
whale softie by small dream factory
RevoluzZzionary monster at revoluzZza
pointy kitty by wee wonderfuls
sailboat stuffie by sew and the city

For The Home

criss cross coasters by allsorts
napkins and pouch set by angharad
quilted tea cosy at messy jesse crafts
Trim Box by All Buttoned Up
patchwork floor mat by sew mama sew
peek-a-boo lampshade by pretty ditty
bike basket by make it handmade
quilted hot pad at Sew Mama Sew
sewing machine cover by sew delicious
mail sorter at bright and blithe
scappy hot pad at My Byrd House
appliqued coaster at fat orange cat
reversible rik-rak napkin at film in the fridge
Snap box by my little mochi
table runner by Crafts By Abby
sewing supply case at craftster
simple table runner by Fabric, Paper Thread
reversible appliance cover at sew mama sew
collapsible storage basket at sew 4 home
cushion cover with invisable zipper by kirin notebook
cozy bed warmers by make it do
trough liner by a thousand words
pin board by crazy little projects
Christmas stocking by amy's creative side
closet dividers by 2 little hooligans
hot pads by crafty asian girl
keyboard wrist pad by the copper state
easy draft excluder by jojoebi
ninja cushion by jojoebi


Eddie Cap by Mushroom Villages
cozy slippers by jojoebi
summer slippers by lady harvatine
fat quarter baby skirt by wink designs
baby shoes by stardust shoes
kids belt at elsie marley
ellie tie on slippers at cut out and keep
fat quarter skirt by art gallery fabrics
little circle skirt by MADE
kids apron by Montessori by hand (sew liberated)
baby dress by the sewing rabbit
little man tie by very handmade
drawstring fat quarter skirt by venus de hilo
winter muff at burda style
rockabilly headband by the sewing loft
kids sized chef hat at curlypops
revisable sun hat at craftzine
ruffled slippers by melly sews
sun visor by u create
stylish headband by Chie
dress up owl outfit by jojoebi

Bags, Purses and Pouches

little boxy pouch by three bears
envelope purse by maya*made
checkered backpack by bhg
dresden petal handbag by jemima bean
boxy pouch with strap at Dragoknit
Pouch with centre zip at London Mummy
pen pouch by never enough hours
fat quarter purse by we wilsons
string quilt pouch by mairuru
poochie bag by happy zombie
drawstring bag by in colour order
iphone pouch by during quiet time
draw string bag by skip to my lou
heart shaped pouch by purlbee
flat bottomed zipped pouch by pin and paper
flat and puffy coin purse by cotton and cloud
Everyday glam bag by u-handblog
pleated pouch by lemon squeezy home
ric rac clutch by sew mama sew
triple zip pouch by a quilters table
patchwork bag by Wynn


car CD holder at puking pastilles
kindle cover by jojoebi
knitting needle roll by grumperian

other cute zakka tutorials

tissue cover by stardust shoes
festive bunting by
fabric tomatoes at moda bakeshop
teacup pin cushion by mmmcrafts
simple rainbow felt bowls by jojoebi
little houses by jojoebi

fabric luggage tags at skip to my lou

tea wallet at is it nap time yet?
neck cooler from the small object

For The Pets

doggy poop bag holder by the b-line
doggy/kitty bed by pretty little things


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  1. OMG! I'm scared to look at all these! I now I'll come up with at least 50 more projects I need to make. Thank you (I think)! I'm sure this took you a while to put together.

  2. Wowee!! This is crazy! You did a ton of work!

  3. whoa. that is quite a list! thanks for making my Molly and my teacup pincushion a part of such a great group.

  4. Love!!! Thanks for posting these! This is so great!!! -Katie

  5. A great list. Thanks for adding my tutorial with the others. I'm bookmarking this to explore.


  6. Fab list. Thanks for adding mine!

  7. WOW fantastic list!!.......thanks for the linky love to my project!!

  8. What a fantastic list!
    Thank you so much for including mine to the list. You must have done so much work.
    yay!! :D


  9. You are the best! I just got done organizing my stash and found out I have a whole box full of fat quarters. Thanks!

  10. This is awesome!

    I have a couple of fat quarter tutorials on my blog, if you are interested:

  11. Just what I'm looking for! Thank you!

  12. Thanks so much for posting a link to my table runner project! Can't wait to look at everyone else's ideas!

  13. I was just browsing the web for some fat quarter projects, and stumbled across this list. Thank you so much for posting it!!!

  14. Well I am book marking this one. Thanks for all the great resources.


  15. Aw, the oven mitt link is broken. Here is a REALLY great tutorial, though, with pictures and video:

  16. This is BRILLIANT!
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  17. Thanks for putting this list together.
    Put it on


  18. Lovely list - but can't access quite a few of them due to security and membership requirements! Very disappointing!!!

    1. sorry about that, I presume over time people have changed their sites, everything was free to download and use when I made the list 2 years ago.


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