Sewing the Raindrops Quilt from the Book Fat Quarter Style

I’m so thrilled to be invited to join Fat Quarter Shop for the release of the scrappy fun book Fat Quarter Style. I was asked to stitch up one block from the Raindrops pattern, but I loved it so much that I got carried away and made a whole top. 🙂


I am especially attracted to the quilt patterns in Fat Quarter Style because they are designed for the way I love to buy fabric – in fat quarter bundles! Of course, you are free to grab fabrics from your stash, but my stash is also organized by collection (for the most part) so these quilts are perfect me in that way too. And in case you don’t recognize them, these are my favorite new fabrics… the basics collection from cotton + steel.  Love! I especially adore how the ‘x’s make my quilt top sparkle.

I wrote more about my fabric selection process in {this blog post} last week.


Here’s a quick tip: If you decide to make a Raindrops Quilt (like I did), one of those triangle seam guides is awesome so you don’t have to draw diagonal lines on 300+ squares. The one I use is no longer available but that’s okay – I recently switched to the amazing Grid Glider from Sew Steady. It’s even better!

And here’s quick tip #2 if you don’t like to have leftover triangles: after I stitched the required seam, I stitched one more seam 1/2” past it. This way, the triangles that I was going to cut off anyway were stitched together and made a half square triangle when opened. It took a little extra work, but now I have a generous pile of HST’s that I want to work into the back of my quilt somehow. I haven’t even started yet, but you know I’ll get to it, lol.

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  1. Fun quilt! And thanks for the tips. My favorite cut to buy is the fat quarter. I’m finding that I often wish I had more of certain fabrics though and wondering if I need to bump it up to 1/2 yard. But I do have a fat quarter bundle I’d love to use with this book!

  2. Fun quilt. I don’t think I have a favorite cut anymore. I buy FQ bundles a lot, FQ singles sometimes and yards if I’m thinking borders or backing. An addict is an addict. Love the quilt. I was thinking black with brights would be fun.

  3. Oh I love that tip about stitching the leftover triangles together before cutting them off! Brilliant idea! Your Raindrops is very cool, I am glad you got carried away, it really lets us see how awesome the pattern looks. I usually buy half yards or yards of fabric (well, here in NZ we measure by the metre) – if I love a fabric I will use it in as many projects as possible eg quilt, bag, pillow. Have a good week!

  4. Joyce Mitchell says:

    After looking at my fabric collection, my favorite cut must be 1 yard, though I still have a ton of FQs. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. I buy fabric by the metre, as I’m more of a garment sewer, but increasingly inspired by quilts. This would be a fabulous introduction to the quilt world 🙂

  6. I love your quilt – the Raindrop pattern is my favourite from the book and your choice of fabric is fab (LOVE Cotton+Steel) I like to buy fabric in Fat Quarters – that way you can buy a bundle and get to use lots of different fabrics from one collection. (acrothers06 (at) googlemail (dot) com)

  7. If money were no object, I’d buy a couple of yards of everything and bolts of my favourites! As I don’t live in this fantasy land, I tend to buy fat quarters – but not fat quarter bundles as fabric is far too expensive for that over here

  8. Michele T says:

    If I could afford any amount of fabric at any time, I would choose 3 yards of whatever caught my eye! But since that is not a possibility, I will buy 1/2 or 1 meter cuts (depending on the cost!!)

  9. I prefer working in yards simply because I don’t trust myself to account for enough fabric when I only have fat quarters. FQs are fun to work with, though, and they come in the cutest prints! I’m working on a baby quilt right now that I’ve cut from a pack of quarters in varying shades of purples and pinks bedecked with owls and all things sweet.

  10. I love jelly rolls, but buy yardage also.

  11. I love the pattern and will try it. The color combination is fantastic. I usually buy 1 yard cuts, if I need a fat quarter I have stash but if I need more I have it. Love having stash.

  12. Pam Morrow says:

    You must be from Australia, Wendy! Layer cakes are my favourite if I am buying a fabric "story", otherwise I like 30cm cuts (approx 1/3 yard). Of course a lot of my fabric stash is acquired from sales where the minimum is half a metre or yard, or sometimes even a whole metre or yard so I just have to buy that. Layer cakes are useful because they are the equivalent of four charm packs and if you read the instructions carefully, you often find that a jelly roll pattern can also be made from a layer cake. I had already watched the Fat Quarter Shop video and seen this quilt hanging in the background – had to wipe the drool off my face! And honestly, my heart skipped a beat when I saw your gorgeous grey background version in the blog newsletter. Love love love.

  13. I love this quilt top and the colors! Nicely done!

    As for fabric, I do love fat quarter bundles because they allow me to have a little bit of the whole collection. But now that I’m attempting to make clothing for my daughter, I’m enjoying the challenge of buying yardage and having to cut everything out myself.

    Thanks for the great giveaway, Caroline!

  14. Jessica Cook says:

    I really should buy more yardage, but I love fat quarters! They’re so versatile!

  15. I love the 1 yd bundles best, but fat quarters are my next favorite pre-cut to buy!!

  16. Gosh, I am experimenting with them all. Recently started using layer cakes with charm packs. But I was or am a yardage girl.

  17. Lisa Marie says:

    For individual fabrics, if I don’t have a specific use in mind, I usually buy 1 1/2 yards. Sometimes it’s plenty, other times I wish I’d bought more. If I love a whole collection (which seems to happen more and more!), I usually buy layer cakes. I’d like to buy FQs, but usually it’s just too expensive.

  18. Joan Zackowski says:

    Nice quilt patterns in that book. I love receiving your emails to see what bright idea you have every day. My favorite size fabric to buy is 5 yards because it is usually enough to use a little and also use it for backing. However, money restraints make it so buying one yard is much easier……and I have so many!

  19. I like yards or at least half yards because if I really love the fabric, I get sad when I use it up. I can cut strips or FQs from it and have at least a large scrap left over. If I really love a collection, I buy a jelly roll because I have some nice JR patterns. If I’m sitting on a dozen unused Jelly rolls or more, I start thinking layer cakes because how many of the jelly roll quilts am I really going to make?!

  20. I usually buy at least 1 yard of fabric but have been known to go the 5 yards in a blink of an eye.

  21. Half yard is usually the smallest cut I will buy. With the price of fabric fat quarters feel like a waste of money to me. Seems like I usually end up with a large part of it in the scrap box. With half yards there’s plenty to work with, and often enough left for a second project.

  22. shirley cree says:

    i peruse the remnant rack….. less overload…. less selection….. but quite a variety of leftovers in various quantities…..

  23. I agree Caroline, your quilt really does sparkle. I currently use layer cakes for some quick starts to quilts!

  24. I like to purchase 2 yards of fabric, because I usually don’t know what I am going to do with it. But because I always make lap quilts, this is usually enough fabric

  25. Fat quarters for sure!

  26. I love to buy bags of scrap pieces and see what I can make out of them buy usually a couple of metres so I have plenty to go at!!!!

  27. Sylvia Anderson says:

    Like you Caroline, I love the fat quarters, and that’s what I purchase most often. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  28. I definately L-O-V-E FQ’s….I can afford so many of them at the one time hee hee hee

    Thanks for the chance to win


  29. Marti Taylor says:

    I usually buy half yard cuts. I can cut this into charms, small strips, etc and still have a fat quarter!

  30. My favorite is Fat Quarters. Most of my quilts are of the scrappy variety, so that way I can afford more of them.

  31. Kimberlee says:

    I always get FQs.

  32. Joyce Carter says:

    I usually buy about three yards at a time of the fabrics that I like, but I will also buy FQ’s to get fabrics that I need. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  33. I like half yards
    If I find something I like that is what I buy — enough for a small project or fat quater project with something left.

    If I love it I buy a yard– or sometimes at a big discount mill store, I have to buy a whole yard but if it is $4.99 that is OK

  34. I love quarter yards and half yards. Both give you plenty of fabric to work with. Which I get depends on the intended finished size of the quilt.

  35. My favorite cut is a yard when I really like a fabric, but don’t have a specific project in mind. If It is a fabric that I can’t live without, I will buy up to 3 yards depending on the price of the fabric. Otherwise, I usually only get a half yard of a particular fabric.

  36. Sherril McGann says:

    My favorite cut is one yard since I have found some patterns that use three one-yard cuts for a quilt top.

  37. peggy hendrick says:

    I love to look for sales on layer cakes…I can get the whole line of fabric and have enough for the projects I usually make and then some…(

  38. I mostly get fat quarters or 1/2 yard cuts.

  39. Hi! layer cakes, jolly rolls, fat quarters!!!

  40. Kathy O in GA says:

    I like any cut I can get, lol…for applique I tend to get FQ, otherwise 1/2 yard to 3 yard cuts, depending on if I actually have a plan for it (seriously?). Thank you for the chance to win the book! Ksoppelt at aol dot com

  41. I love fat quarter cuts then I can have a big variety of fabric on hand. But if there is a good sale it is hard to pass up a yard or more.

  42. I love FQ’s but I often buy 1/2 yards in case I need to share 😉 I love your quilt, great fabric choice.

  43. txnsewlady says:

    5 yards if I really like the fabric. If it is just for a project that I need to get done, 1/2 yard.

  44. I tend to buy at least a yard, 3 if I really like it. Your top is just stunning! 😉

  45. Linda Edwards says:

    I usually buy FQ, 1 yard, and 2.5 yard cuts. But my favorite is digging through my Mom’s tiny scraps and the challenge of making something useful with throw-aways.

  46. Love the tip on getting an extra set of triangles. I guess my favorite is fat quarters ( since i have so many of them).

  47. i really like them all, but i like charm packs, so many uses, but any fabric is fine Judy P.

  48. Jessica Harris says:

    I just recently started buying fat quarter bundles! It’s like buying a perfectly coordinated stash! Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Jessica Warfield says:

    I prefer the fat quarter bundles. Thanks for the chance to enter!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  50. I like fat quarter bundles too – it’s a chance to get the collection and play with it. Sometimes I go back and buy more of the same fabric after design inspiration hits.

  51. I tend to buy fabric according to the needs of my current and or future projects, rounded up to the next full yard. If the project calls for a half yard, I buy a full yard, and sometimes more. If the project calls for 2.25 yards, I buy 3 yards… and so on. Most often, that means I’m buying 2, 3, or 4 yards of a given fabric. As to a favorite cut – not sure I have one. I just like to have lots of fabric around, and don’t like running out of my favorite prints.

  52. I prefer fat quarters

  53. GramsStitches says:

    Following my grandmother’s footsteps, I usually buy yard/yards for the project I’m planning at the time. I love fat quarter bundles for baby quilts and small projects. So easy!! And the fabric/color choices in fat quarters are so pleasing that I often want to purchase an extra–just in case I can add another item to the gift set or little girl’s dress, or, or, or. I just love fabric–any way you cut it.

  54. 5 yards for garment sewing, but at least a 1/2 or full yard of quilting cottons. Love the quilt!

  55. kim leavens says:

    I usually buy 1/2 yard cuts, I like having scraps for epp and scrappy blocks, I also like charm packs for smaller projects!!

  56. Rebecca Green says:

    I usually buy 1 yd. pieces of fabric, more if it is something I really love. [ ]

  57. I used to like fat quarters, and I still do, but 1/2 yds leave more playing room and leftovers. 1 yds are great too!
    I can’t usually afford a whole bundle from a line, so I try to get 1/2 yds of my favorite prints from a line.

  58. Joyce Broome says:

    i use fat quarters for all your design ideas

  59. Nancy Bird says:

    I like layer cakes – you can change it up so much!

  60. Linda Douglas says:

    Hi, I love all the precuts, charm packs are my favorite!
    Thank You for your blog+a neat giveaway!

  61. I buy fat quarters if I’m buying a collection. But if I could afford to, I’d probably buy 1/2-yards.

    1. Forgot to include my email address. abengel(at)zoominternet(dot)net

  62. I like to buy 1 yard cuts, but fat quarters are great when I want a little bit of a whole collection. I love your quilt!

  63. I love fat quarters because I love scrappy quilts! Thanks for the chance to win!

  64. Anna Willis says:

    my favorite is purchasing 1 yard cuts…. especially tone-on-tones or, if a fabric really catches my eye with a recipient in mind, i’ll get a yard so that becomes the focus fabric for the gift quilt.
    next favorite is a charm pack. since my grandchildren LOVE to make quilted items/quilts with Gram, the most fun fabrics to use in putting something together….

  65. I like to buy half yards, love to have leftovers after finishing a project to make a little something extra!

  66. I love fat quarters

  67. I love picking out fat quarters.

  68. I try to buy the amount of fabric I need for each project as I do it, but sometimes cannot resist buying a pre printed panel.

  69. Josie McRazie says:

    Beautiful quilt!! I buy either half yard cuts or 1 yard cuts! I LOVE to have extra!! What gal doesn’t!!

  70. Carolee Logan says:

    I like the 1 yard cuts, that way I have scraps for another quilt!

  71. Marilyn S says:

    I usually buy 1 yard.

  72. I like to buy a yard so I have plenty to play with 🙂

  73. I usually buy 2 yard cuts.

  74. I typically buy at least 1 yard. I can make a shirt or skirt for me out of that or a dress for my daughter.

  75. I really like yard cuts — but I think that’s because I’m greedy! I give most of my handmade things away and so I cherish my scraps and leftovers. grin

  76. I like fat quarters because I can have a wide variety of fabrics without breaking the bank.

  77. I do so love those fat quarters!!!

  78. I typically purchase 1/2 yard cuts. If I have a project in mind I’m generally left with enough leftover for another project. And there aint nutin wrong with that. :o) I Love your tip #2, BRILLIANT!

  79. Jacklynn Grimm says:

    I usually buy fat quarters – there are a lot of patterns out there for fat quarters – and I will buy a collection so everything coordinates. I’m not confident enough to pick from different manufacturers to put something together! Thanks for the giveaway! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

  80. Marie Sagers says:

    I like to have one yard cuts. Although if it is something that could be a background, I will get up to three yards. Thanks for the chance to win!

  81. I love the fat quarters but sometimes buy half yards.

  82. As a newbie, I’m buying mostly FQs in order to build a small stash at a manageable cost.

  83. Gale Yawn says:

    I buy fat quarters when I want some of the entire collection. Otherwise I usually buy a yard or more.

  84. I love FQs but like to look at them more than use them. Can’t understand why it is harder for me to cut up a FQ than yardage?!

  85. Jenniffer says:

    I buy alot of yards as I make bags also so a little for a quilt and a little for a bag.

  86. My favorite is a 1/2 yard. Though if there’s very little on the bolt left, I’ll buy 1 yard. If I really like the fabric I’ll buy more than a yard.
    Vickie Barnes

  87. I have recently become addicted to fat quarters. With some size issues with some of the precuts, fat quarters just fit much better in the sizes we need to patterns. If the pieces I want are not available in a fat quarter, then I will order 1/2 yard of each piece and make a bundle for my stash.

  88. Sheryl

    I absolutely love all those wonderful fat quarter bundles! I usually buy more of the fabric I like best in the bundle or one that will coordinate well as the main fabric; enough for borders, about 1.5 yards and enough of another to use for the bias binding (bias bindings hold up better than cross grain). Then I make sure I have at least one really good dark and one really good light coordinate for contrast since most FQ bundles are made up mostly of medium value fabrics. I want all my hard work (piecing or applique) to show up.

  89. Such a cute quilt! Love the colors. I always buy at least a yard. Never sure when you will
    need more!

  90. Great quilt!
    I like to buy 1 yard cuts!

  91. carrie p. says:

    Love love that quilt. I like fat quarters the best.

  92. My favorite cut is half yardages. Thank you for a chance to win!

  93. Annie Andrew says:

    I love scrap quilts so fat quarters are the way for me.

  94. I usually buy fabric by the yard. Thanks for the giveaway!

  95. My favorite precut is the charm. I have more patterns for them so I think that is one reason but the size is so cute too.

  96. My favorite cut is the fat quarter. Good size for making scrappy quilts

  97. Kathleen Dalecio says:

    I like to buy individual, interesting FQs. Otherwise, I will buy a yard of something I like so that it can be incorporated in a block &/or as binding.

  98. I love fat quarters, though I wish they were easier to buy for individual fabrics and not always in bundles. Love your quilt top!

  99. Jennifer Simpleston says:

    I love 2 yard cut because it offers more versitility than 1 yard but isn’t as excessive as 5 yards (but then again, when is fabric ever excessive?? 😉

  100. Jane Dietl says:

    I love 1 yd cuts because I love scrappy quilts. I also love making tote bags and pillowcases and a yard of fabric works well for those.

  101. Like 1/3 yard cuts for stash building (scrappy style). Often cheaper than FQ and more flexibility as well as half again as much fabric. Background and borders — 3 yards.

  102. Nicolle Rodriguez Schoeppner says:

    My favorite is the half yard cut. It’s two fat quarters in one!

  103. I am like you, I buy fat quarter bundles, though increasingly loose FQs also, as my color confidence grows.

  104. Jen Barnard says:

    I tend to only buy fabric when I know what I’ll use it for, so I buy whatever a pattern calls for. On the odd occasion I buy fabric not knowing what it will be used for I usually buy FQ’s.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

  105. Sandy Allen says:

    I love using fat quarters and charm packs the most. Love your quilt, too!

  106. Your quilt is fabulous!
    Lately I have converted to fat quarters – love those bundles.

  107. 1 yard is my preference!
    emily (at) reznechek (dot) com

  108. I would love to buy yards upon yards but since i usually love entire lines I like to buy in bundles. I am happy with fat quarter bundles or a couple of layer cakes or some jelly rolls….. as long as I get a bit of everything!
    gtcianci at gmail dot com

  109. I like to buy fat quarters and i am a sucker for scraps.

  110. Well, I’ve been a clothing sewer until recently, so I guess my favorite cut is 4 yards, because I can make almost any dress I like, or a shirt and skirt. I haven’t bought yardage for quilting; I tend to use scraps for that, but if I did I think I’d like fat quarters.

  111. Love fat quarters and strips. Love your quilt too! 🙂

  112. I love fat quarters!

  113. I love to get Fat Quarters, or I buy 1/2 yards. Your Quilt is Sooo cool! Love it!

  114. Bethany Martini says:

    I usually buy 1/2 yard cuts or more! Fat Quarters are awesome as well!

  115. Melanie C says:

    If budget wasn’t an issue I would choose 1/2 or 1 yard, but since it is I usually get fat quarters.

  116. I Love Your Quilt!! I usually buy 1/2 yard, Charms and 1 yd cuts.

  117. Amanda Best says:

    I usually buy fabric in 1 yard cuts. My favorite pre-cut size is the layer cake.
    my email is:

  118. I usually buy fat quarters. I don’t like using smaller cuts, unless they are needed for a specific project; cutting them up means too much waste.

  119. Lisa Cowell says:

    I used to buy remnants, bolt ends, or whole bolts of fabric. Since prices have gone up so much, the last few purchases have been fat quarters and charm packs on sale, or 2-yard lengths.

  120. I really love scraps, so buying fat quarter bundles always gives me a nice healthy pile left over 🙂

  121. Tabitha Keener says:

    So far I love fat quarters the best, mostly because you can get different fabric for a lower price. Your quilt is beautiful, and I would love to make one! Thanks!

  122. I am buying 1 yard cuts of late. I love fabric too much and I don’t want to run out! Sometimes if I really love it (most times), I will buy more. Usually no plans for said fabric, but I love to hoard! Shhhh don’t tell my husband! Thanks for the chance!

  123. It depends on the fabric, a blender I’ll buy a few yards. Otherwise I buy FQ’s. Thanks for the chance to win.

  124. That is a lovely quilt! My favourite fabric cut is probably a metre (we measure in metric down here in Australia although we quilt in inches – confusing? you bet it can be!)

  125. Definitely, fat quarters. My children travel a lot and I am always asking them to pick me up a fat quarter or two. Whenever I go to a quilt show, I am always on the lookout for fat quarters. They are so versatile and take up less space than yardage (and I’m running out of space.) 😉

  126. I love those Cotton + Steel basics! I usually buy yardage (1/2 yard of prints- or more- and 1 yard of solids). I love the idea of fat quarters- especially bundles that look so beautiful and are already coordinated for me! Thanks for the chance to win– I love the quilts in this book!

  127. Cathy fry says:

    I love fat quarter bundles. Whole collections all tied together…yum! Thanks for the giveaway!

  128. Taryn Villarreal says:

    Your quilt is gorgeous! The colors really stand out against the dark gray. My favorite cut is the half yard. It generally gives me enough to work with for a project and still have some scraps!

  129. nancy in IN says:

    I usually buy 1 yard if I like and 5 if I have a plan.

  130. 1.5 yards. I do more kid clothes sewing, and if I don’t have a project in mind, it ensures I have enough fabric. thanks for the chance and congrats on the book!

  131. I like to have at least a yard, but that gets pricey really fast. A lot of it depends on how many different fabrics I’m getting – if there are two fabrics that I like on clearance I’ll buy 1-2 yards each. But if there are lots that I want, then I prefer a half yard but sometimes get a fat quarter. Or sometimes not at all – money doesn’t grow up trees! 🙂

  132. Well, all cuts are good, but lately I have been collecting fat quarters. Variety has been making me happy. Thanks for chance to win! My email is

  133. Jamie Todhunter says:

    I buy a lot of fat quarters. Thank you for a chance to win.

  134. Since you asked my ‘favorite cut to buy’ that would have to be a full yard. You just never know when you might need it!

  135. Liz Rehrauer says:

    I started buying fat quarters when I began quilting because they were so easy to work with. They are the most versatile for me.

  136. Jennifer Creech says:

    Fat quarter bundles are my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win.

  137. Brenda hulsey says:

    I like to buy fat quarter bundles too! Saves me a lot of time when I need to pull some fabrics together!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

  138. I like to make my own choices of fabrics that go into my quilts and I live out in the country so a quick trip to my LQS isn’t quick, so I like to get as much of the fabrics I love as possible…so I frequently buy bolts of fabric, especially solids!!

  139. Arianna M. says:

    I love fat quarters. Your quilt is gorgeous!

  140. I really like fat quarters, but I tend to buy more pieces in 1 or 2 yard increments. Mostly because I never know what I’m going to want to do with it. 🙂

    Love the quilt!!

  141. Jenny Beck says:

    LOVE the quilt: the fabric choices are soooo pretty. I definitely added this pattern to my "to do" list!
    I love charm packs – so easy, affordable, quick…:)

  142. Mary Brown Crowther says:

    I’d love to win this book to make a quick quilt! Your fabrics are so pretty. A Fat Quarter is never enough.

  143. Thanks for your tip for making half square triangles easily with the scraps. I’ll keep that in mind! I prefer fat quarter bundles because they’re a cheaper option and a great way of getting a good selection of a favourite line.

  144. I think this is my favorite quilt from the book and I love your version! I like fat eighth bundles for getting entire collections without breaking the bank. And I buy a lot of 1/3 yard cuts from my LQS!

  145. I usually buy 1/2 yard cuts, because I love making smaller projects like purses, pincushions and pillows. That gives me plenty of fabric for cutting strips and still leaves me some scraps to work with later.

  146. Sharon S. says:

    I like a full quarter yard instead of a fat quarter…I like to cut the full width of the fabric for sashing, borders, etc.

  147. Fat quarters are a great way to increase your selection of fabric. This book looks wonderful!!

  148. Janet Rettig says:

    I love 1 to 2 yds of fabric and fat quarters.

  149. Unless I really love a fabric, I usually buy fat quarters or 1/4 yards.

  150. I’d pick fat quarters….a tall big bundle! 🙂

  151. I love 2 yards of everything! Plenty for a few projects.
    lissawatson3 @ gmail dot com

  152. eileensideways says:

    i am a sucker for coordinating fat quarters tied up with a bow!

  153. I like to buy 1-2 yards!

  154. Oh, fat quarters, definitely!

  155. Kathy M Boice says:

    I like to buy at least a yard of fabric but often three yards. Those fat quarter bundles are inviting though!!

  156. I very often buy fat quarters, but if I’m buying yardage its usually 1/2 yd. or more.

  157. Kelly Sasman says:

    More times than not I buy fat quarters, but if I had more room to store it I would prefer to buy a yard! LOL!!!

  158. Jaime Penrod says:

    I love buying FQs since you can get a whole collection for a reasonable price. Then, for the collections I can’t live without, I go back and buy full yards O_o. Hi, I’m Jaime, fabric addict… Thanks for the chance to win this book, I would LOVE to make the Raindrops quilt. Your rendition is just gorgeous.

  159. Kay Eyles says:

    I love to buy half meters as I find it a useful size.

  160. Madison Carver says:

    I love buying fat quarters. They are enough of each print to showcase it without ending up with tons of fabric left over. The only downside is that not many people in Canadian stores sell FQs, as all the measurements are in centimetres.

  161. I normally buy half yards or full yards or FQ or any cuts in between. I use all cuts and I love scrap quilting.


  162. 'Az-Vicki Reighard says:

    Normally buy 1 yrd but if I really love then will buy 3. I do love buying the FQ so I can have a whole collection at a decent price…win win!

  163. Thanks for the opportunity to win Fat Quarter Style! Unless I’m buying for a specific project, I usually buy 1 yard cuts…..then change my mind and buy 3 yards. Just in case…Then again….I do buy lots of pre cuts. If I love the collection, I gotta have it all.

  164. Loriann Fish says:

    I love fat quarters because I can have a lot of variety.

  165. Carmen Nuland says:

    I think I have the most in fat quarters

  166. Looking for something new and fun to do with fat quarters!

  167. I like fat quarters best, they give me most variety.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  168. I love fat quarters and have two drawers overflowing with them, but when I see I fabric I like, "I’ll take three yards," are usually the words that come out of my mouth without even thinking.

  169. fat quarter – they are the perfect size for most of my projects!

  170. I still like fat quarters best…but I buy yards of stuff I really love.

  171. I used to buy 5 yards and then went to 1 yard cuts when my stash became overloaded with fabrics that no longer excite me. Now I buy fat quarters and half yard cuts. kthurn (at)



  172. I tend to buy fat quarters (just for a little taste of fabric) but in reality a half-yard would be better. Most of the time I end up hod-podging things together

  173. Dawn Frisch says:

    I try to buy at least a 1/2 yard to a yard of fabric. This way it gives me a chance to use it in a quilt or make a purse! Or both! LOL I enjoy Fat quarters too especially when I want to use a collection in a quilt. It’s a great way of getting each of the fabrics without having to purchase a lot of fabric at once! Great quilt by the way!!
    Happy quilting and thanks for the giveaway!
    array-dawn at cox dot net

  174. Nesta Sangermano says:

    I love fat quarter bundles: I have a chance to use fabrics from the same collection and don’t have to worry about matching colours when I’m feeling lazy!

  175. I just bought a seam guide, but haven’t tried it yet! I love fq’s, but sometimes I regret that I don’t buy larger cuts, especially when I buy a fabric I love that then goes out of print. Good thing there are always new fabrics coming out!

  176. Oh, this pattern looks so fun, the book too!!! I tend to buy fat quarters or a yard of something if I like it, so those are the two sizes I tend to buy most. I also love fq bundles of a line or a color way!! Thanks for the give away!!

    Jacque – jtraun(at)nelson(dash)tel(dot)net

  177. Kathleen Fuller says:

    I tend to buy 2 yard cuts. Then I have enough to make something for my children if I want and plenty to use in quilts or zakka items.

  178. In quilting cotton I usually buy either fat quarters or 1/2 yard cuts. I also buy a lot of knits and for those I tend to buy 3 yard cuts.

  179. Kim Ritter says:

    I LOVE day quarters, but I tend to buy my fabric in 1 yard cuts…just in case ;). Thanks for the chance to win!!

    Kim3timemom (at)

  180. Anita Profitt says:

    I like to buy in 3 yard cuts so I have extra just in case. thank for the giveaway.

  181. Tonia Jeffery says:

    I usually buy 1 yard or 5 yard cuts.

  182. I usually buy one yard, then when I get it home, if I still love it, I wish I had bought more.

  183. Three yards seems to be my favorite, especially if I don’t know what I’m going to be using it for. ☺ Many, many years ago, I signed up for a small folded log cabin wallhanging class and needed 20 different fabrics. You guessed it ~ I bought 60 yards and then the class was cancelled. 😉 Thanks a bunch for the chance to win! ☺

    my nana maree @ yahoo . com

  184. I like fat eighths so I can have lots of variety.

  185. Ruth
    I like to buy 1 yard if it is for blocks or 3 yards if I would like to use it for borders.

  186. I buy either 1 or 2 yards depending on how much I really love the print! 🙂
    bcgeates at gmail dot com

  187. I like to buy a yard of a fabric I like and if it is for backing I buy 5 yds. Love to pick up the odd fat quarter too.

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

  188. Lisa Ann McDonald says:

    I love to buy at least 5 yds. You never know when you will fall in love with a pattern and can’t find it again. I’ve learned my lesson:)

  189. I love this question. When I’m buying fabric it’s not usually for a specific project, so I usually get a yard if I like it, 2 or 3 yards if I really love it or I think it would be good for backing (I know 2-3 yards isn’t enough for most quilt backings but it’s hard to fork over that much money if I don’t know I"ll definitely be using it for backing). Thanks for doing this giveaway!

    atsuko dot dyjohnson at gmail dot com

  190. Half yards.

  191. I like to buy at least 1/2 yard cuts. I use more yardage than precuts, but I also cut my yardage up into my own "precuts" sometimes. 🙂

  192. I like to get two yard cuts since a person never knows what you are going to make. It keeps my options open

  193. Irene Cottrell says:

    I get 2 yard cuts. Just seems like anything less wouldn’t be enough and I don’t like running out during a project.

  194. Marie nichols-britt says:

    I always buy 3. Keeps me with extras to give friends who need them.

  195. Pauline Gudas says:

    It deoends if I have a project in mind. I love to buy fat quarter collections then an additional I yard for a small border then about 3 yards to do the outer border and binding

  196. I like to buy fat quarters if it is a specific line of fabric, but sometimes I’ll splurge and by half yard cuts. Thanks for the giveaway!

  197. I always seem to buy 1 yard pieces….usually too much or not enough when I actually go to use it. 🙂

  198. I buy 1/4 yard cuts, unless I’m shopping for a specific project.

  199. I like fat quarters!

  200. If I don’t have a specific project in mind, I always seem to buy one yard. However, when I do have a project in mind, I always buy more than specified, just in case I screw up during the sewing and/or cutting process.

  201. i buy fat quarters unless i am really struck with the fabric then i might buy a bit more

  202. I like to buy 2 yard cuts if I really love the fabric. Two yards will make a pair of "yoga pants", which is my favorite clothing pattern of all time!!

  203. Sophieandmomma says:

    A yard an a half! N.snaer @

  204. Margaret Schindler says:

    I like fat quarters when I buy on line but when I go to the fabric store I buy 2 yards

  205. I always buy more than I need and end up buying five yards, I can always use it some where else, right?

  206. Jennifer W says:

    I like buying any cut–whatever fits my budget, really…but if money is no object, I’ll buy 5 yards of something if I LOVE it. 5 yards should be enough to make practically anything, right???

    Otherwise, I generally buy 1 or 2 yards.

  207. I usually buy at least 2 yards. I also will buy what’s left on the bolt!

  208. Jessica D says:

    I like to buy FQs if buying collections, but 1/2 or full yards if I just find a fabric I like.

  209. 1/2 yards are the best!

  210. I can’t say if yardage or fat quarters are my favorite. I am often sucked into buying fat quarter bundles (not much resistance, though) but I might prefer to buy yardage, especially when it’s something I love.

  211. I often buy fat quarters if it is a collection but also like to buy a yard if I don’t know what I am going to do with it.

  212. I have been buying up a lot of fat quarters lately but it usually what money I have determines what and how much I buy.

  213. rita detwiler says:

    I usually buy either fat quarters or a single yard of fabric, depending on what I am making

  214. I like 1/2 yard cuts that way if I use a fat quarter quilt project, I’ll have extra for another project.

  215. 5 yards! 🙂 I’m always afraid of running out for a project, and I love incorporating random bits of a favorite fabric into clothing, accessories or home decor.

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