Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Fat Quarter Quickies Book Tour and Giveaway!

Hello to new visitors, and loyal blog followers!
I was asked by my friend Kathy Brown to check out her newest book
Fat Quarter Quickies!
 
 
This book has 11 engaging quilt patterns for just about any occasion.
There are table runners, lap quilts and baby sized quilts too..
ALL from fat quarters.
I don't know about you
but I have a TON of fat quarters to use and
I am excited to find a book to spark
my interest and creativity.
Kathy asked us to pick our favorite quilt,
and by "us" I mean the other book tour pals:
 
So my favorite???
Well it was hard to choose.
But this one won me over pretty quick.

 
Sail Away
 is my favorite pattern in the book.
It's simple,
uses half-square triangles (I'm on a real kick with those)
and it's pretty summer colors.
I have some half-square triangles looking for a home
and I think this just might be it!
Over the last few years,
 I have learned that my friend Kathy is VERY generous.
She's so generous that she is going to give away 9 e-copies of her book on this blogger tour!
 
So If you'd like to win a copy of the book
Fat Quarter Quickies
 
Here's how to enter:
Leave a comment about how you collect fat quarters.
Do you collect by specific fabric line, color or print like dots or stripes?
I will choose a winner on June 27th!
I am very very interested in your comments on collecting :)
 

116 comments:

DianeY said...

Once in awhile, I'll buy a full line of fat quarters or a full colorway of a line, but otherwise I usually stick to half yards to be sure I have enough. If I have scraps left over I'm happy!
Hope #1 isn't unlucky here!(if I am still #1!)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I don't think I have ever found a whole line in FQ's. I usually buy around 4 to 6 from a line, and then add to them from other sources. It's a fun way to mix things up. :-)

Tammy said...

I love to collect the whole line of a fabric. Fat Quarters allow you to do that. I would never be able to afford a yard each of all the fabrics in a line. FQ give you a sampling. Thanks for the giveaway!

Joni said...

If I am crazy about an entire line I will buy the FQ bundle. My small quilting group gives out fq for birthdays and I am finishing up a hexi quilt using those. So fun!
thanks for the chance to win this fabulous book!

Leah @ L3Designs said...

I've gotten a couple of fat quarter bundles, but usually buy yardage.

Carol Candlish said...

I like FQ bundles, but I mostly buy FQ's that I like from a line and then add from my stash! I would love to win Kathy's book!

Joan and Kevin said...

I love to buy fat quarters, when I see them and love them I buy them. That is why I have a lot of fabric.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Mimi said...

I am building my FQ stash in a monthly mail club. Each month I get 10 FQs that are from the same line. The surprise each month is the best feeling for a fabric addict (eek did I actually write that???)

Anne D said...

I collect batik fat quarters.
The book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win

Joni Gebhard said...

I buy a variety of colors when my local quilt shop has "fat quarter Friday" and they are only $1 each.

Karen said...

I'm trying to build up my stash of brights. I just bought a bunch of Riley Blake fabrics that I love!

Fiesta said...

Vickie, if there is a collection I am interested in, then I will buy the fat quarters for that collection. Otherwise I only buy fat quarters as a stash builder and only if on sale. Thanks for the chance

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh I love to get the entire collection in fat quarters, but I'll also but singles at the lqs if I see something I like. My daughters sew too, so letting them pick a few is a great way to buy them fabric. Thanks for the chance!

Thim3 said...

I have bought a few fat quarter bundles but most of the time I buy a buy fat quarters here and there. I love love love scrap quilts so the more fat quarters I have the better.
thim3@hotmail.com

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I love to buy bundles...there are so many great FQ patterns that need 10 or more FQs...however, I have pulled FQs from my stash to do these patterns. I love finding great bargains on FQs at quilt shows and LQS sales..so those purchases are individual FQS that catch my interest. Cha-Ching! Thnx for the chance!

cherylj said...

I am not sure if my other comment went through...

I tend to buy fat quarters of collections. Other fabrics I usually buy 1/2 yard cuts of

Jennifer said...

By color! I also love Sail Away--beautiful pattern

CLS said...

I collect fat quarters based on colours and pure whim and fancy.

Vicki H said...

I have never bought a FQ bundle. I have picked up fqs now and again when on sale for 1-1.50 each.

Danielle said...

I've always loved to buy the huge, scrappy looking "wheels" of fat quarters.

Sandra said...

I usually try to buy fat quarters in one color. Sometimes I am a winner of fat quarters and then I try and buy fat quarters that will match those. I have acquired a lot of fat quarters and this book would sure help make a dent in these. You just want to make all of these projects. What an awesome book to have in your possession. Thank you for the chance to win. I follow your blog and will be back again to visit you.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Lee Ann L. said...

I've been collecting plaid fat quarters whenever I go to a quilt store. I am planning to make a plaid pineapple quilt someday. I also try to collect one FQ that I like from a quilt store too.

Patchwork Penguin said...

Oh my... sometimes I buy a FQ bundle if I really like the line. I have managed to talk myself out of a couple of those. Sometimes I buy for the color to build up that part of the stash. Really there is no rhyme or reason. I just buy.

Thanks for hosting!

Julie said...

I just buy fat quarters that I'm drawn to! No rhyme or reason!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I'm totally a collector of certain fabric designers. I usually buy whatever new line is out from Minick and Simpson and Jo Morton. I also collect a lot of Blackbird Designs fabrics, and French General. I think Sail Away is an awesome pattern--I would do it in blue and white--classic!

Quilty Conscience said...

I have never bought a fat quarter bundle. I think they are wonderful for people who have a problem choosing fabrics. But for me, I like mixing it up! I do a lot of scrappy quilts and I need a good mix. I LOVE fat quarters and I buy by color. I like the pattern you chose from the book. I'm looking forward to sneak peeks of the others. Toni

robin said...

I like to collect within fabric lines. This ensures that colors will coordinate and saves me that step!

robin said...

I like to collect within fabric lines. This ensures that colors will coordinate and saves me that step!

robin said...

I like to collect within fabric lines. This ensures that colors will coordinate and saves me that step!

robin said...

I like to collect within fabric lines. This ensures that colors will coordinate and saves me that step!

JB said...

I have a serious issue with fat quarters. I collect them all and usually want the whole line. Then they sit on my shelf because I'm not sure what to do with them (and don't really want to cut into them!). I may have a fabric hoarding issue... :D

barb said...

i am on a very limited income and cannot afford very very little fabric. i usually choose whatevery catches my attention babscorbitt@gmail.com

Jacque Dunn said...

I am the queen of fat quarters! They are like candy to me. I buy any of them that appeal to me - color, print, quirkiness - whatever. I would venture to say I own at least 1000 fat quarters and I could really use this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

Gill said...

I usually collect by colour - occasionally when I can afford it I'll buy most of a line!!

Sandy D said...

I have bought a few FQ bundles when I like the fabric line. For me I like having everything coordinated for me.

annemarie said...

I am a random collector - if it catches my eye, it comes home with me!

Jeri Niksich said...

I buy my fat quarters usually with a quilt in mind but on occasion just because the color & design will really catch my eye.

Linda said...

HELLO! I USUALLY BUY ON A WHIM>SELECTING WHAT I LIKE MOST.SOMETIMES I MIX COLLECTIONS TOO.

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Kathryn said...

I usually buy Civil War fat quarters, and buy the color I'm low on. Sometimes I'll buy 5-6 moderns that go together for a particular project.

Colleen M said...

I tend to buy the entire collection in a FQ bundle. Then I don't want to use them cause they are so pretty together! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to enter.

Sharon Eshlaman said...

I love civil war fabrics, so if I like the whole line, I'll purchase fats quarters. Sometimes I buy fat quarters or eighths, willy nilly - tuck them away waiting for a pattern to grab my attention. Thanks for a chance to win.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I have lots of floral fat quarters and quite a few batiks too but for most other types of fabrics I like to buy yardage.

Cats and Quilts said...

Fat Quarters are like crayons, to me. I can never have too big a box! I love to collect batik FQs when I travel to new stores because the are always different from the local shop I frequent.

If a complete bundle of a new line that I just love (but have no plan for) is available, I have been known to go home with it and say to myself, "Fiddle-de-de.. I'll think about that tomorrow!" It's good to have variety in the stash.

barbara woods said...

If I really like it I will buy fat quartets and yardage

LesQuilts said...

Hi! Thanks for the giveaway! I collect fat quarters, usually by collection, unless they are on sale for super cheap and I want to make a scrap quilt!
Take care, Leslie

Cecilia said...

I usually buy single ones, especially text prints and certain colors. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Sandy said...

Over the years I have collected Fat Quarters by what I want to work on at any given time. I did 30's for awhile and now have a quilt top from them. Then I collected black and whites for a row by row that I am doing with my quilt guild. Looks like a great book!

JoyceLM said...

I've collected a huge stash of batik fat quarters, and I've finally started using them. Thanks.

Kim in NC said...

I love batiks and can't afford to collect 2 yard cuts of each...but I can definitely purchase fat quarters!

Also, I enjoy collecting stripes and polka dots and happy colors in fat quarters. They can always be used to create a happy quilt!

Michele said...

Sometimes I purchase a collection of Fat Quarters, but most often I buy prints that appeal to me or that I "need" for a particular project

M.W. said...

I like to collect from a specific fabric line. If I like a line of fabrics and don't have a specific project in mind, I collect fat quarters from the line.
Shawn

Kyle said...

Generally, there's no rhyme or reason, but FQ are a great way to have a little of so many wonderful fabrics.

Janet said...

A little bit of everything. I occasionally buy a full line when I see one I really like, and I`ll buy a certain colour that I feel I need more of in my stash, and then there are just the random ones, that are just too pretty not to buy a fq of.

Auntie Clark said...

I buy fat quarters that appeal to me. I don't usually buy the bundles o fat quarters. Thanks for the chance to win!

Auntie Clark said...

I buy fat quarters that appeal to me. I don't usually buy the bundles o fat quarters. Thanks for the chance to win!

Crickets Corner said...

I buy fat quarters by the single or bundle. Most of the time there is no rhyme or reason to the ones I purchase. Once in a while I will purchase a specific group just so I know I have it on hand. Midwinter Reds is on my list to get the entire FQ bundle but yesterday I just bought three different ones just because I thought they were pretty.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I usually collect fat quarters that I like. It may be a certain line, like Civil War or 30's or modern. But I pick out ones that are pleasing to my eye.

Grammasheri said...

I collect fat quarters by this method: if it's pretty and I want it, I buy it. Sometimes singly, sometimes as a bundle.

Karen said...

I just pick up what I like. Some days it is reproduction civil war fabrics and others it is batiks. I never have a plan when I buy fat quarters.

Barb said...

We have a local quilt shop that quite often has fat quarter sales....the more you buy the cheaper they are.....so I stock up on whatever catches my eye!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda V said...

I buy one or two every chance I get at any fabric store. AND I cut left over yardage into fat quarters, too.

Angel said...

I collect fat quarters by purchasing bundles!

Lou said...

I don't really collect fats by designer or collection but usually color or theme:)

Laurel said...


In going thru my fabrics lately,it dawned on me that I have MANY more fat quarters than regular yardage!
Lately I have been infatuated with dots,any size, any color.. I have some that are clearly dotted and some that you have to look closely for the dots because they are incorporated into the whole design. Some day I'm going to make a quilt (or several) from the dotted fat quarters!

Sallie said...

I usually go for color. Thanks for the giveaway!

Nancy said...

I collect fat quarters like my boys used to collect hot wheels! Anything I see is game. Sometimes it is a whole line, other times I flip through the single fat quarters until something grabs my attention.
Fabric is fabric is fabric and it all makes me feel good.

Billy'sgirl said...

If it's pink, I can't resist! But usually, the soft florals or stripes call my name. (And I respond!)

Gloria said...

I buy fabric I like rather than complete lines, Plus I tend to buy a yard at a time - i would hate to have too little fabric.....

Lisa Marie said...

I sometimes buy bundles, but do find them hard to cut into! Often I'll buy individual FQs just because I need variety in a certain color or because I see something really cute I want to include in a scrap quilt.

Sherryl said...

Sail away seems to be pretty popular! It is definitely one sweet quilt. I think the brown-eyed girl is awesome too. Love the quilting on that one. What a great quilt that would make for a brown-eyed child - no matter what age.
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

quilter000 said...

I just plain love FABRIc in all sizes. But the fat quarter is by far one of the more usable and it sure goes a long way!!! I like to collect whole lines if I can buy. I also collect to have on hand some fabrics I consider never out of style like some quilts they just are always in style! so I guess bundles is best for me Thanks for a chance to win some great patterns!!

Wendy B said...

I collect by fabric 'love' ...if I love it, I must have it! then I stash it and pop it out to stroke it every now and then!!!! Perhaps I should REALLY make something with them????
thanks for the chance to 'destash' my stash!
sugary hugs :O)

Marguerite said...

I just posted a comment about this quilt. I really like it. That's surprising for me, because this is not my typical taste. Love the idea of using up fat quarters. Want to replenish my stash, but I need to use up some of it for room. LOL

GG said...

I collect fat quarters by type - like batiks, by colors I love and by designer.

Dianna Whitehead said...

Hi! My first quilt was a Turing Twenty made out of batik fat quarters! I have been collecting red fq's for a king-size red and white quilt w/embroidery that I going to do one of these days and I love 1930's fq's, too! The Sail Away pattern is my favorite, too and the ruler sounds like fun! Thank you for the chance to win!

ytsmom said...

I collect FQ's in many ways. If I like the line, but don't have a quilt in mind, I buy FQ's. Also like to buy 30's in FQ's because most of those projects are scrappy. Someday I want to make a dotty quilt, so buy those in FQ's too.

Anna McCurdy said...

Vickie,
I collect fabrics that have appeal that I want a little bit of but can't afford to buy lots of yardage.
I also collect neutrals and Kaffe fassett fabrics so that I can lots of variety of his designs.
Thanks for participating in the hop and for the chance to win one of her lovely books. I particularly like the Caribbean Cooler pattern.
Regards from Alberta,
Anna

pajtr said...

I'm new to FQ collecting... Usually added to stash in 1 yard cuts... But did buy several FQ whole collections that I still have not been able to make myself open up!! They are SO lovely, all stacked up and ribbon tied!!!

Such textile beauty!!!
Pat T.
in Michigan

pajtr said...

I'm new to FQ collecting... Usually added to stash in 1 yard cuts... But did buy several FQ whole collections that I still have not been able to make myself open up!! They are SO lovely, all stacked up and ribbon tied!!!

Such textile beauty!!!
Pat T.
in Michigan

Kristy said...

I collect fat quarters based totally on emotion. Whatever I am feeling that day influences the picks. It actually works out very well, for having a nice diversity of fabrics.

banjo795 said...

I don't have a rational reason why I buy fat quarters, I just buy them when they strike my fancy!

Chris said...

I like to buy 6 to 12 at a time that coordinate. I have a large collection-need to start some projects!

Sarah said...

Hi Vickie, I used to collect coordinating fat quarters with a project in mind, but these days without time to sew and more disposable income I tend to buy whole lines of fat quarters and wait for time and inspiration to sew. Really this means I collect, pat and hoard them!

TADVR said...

FQ's are one of those things that are very subjective to the time/place/mood etc. Whatever strikes my fancy at that time, especially if I'm SW Decoratives in Albuquerque and must get FQ of their specialties or at a Quilt Show when I fall in love with a collection

Judy @ CQC Library said...

I buy then when they're on sale 7 just buy whatever strikes my fancy!

Janet said...

I also like Sail Away. There is no rhyme or reason to my selection; sometimes it's a FQ bundle if I like the line a lot; sometimes it's a few from a line and other times I'll just buy one I like a lot! Thanks for sponsoring the great giveaway.

GranChris said...

I usually collect a set but if I see one I like I will buy it.

giddy99 said...

I'm all over the place. Sometimes I buy a FQ bundle of a specific line, sometimes I buy a color-coordinated bundle, and sometimes I just pick up random FQs that I like. :)

giddy99 said...

I'm all over the place. Sometimes I buy a FQ bundle of a specific line, sometimes I buy a color-coordinated bundle, and sometimes I just pick up random FQs that I like. :)

Donna W said...

I usually buy individual fat quarters. But I do love the bundles and they tend to come home with me also.

Sharon Brower said...

Hello... My name is Sharon and I am a Fat Qtr Hoarder. I could really use this book!

Joan H. said...

I enjoy buying fat quarter bundles because I don't have to worry about color coordination. I occasionally by single fat quarters "just because I like it"

shawn said...

Just whatever catches my eye that day.
(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

trudys_person said...

I love buying FQs! I have a big stash of 1930s reproduction FQs, and if I don't have a specific use for a fabric, I buy a FQ. Thank you for the giveaway!

lauraluvsloons said...

I seem to collect a lot of French General fabrics. I love the La Belle Fleur line. It would be perfect for "Cutoffs" from this book.

Rachell said...

Before the last few months, I just grab a far quarter or two when they're on sale, or I love the color or print, and sometimes when I have a specific scrappy paper-piecing project I'm working in, and cut strips for that.
Since entering the blogging universe, I've discovered designers and fabric collections, and have several I'm obsessed with now. It helped to have a specific pattern in mind with cutting plans, so now I'm getting the hang if how to cut those beautiful quarters to get the most out of them. Having coordinated collections is fun and easier to plan quilts!

KMSC said...

I buy a few fat quarters if I'm stitching a scrap quilt and need to fill in colors and designs. I'm really trying to use up my stash!

Karrie Smith said...

A new fabric store opened up by me that sells small pieces of fabric, such as FQ, for really cheap and I've been picking up those. Thanks for the chance to win! This book looks so good!

Barb said...

I am a fat quarter addict...bright colors, geometrics, Civil War prints, you name it, I like them. I say that I paint with fabric instead of brushes and canvas. I definitely need to get this book and sew, sew, sew.

Purl Buttons said...

I look for true gingham and then I look at anything that catches my eye. I arrange by color in my stash.

Cynthia Knapp said...

I generally choose fat quarters for the colors I'm looking for in a project.
Cyndy Knapp

Sandy said...

I usually choose by collection line.

WhoMom said...

I collect fat quarters in fits and starts. Depending on the mood I'm in and if I'm shopping for something in particular. Shop Hops are a notorious way for me to get fat quarters.
Lyn

terrieannie said...

I started out as a "whim" buyer to build a varied stash. Then I moved on to a "purpose" buyer when I was making LGD purses. Now I'm loving the "curated" sets available, so that makes me a "whim with purpose" buyer!

Lisa said...

Sometimes if I just love a whole line I buy the bundle, if I'm in a town that has a quilt shop, I will buy randome fat quarters that I like. Sometimes I order grab bags and they will have various fat quarters!

Carmen said...

I tend to aim towards flower prints

Teressa P. said...

I like bright, bold colors and prints. Thanks for the chance to win!

Deb said...

i don't think I've ever really "bought" a fat quarter. i own about 100...all won on blogs! So i collect whatever is being given away!

Anne said...

I do like to buy a fat quarter bundle but I have been adding in some solids to break things up a bit. I try to catch myself from buying too much blue, esp if it is aqua blue. I love polka dots too, thanks for the suggestion. I may use polka dots for blenders now!

EmileeHope said...

I just buy what catches my eye...or I used to, I need to use up my stash right now, so no new things unless for a specific project!

jenni said...

Well for years I only collected fat quarters by the bundle. But I am learning to branch out and buy fatquarters that I love. Or if I want to make an orange quilt I will pick up orange fat quarters when I am out shopping. Eventually I will have enough!

Jitka said...

I really do not collect FQ. I buy used shirts in Salvation Army and use it in ordinary way. I prefer bright colours.

Sarah_L_N said...

I don't usually buy whole lines in fqs, too expensive for me, so for those I buy charm packs or layer cakes. I totally loved Cuzco, so I also bought quite a lot of them as fqs once I had the layer cake. I have a lot of fqs in bright colours, I don't tend to go for particular patterns, but I do seem to prefer brights, particularly orange, yellow and pinks.

VickiT said...

I would love to collect an entire fabric collection of fat quarters, but that gets quite expensive. I've only got 2, maybe 3 like that. One of those I have was something I won. Most of the time I buy small fat quarter bundles with just a few or individual FQ's as I've been doing with black and white FQs. I have also bought some of the small fat quarter 5 packs from JoAnn Fabrics in bright neon colors to use to make things for my 1 yr old Granddaughter. She's VERY interested in my fabrics now and comes to visit me in my sewing room daily. She immediately grabs the 4 fat quarter packs I've bought so far to use for her and plays with them. She LOVES all of them. I LOVE that I'm teaching her young to love fabric. I have plans for that girl (and my fabric stash when I am gone). HAHA

Nancy B said...

Usually, if I'm needing a fabric fix, and I see something that speaks to me, I'll pick up a fat-quarter. I have a big clear jar on top of a cabinet in my sewing room that I store them in. Would love to win the book and thank you for the chance.

Happy Sewing!
Nancy

Melissa said...

I buy FQ if a fabric catches my eye and it isn't available in a larger cut. Otherwise, I generally go for a 1/2 yard so I have plenty to work with.