fat quarter quickies blog tour.

24 June 2013

welcome to the fat quarter quickies blog tour, y'all.

fat quarter quickies (cover)
after the announcement of my book, fellow martingale author, kathy brown, was kind enough to share an ebook of her newest release, fat quarter quickies.
(thanks, kathy. xoxo)

fat quarter quickies is a collection of quick and easy quilts.
with this book, you will learn to efficiently cut fat quarters into smaller units for any quilt pattern that features precut strips and squares.
and we all love working with those precut sizes, don't we?

fat quarter quickies. (sail away.)
i was asked to share my favorite project from the book.
i instantly fell in love with sail away.

it meets all of the rachel criteria: lots of white/cream solid, pops of color AND simplistic.
winner winner chicken dinner.
PLUS, it's just so very pretty.
*sigh*

pretties for sail away quilt.
i pulled some fabrics to make my very own sail away quilt.
it's going to be dreamy, right?

fabric = bliss by bonnie & camille for moda

no blog tour would be complete without a giveaway:
one lucky ps i quilt reader will win their own fat quarters quickies ebook!!!
just leave a comment telling me how many fat quarters you think you have in your stash.
{winner will be announced wednesday.}

and don't forget to visit all the peeps on our blog tour:
{they'll also be having giveaways!!!}

june 17th
sew unique creations

june 18th
pam kitty morning

june 19th
spun sugar quilts

june 20th
martingale

june 21st
moda lissa

june 22nd
silver thimble quilt co

june 23rd
jaybird quilts

june 24th
ps i quilt

june 25th
the teacher's pet

happy touring.

*comments closed. winner will be announced shortly.*

xo, rachel

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168 comments:

Kristi said...

Oh my, I bet somewhere near 200 - probably more :)

Sarah said...

I don't have many fat quarters for some reason. A lot of my cuts are either smaller (charm pack or layer cakes) or bigger...

suemac said...

Most of what I have are fat quarters. I probably have around 150. I would love a book with more patterns for fat quarters. I am using the same patterns over and over again because they have worked so well for me.

Julie said...

I only have a couple because I am very new to quilting. But I look at others stashes and dream of building my own one day. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

Alicia said...

I probably have about 150 or so. They are just so pretty, I don't want to cut them up!

anyadahab said...

I would have to guess that the number is somewhere between 100 and 150. The are so dangerous at the store, I always end up getting them as I am at the checkout line.

Sandra said...

Way too many fat quarters in my stash. They are everywhere - by my sewing machine; in a box under my bed; in another box in a closet. I could make every single project in this wonderful book and still have fat quarters left over. Yes, I really really do need to win my own copy. I love every project and so want to make them - for me. Thank you for the chance to win.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Tiffany said...

I probably have about 100 fat quarters :O

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

In the stash that I have here or do I have to count the stash I sent home with my parents since we'll be moving closer to them soon ;) Here, I think I only kept about 20 and I'm trying to use them up quickly!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I can see why you fell for that one....fingers are crossed for this ebook....thanks Rachael

M.W. said...

I bet I have somewhere around 150-175 fat quarters. I love to collect these. If I win the book I will make the sail away quilt with some of them.
Shawn

Barbie Mills said...

I don't usually buy fat quarters, I think I have about 7 in my stash right now. I usually buy half or full yards.

Rachel said...

Somewhere around 10?! I usually buy half yard cuts :)

Laurie said...

im just a beginner quilter so probably 5 or so...

Jodi said...

I probably have about 100 or so right now, maybe more.

Lillian said...

I have way to many to count!And if
i did i think i would have to go buy more -lol

Marilyn said...

ummm, maybe 7-10 and they are all Bliss by Connie and Camille...eye candy:)

paige said...

I have at least 2 full bundles and then another 50 or so (probably more - lol)

Lisa said...

Maybe 100???

Nancy said...

At least 200 (that I will admit to ;))!

Linda said...

HELLO! PROBABLY AROUND 100 FAT QUARTERS IN MY QUILTING CABINET!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

DianeY said...

I probably have about 100. I tend to buy half yards more often.but they're good for FQ quilts, too!

Lani @ Simply Fresh Vintage said...

Several hundred ... at a minimum :)

Sara Hall said...

I don't have a lot of fat quarters in my stash...I'm thinking it's somewhere under 50 FQs. I buy more in yardage and precuts!

NanaMoran said...

That pattern is very sweet...and all quilts with Bonnie and Camille fabric are lovely!! I have about 120 fat quarters now. I mostly buy half yards. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

Shanners said...

I don't think I have any fat quarters in my stash right now. I think I have all bigger cuts at the moment. Though my stash isn't very big. Maybe it needs to grow with some fat quarters. :D

Pam said...

Oh dear, I really like to buy in half yards at the smallest but buy fat quarters to "play" with and I just had a quick count up and stopped at 130. I store them in groups of 10 so easy to count.

Penny from S.C. said...

Oh me, I know over 200 because I have a huge pack of 30's fat quarters that I haven't even open yet! I just love looking at them on my shelf...

Just Sew Sue said...

Too many that I no longer like and not enough of new fabric. :)

Melanie said...

At least 200, but probably more. Yikes! I have more on the way from an online shopping spree this weekend! Must get sewing soon.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Shauna said...

Not enough.....hehehe I think I probably have have 100, but and craving some Madhuri.

Ellen Williams said...

Looks like I need to build up my stash of FQ's again lol. Love the baby quilt.

Marsha said...

27... I counted... apparently I need more in comparison to the comments you've received, so I'm going out and adding to my stash!

VickiT said...

Oh gosh, since I just got a new FQ bundle recently which was a big one, I'm sure I must have at least150 fat quarters, if not more.

Debbie Lou said...

Oh, that's something I don't keep track of, but I probably have at least 100 to 150 fat quarters in my collection. It's hard to cut them up for some reason! Thanks!

Carmen said...

Probably only 2 dozen. I don't consider it a big stash as I'm still a beginner

Angela said...

I LOVE fat quarters! I probably have around 100.

Ellyn said...

maybe 50? I have lots of "partial" fat quarters, LOL that I have cut pieces out of for this and that...

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

Actually, not so many FQs...maybe 25. I usually buy way too much yardage.

Erica said...

I am not a stasher! I probably have less than 10 on hand.

Lisa Marie said...

How many FQs? Enough to make all the quilts in the book, no doubt!

Teri said...

Really, only a dozen or so. Mainly I use scraps from other projects.

Sharon said...

I would have to say around 50. I didn't start collecting them until recently. I have always had some, just not very many. I find they are so useful and it is ok to cut into them!

Madeline said...

oh, gee, I know of 300 right off the bat, because I bought 2 batches of 100, and then 32 here, and 42 there, must be over 350. I do use them up 30 at a time, though, when I make a quilt with them. But at least 100 are just odd pieces, that I got in a surprise pkge or that I just couldnt resist.

Julie said...

Not enough. I'm new to quilting and have probably around 10-15. I'm always eyeing more though!

Katelyn said...

So I went and counted after reading today's post and I have 160 fatquarters that I can see with my eyes... don't tell! The bad part after that is that I still have many charms, a couple jellys, and several yards and half yards. oops...guess I better get sewing. :)

Michele said...

I think I have a little over 200, but tell my husband. Thanks for a chance at an e-book:)

Billy'sgirl said...

I sat here and counted in my mind for a few minutes and (yikes) I'd better go count! Probably about 100! Can't resist them. They are like single serving candy bars in the grocery check-out lne!

Joan and Kevin said...

I have over 300.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Diane said...

wow, I have well over 500 fat quarters. Don't tell my husband.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Jessica said...

Maybe 40? I have more half yards :D

Michele said...

I probably have 150 or more. Afraid to count..

Kitty said...

Maybe 100? I think I need more... :-)

Kim in NC said...

I have 4 boxes and 3 dresser drawers full of fat quarters...so maybe 400-500?

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

I probably only have about 20 fat quarters in my collection, and having read some of the other comments I don't feel one bit bad about my little collection now! Haha! I do have plenty of other fabric scraps though, and I'd love to win that book. :o) Thank you!

Paige said...

I don't keep a huge stash. I would guess I have about 18 fat quarters. Thanks for a chance to win!

Brooke @ little b quilts said...

Hmmm, I don't have many fat quarters. Maybe just 20?

brookeali(at)Hotmail.com

Sue H said...

I probably have between 50 and 60 right now, just used a lot making an Impromptu quilt - thanks for that pattern - I love it!

Nancy said...

Maybe 20 fat quarters...methinks I need more...
Thanks for the chance to win!
:)

Rhonda D. said...

Most of my fabric stash is made up of FQs. I probably have at least
400. Thanks for the chance to win.

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Melody said...

I just went and counted 198 and I love each and every one.

Sarah said...

Probably about 25. I've learned that I like larger cuts better.

Cats and Quilts said...

I have between 175 - 225. (blush) But they all have a purpose!!!! I swear they do!

Did you know: Batik FQs look terrific in an 18" x 24" frame!

Will you post the finished Sail Away when youj're done?

Ginny Worden said...

I'm not counting, but I know I have several 60 litre Rubbermade tubs full, and a few drawers as well.If I don't count I can truthfully answer I don't know.Is there such a thing as too many?????

Jo said...

Oh my, I would hate to count then but would estimate around 150. What a great looking book !

Anne D said...

I have more than I should. Probably around 200. I am too scared to even estimate. The book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win

Christine M said...

I probably have too many just sitting there! I know there is a bag with about 50 or so just sitting there ready to start a Civil War quilt!

Vicky K said...

I would love to win a copy of this book as I'm a FQ girl not a precut girl and it would be a win win. Plus today is my Birthday and would be a lovely gift ;)

Jessica Christensen said...

LOL! I have a number of FQ packs, so the number of FQs would be in the 200+ range. Okay. That's gross to have to put a number to it . . .

foodmathquilts said...

Good question! I'm addicted, and have been doing more shopping than sewing in the past year or two. I was going to say 100, the I mentally started counting bundles, yikes! I probably have over 200 fat quarters. Thank goodness I only have three more teaching days before a summer I sewing!

Sarah

clairesoprano said...

I actually think I only have 6 or 8 fat quarters in my stash. But scraps? Now, that's a different story!

Teressa P. said...

I know right now I have only 15 but those are going to be used for my bee next month. Thanks for the chance to win!

Allison C said...

I would have to guess around 50, but I'm going to have about 20-30 once I start cutting them this week.

Kathy said...

At least 50 - probably more!

Gayle said...

I would guess 135

aka ~ Mildred said...

Not even close to enough ;)

Beth said...

Maybe 50, crazy prints mostly!

lauraluvsloons said...

Most of my stash are FQ's so I must have around 150.

Deb said...

Let's see....maybe 100.

Mary Arline Smith said...

Rachel,I have so enjoyed visiting
you today. You prompted me to actually count my Fat Quarters. If
I didn't miss any, I have 215.
"Thank you" for offering the e-book.
Mary Arline

Sandra said...

Ha. Depends who's asking...If my hubby is asking~probably 9 or 10, if it's another quilter then they could probably add a zero to the end of that. I tend to buy by the yard if I'm at a store, but I buy bundles of FQ's at shows etc., and I usually get one or two for my birthday or Christmas or... thanks for the giveaway!

Patty said...

I think I probably have about 80. I have been buying more pre-cuts lately instead of fat quarters.

Susan said...

Honestly.... Zero.... I would love to have some:) usually buy by yardage at store I shop at.

Have a blessed day,

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Actual fat quarters I've bought? Maybe 10 ... Fat quarters I've cut out of shirts? At least 30. Thanks for the chance at a fun giveaway!

kate said...

i have about 25 fat quarters in my stash...not a lot of storage space i my house!
:)

Beth said...

I have only about 4 fat quarters, but tons of 1 yard pieces, I would love a pattern book with ideas for small quantities of fabric.

Kathryn said...

How many? At least 100!!

Rainy said...

I have about 30 fat quarters, most of my fabric is either bigger pieces or smaller scraps...need to work on that.

Katy said...

I think I have about 10 fat quarters in my stash. I have about 15 half yard cuts. Sail Away is a cute pattern!

Laura said...

Too many! But after tomorrow there will be fewer. We are setting up to make quilts for those that have been evacuated and are now homeless from devestating floods here in Western Canada.

Thim3 said...

I love love love fat quarters. I think I have over 100...I try to use them up as much as I can but I keep buying them.
thim3@hotmail.com

jayne said...

Now that's a question that makes me pause...I say never enough! My husband...he would not say that! If you are talking full fat quarters, maybe 30-40. Partial, maybe 20-30! Looks like I could use this book so I can make use of some of them!

DEAN FAMILY said...

Oh I'd probably say around 115ish sounds about right. I'm sure this book would come in handy real nice. Thanks!

Tamie said...

Oh my, most of my stash consists of fat quarters. If I were to count them and then multiply them by a very conservative two dollars a piece (or even three) then I would know how much I have invested in fabric. That might be eye opening. I know I have at least several hundred. They are great for scrappy quilts!!

Anne said...

I am just starting building my stash. I would say I have 50 fat quarters. Time to make something!

anorthowife said...

Well, I'm on a "no new fabric" kick and I've been slowly whittling down my stash. . . So maybe 20? 25? 30???

BKringel said...

Probably 25 to 30 FQ's right now. Would love some ideas for projects tho!

Leslie can't stop quilting said...

I am going to say at least 1000....I am addicted to fabric and I am not ashamed to say it!!!!!!!!!!! (O:

Kathy said...

I would have to say about 50. I use to collect them but not so much anymore. Would love to win a book on how to use up more of my stash. Thanks for the opportunity.

cakegirl said...

Please don't ask me to count as I really don't want to know. fat quarters are my downfall. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Liz said...

About 50. I've moved on to half yards now - which is even worse. The book would be fantastic.

Brynn said...

Maybe 40? I tend to like half yards better, but my budget keeps voting for fat quarters ;)

EmileeHope said...

I would guess around 40-50 at least! They are so fun to collect! :)

SheilaN8 said...

I just did 2 rainbow colored quilts and that made a serious debt in my fat quarter shelf. I have 3 left. Yep. 3! Lol!

jenni said...

At least 100, shhh don't tell my husband!

Kye48 said...

Too many to count. Over 250.

Kye48 said...

Too many to count. Over 250.

Jitka said...

I could sound funny, but I have no fat quarters. I use yardage and I buy usually 1/2 yard.

pennydog said...

I've cut into most of mine so they're no longer a full quarter, plus I had a recent destash so I'm going to guess at 40-60, but only 25 whole ones.

Cindy said...

I am sure I have well over 100 fat quarters in my stash. A book like this would be well used! :) Thank you so much for the chance at winning one!

junacreationsuk.blogspot.co.uk said...

I was very lucky to be given a box of fat quarters at cost of all muted tonal fabrics, I've used so many of them already and still have about 20 left, but then I have three draws of long quarters, half metres, half fat quarters all waiting to be used (I'm also very lucky to be given odds and ends everytime I go and pick up my fabric order), so winning this book would really, really help :o)

Dianne said...

LOTS of fat quarters as I was on a buying spree for those when I first started quilting. Some may be missing corners or strips, and I'm looking forward to using more in a scrappy quilt.

Karen said...

I am not a huge collector (or so I thought), but I probably have about 250. So I guess I need this book LOL!

suz said...

My name is Suz and I'm a fat quarter addict. I love scrappy quilts and fat quarters are a great way to get the most bang for your buck! This book would be a great addition to my quilt patterns!

Bonnie said...

Ha! Lots but I use them a lot too. I'm guessing between 200 to 250. And I keep them in baskets and boxes on top of some book shelves. They are my "go to" fabric for small projects.

B Drou said...

I probably have between 50 and 100. I've been stash busting a bit lately... Thanks for this chance!!

Nicole said...

Probably around 100! I need to get to work using them!

Jan Baker said...

I love fat quarters but I believe I only have about 60. It will be increasing because I talked my boys into giving me fabric for birthdays and Christmas,

karen k said...

Looks like a great book. I don't have too many FQs but I'm collecting as I am starting to love quilting! These quilt blogs are a wonder for those of us just getting started.

IHeartQuilting said...

If I had to guess, I'd say I probably have maybe 50 fat quarters in my stash. If my budget doesn't allow a bigger fabric purchase, I tend to grab a few, just to satisfy my craving at the time. :)

LauraC said...

Maybe 100, which seems like a lor but I really don't feel like I have mearly enough fabric to do anything with it. Hmmm

Dianna Whitehead said...

Hi! I have too many!! I just can't count them all!! I agree with you, though, Sail Away is my favorite so far, although they are all beautiful and I would like to make them all. Thank you for the chance to win!!

NextVanGogh said...

for FQs, I have a big bin full! It's probably in the neighborhood of 2-300. I've never counted. :)

Julie said...

I have at least 150 to 175 single fat quarters, I have another 75-100that are in fat quarter bundles. I would say I need some patterns for these :)

Sarah_L_N said...

Um, do I really have to admit that?! lol :) Most of my stash is fqs, I would think I have at least 200, but I'm erring on the side of caution with that estimate, so as not to scare myself ;)

Tammy said...

I have about 6 shoeboxes full... Probably close to 200...

Nita said...

Not enough, lol! Seems I never have what I need and have to go shopping again.

barb said...

i have six fat quarters babscorbitt@gmail.com

Marjorie Nath said...

My guess is that I probably have less than 20 fat quarters in my stash. I spent alot of my first 30 years making clothes, buying yardage of 3+yards, so I am still afraid that there is not enough in a fat qtr. to make anything. I would love to win the book that shows me that I can survive with the fat quarters.
thelady at hotmail.com

Karen Dobbs said...

How many fat quarters do I have? My guess is maybe 50? Thanks for the opportunity to win the book. That would help with those fat quarters!

Mary Kay said...

I probably have between 75 - 100, but don't tell my husband :) i have started doing some machine embroidery so all those fat quarters have been a help!

Terry Kessinger said...

Without counting them, I'd guess I have around 70 or so. Gosh, that isn't that many compare to some, but I bet my husband would freak out, given I also have charm packs and yardage in addition to the fat quarters! (and I'm so proud!) :)

Jennifer said...

I'm like a lot of others that commented - I have more precuts and yardage(whites, neutrals). Over time, I've used up my fat quarters with fun little quilts. However, I probably have a few dozen still in my stash. They come in handy - specially when then are from collections by the same designer and they start mixing and matching with each other. Making so many little baby quilts this summer - many babies being born in my circle of friends and family.

shawn said...

Wow, some of these ladies have a lot haha I think I have only about 17 right now.
(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

lag123 said...

I probably have some where around 200.

lag110 at mchsi dot com

robin said...

currently I think I only have about 14 FQ is my stash...I'm just starting out so I could definately use M.O.R.E!

l carolyn Ghearing said...

YES! Your quickie quilt will be dreamie, of course, anything with red in it is dreamie for me! I probably have 30 fat quarters in my stash, mostly oldies but goodies...

mary said...

can never have enough fat Quarters

annemarie said...

I guess 20 or so - am not really sure!

Paige Watkins said...

As a novice quilter, I only have a few fat quarters. Well, "a few" in quilting terms- I probably have around 30 untouched fat quarters, most of which I bought while working at a craft store (they looked so beautiful and bundled up and tied with string). Thanks for this opportunity to win a great book of patterns- I am always on the lookout for them as it is!

Sharon Eshlaman said...

I don't have very many any more as I've been using them for scrap quilts. I'd guess I have around 3 dozen. thanks for a chance to win.

Qltr89 said...

Oh gosh, they are in 2.5 bedroom closets. I had to leave half of the spare bedroom closet empty in case someone comes to visit. My guess is over 1,000 fat quarters. Now, you've made me rethink my fabric purchasing method. Not lol. Thank you for the chance to win the e-book.

Susan said...

I probably only have around 120...Thanks for the chance to win the ebook!

Jess said...

Ah, I love fat quarters! My stash isn't very big, but most of it is FQs, so I'd say I probably have 35-40. Thanks!

Andrea said...

I'm going to say I have over 50...I started buying Fat Quarter late...most of my fabric is at least a half yard or more.

Sharon said...

I'm guessing 75ish. I have as much 1/2 yd. cuts as fat quarters.

ytsmom said...

Hmmm, good question! I just bought 63 (at a super buy) Friday, have 3 FQ bundles, plus various others. At least 300, probably more! Thanks for participating.

Gill said...

Probably around 50!

JoyceLM said...

I've been subscribed to the Fat Quarter Shop's batik FQ club for about 5 years, so that's at least 700 in my stash (I have actually used a few). Thanks.

Mallorie Anderson said...

I probably have about 70 FQ's right now. I keep finding them more and more useful as I get into scrappier quilts :)

Terri said...

I know I have less than a dozen--I like using them as they are a perfect size for so many things.

Katie Cohagen said...

I have to have over 400! I am slowly using them up!

Cindy said...

I'm thinking around 50. Sounds like I need to add to my stash too!:) Thanks!

Kathy Sue said...

I have some but like any dedicated quilter I would have to say - not enough!

KatieQ said...

After reading your post, I decided to count how many I have before commenting. I stopped at 125 and there were still 2 more boxes. Ugh! Time to start using them.

Vicki H said...

I'm not sure how many I have, maybe arouns 40-50. They are great eye candy.

Laurie Tully said...

I'm guessing I have 20 fat quarters in my stash.

Emily said...

I don't usually buy FQs because they seem to be more expensive than just buying yardage from the bolt, so do I count how many FQs can fit in all my yardage?? In that case, about eleventy million :)

barbara woods said...

I have just been quilting quilting year and a half so maybe 50

Carol Candlish said...

I have no idea, but if I have to guess, it would be in the hundreds!

Karrie Smith said...

less than 50

Melissa said...

I actually don't purchase FQ very often, and when I do, they tend to get used immediately. I'm guessing I probably have 10-15 on hand.

equilter said...

At least 50, probably more...

Pank said...

Shh don't tell I hide mine under my bed in a flat long sweater container and it is full. Plus I have some in a cloth bag waiting to be used for a project. There must be close to 50-75. Sure is hard when such cute stuff comes out.

bobbie23nc said...

I don't know an exact number but it's not enough!

bobbie23nc said...

I don't know an exact number but it's not enough!

Lee said...

I counted them - 14 exactly! thanks!

Sheila Howard said...

I probably have about 175 fat quarters and even more pre-cuts.
Fat quarters were the first cuts of fabric I used as a beginning quilter and they still come in handy.
Thank you for the giveway, the book looks FANTASITC!

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