Friday, August 3, 2007

Five Fat Quarters

Recently I have been embarrassed by the size of my fabric stash. I seem to have a huge amount of fabric, each scrap of which I feel I will be using any day now. In an effort to actually stop fooling myself, I have been trying to find a use for all the fat quarters I collect. I found a link to a site with a clever way of constructing grocery bags. Instead of using yardage I have modified the pattern so I can use five fat quarters at a time and end up with very few scraps. The first photo shows three bags on my Kitchen floor after a shopping trip. The second photo shows them all snuggled up in their pockets for the next trip to the store. The website with the instructions is and your need to search on the word Singlet. The tutorial is excellent and the best part about it is that it seems to have been written by someone who actually sews.

Fifteen fat quarters used (5 per bag), 47 trillion left!

1 comment:

Bristolcare said...

I think you must be a very organized person!
I am always amazed by the amount of work you are able to produce in what seems to be a very short time!