February 1 ~ Fat Quarter Project of the Day

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It’s February! It’s Fat Quarter Month on the Sew,Mama,Sew! blog! This month we have a fun line-up of new tutorials, just perfect for using fat quarters. We’re hosting a swap this month, we’re talking stash and we’re giving away fat quarter packs all month long. Comment anytime this week to win one of 8 fat quarter packs (6 fat quarters per pack). This week’s FQ giveaway pack prints are predominantly… Orange! (Don’t forget comments are also still open for Free Fabric Friday through Monday morning.)

Every day we also have a Fat Quarter Project of the Day to highlight inspiration and resources for fun ways to use fat quarters. Tomorrow Kristin will share everything you ever wanted to know about a Fat Quarter; see you then!

Tufted Pillow by Malka, a stitch in dye

Malka shows how the right fabric can make the perfect statement with her tufted pillow.

Other pillows we love. For related tutorials try here, here and here.

Share your pillow link in the comments below, or point us to related tutorials and inspiration.

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259 Responses to February 1 ~ Fat Quarter Project of the Day

  1. Lee says:

    I am learning to sew and in love with quilting arts, although I have not done “sew” myself just yet. I love this site and the fantastic ideas..it just sends my imagination into overdrive!! I can’t wait to become a great quilter!!!

  2. Amy Madden says:

    Keep the fat quarters ideas coming! I’m just starting to sew and grabbed an assortment I’m going to experiment with. Orange is good! 🙂

  3. Kathleen says:

    Orange is my favorite! Thanks for all of the great fat quarter ideas.

  4. Heddy says:

    Love fat quarter projects. Thanks for all the great ideas and inspiration. Thank you!

  5. Shelley C says:

    I sew need to follow your blog! I have FQs that I just never use up…I buy but don’t use so this will be a great way to find things to do with them. Thanks…now to the home page where I can sign up to follow….

  6. Violet says:

    Great idea! Looking forward to some wonderful FQ ideas.

  7. Mary says:

    I love the tufted pillow, those little buttons really make the pillow. The orange with the turquoise really pops.

  8. This makes me want to get out my sewing machine and dust it off. Fun.

  9. M Rosemary Dempster says:

    What a great idea! We all have fat quarters lying about waiting for the right project, and once you use them up, you just have to go and buy some more!! (Love the cushion!)

  10. Anne says:

    I linked over here via whip up. I’m so glad I found you! These fat quarter ideas are perfect for my daughter who is just learning to sew.

  11. Stacy says:

    I love the idea of using fat quarters for pillows. Very creative. the fabric is also a wonderful cheerful color.

  12. Janet Peters says:

    That pillow is something my grand daughter who is 10 will be making and she is really thrilled to see colors like that. So bright and yet so sophisticated. Never thought of using the color combo like that. Her and I will be shopping for fabrics that will make a statement like the orange, yellow and turquoise. PERFECT

  13. Megan says:

    Oh joy — I have lots and lots of fat quarters, bought on sale and for no other reason than I liked the prints. Looking forward to making something useful with all of them.

  14. Ronda says:

    I am so happy you are having a fat quarter month, this is also my birthday months so that means some extra cash to buy more fat quarters. I love that you can get really expensive fabric in a fat quarter at a great price.

  15. Laura says:

    I have bought a dozen or so fat quarter packs in blue and have all the pieces cut out for a queen-size Snail’s Trail, now just to get back to piecing with two naughty kittens around….

  16. teffy says:

    I love that pillow! The pattern on the fabric kinda looks like cheerios!

  17. jennifer says:

    i never know what to do with little bits – that pillow is fabulous!

  18. I love fat quarters. I can’t seem to stay away. So square. So ironed, so neatly folded. So cute.

  19. Judith says:

    There is so much fabric tempting me to feed my addiction! And orange fabric is SOOOOO tempting; even the sound of the word orange is alluring!

  20. Marlana says:

    Always such inspiration on your page!

  21. Kate says:

    I have been pillow obsessed for weeks now! Thanks for fueling the fire!

  22. Melissa says:

    I can’t wait to see the tutorials this month!

  23. Aparna says:

    What amazing and colorful inspiration these pillows are! Most of them look rather difficult to make but I am definitely going to try and make one this week. I have never done free-form quilting so a small project like this would be a good place to start.

  24. Kim says:

    Thank you so much for FQ month! It’s a great idea to get us all inspired.

  25. Heather A says:

    Wow, this is fantastic. I am a great gatherer and horder of fat quarters, but can never come up with that ‘perfect’ project in which to use them. Thanks, Sew Mama!

  26. lifeasamama says:

    oh i’m a HUGE fat quarter fan, and our local sewing store just doesn’t have the selection that I’d like…. but I’m loving to see what you do with them! I made a reversible purse for me and a tiny one for my daughter the other day out of two fat quarters… it was so much fun!

  27. Denise says:

    What a fun pillow! The color and pattern makes me think of summer and smile 🙂
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  28. Pumpkinbear says:

    Is it weird that I’ve never sewn with a fat quarter before? I sew a lot, and quilt, but I usually try to thrift or recycled my materials. If something is free, though, well, that’s a diferent story…

  29. Rebecca George says:

    Ooh, I’m so excited. I can’t wait to see all the projects!!!

  30. Bonney says:

    I love my fat quarters. They hold so much potential. Sometimes it’s hard to cut them up!

  31. Liana says:

    I too have been intimidated by fat quarters, but this looks like a great idea!

  32. avina says:

    This is so fun! Great cushion!

  33. Amanda Ryan says:

    Oooh orange, how lovely. Please throw my name in the hat.

  34. Cath says:

    wow what a cute pillow =D I’m in love for the baby booties, I wish I knew someone with a baby to make them xD (I actually know someone but I think I need to stop knitting things for the cute baby 🙂 I just want to try out the patterns!)

  35. sew funky says:

    I have so many fat quarters just waiting to be used in something really creative… I can’t wait to see whats in store this month!


  36. Teddi says:

    Super cute pillow. I have a confession… I have never purchased a fat quarter. But I think you might just get me hooked!

  37. Katy says:

    Awesome Idea for Fat Quarter month, what a great pillow!

  38. kristen says:

    I can’t find the pillow on the link given, any ideas why.

  39. jackie says:

    love this tufted pillow so much….but i can’t see the tutorial link?? or is there one?? help ~ please 🙂

  40. Christine says:

    That is such a fun pillow! I’m very excited for Fat quarter month!

  41. Caro says:

    I love how subtle her technique is — It’s not until you get a good close up that you can see how it’s been dyed/quilted. Really impressive work!

  42. Rachel says:

    I was sent over from “A Good Yarn”. I’m looking forward to seeing fat quarter projects this month as, for some strange reason, I seem to collect them. They are just yummy little bites of fabric that are irresistable – now to figure out what to do with them!

  43. Erin DuBroc says:

    adorable and i’m totally obsessed with orange lately…totally doing my first baby’s room decor in “tangerine” and teal. so fun.

  44. Julie Kendall says:

    I make all my “little” stuff out of fat quarters. Checkbook covers, wallets, fabric animals, pincushions and anything that looks good in patchwork (which is most EVERYTHING!)

  45. Esther says:

    Love the pillow!

  46. Nishi says:

    Funny , just today I went & bought fat quaters for the first time to make a bag out of my old jeans. I thought rather then using plain lining I would use nice print fabric. That pillow looks so cute & bright. Will be watching for more projects.

  47. Christine says:

    looking forward to fat quarter ideas…thanks for sharing

  48. Serena says:

    That is too cute! The colors–ah! Lovely!

  49. Beverly says:

    What a adorable pillow, it make me feel happy and warm
    Thanks so very much for sharing.

  50. HomeBizLiz says:

    Oooo Orange! Our High School team colors are orange, how perfect! I hope I win!

  51. amy says:

    Love the tufting on the pillow — and that’s it’s a fat quarter!

  52. Mary says:

    I am excited for FQ month. I hope to add alot of projects to my growing list. I love the fabric on that pillow.

  53. Nakole says:

    I love making quilts with fat quarters. That pillow is so cute. Love the orange. Thanks for the great idea!

  54. Alisa says:

    I like the idea of a pillow, but I’m more of a pillow form kinda girl 🙂

  55. Kay says:

    Very cute pillow .. I love the contrast of the color of the buttons and binding with the fabric color.

  56. jodie says:

    I love orange!

    Can’t wait to hear about the swap!

  57. Sandra :) says:

    We’re supposed to USE fat quarters??! I thought we were just supposed to buy them for their looks! I know I’m not the only one that finds it hard to cut into them, even when I buy them for a specific project, so I’m looking forward to finding some ideas for using up my fat quarter pretties 🙂

  58. Cindy Rutledge says:

    I can’t wait to make one. Thanks again!

  59. Tiffany says:

    I love the color orange, and this pillow looks great! 🙂

    xoxo with sharing Fat Quarter love this week on your blog!!

  60. whitney says:

    I am loving the orange! Good links, I love the strip pillow covers!

  61. Shellyfish says:

    orange is such a great ‘I wish it were Spring’ colour!

  62. Erica says:

    Oh, I’m so excited for these tutes! I have a ton of fat quarters!

  63. Vicki T. says:

    What a cute pillow. My daughter would love it – she loves orange.

  64. water works says:

    I love that pillow/ cushion idea. I have great fabrics for my daughter’s room and she needs a new cushion for her rocker. Hmmmm

  65. LOVE this month’s theme. Can’t wait to see what else I can do with a fat quarter.

  66. Sarah S says:

    Love this project! Fat quarters are addictive.

  67. Mary Anna says:

    Ohh, I heart fat quarters! I’m afraid of fabric commitment, so I’ve found that fat quarters are a girl’s best friend! I’m totally going to make some pillows for my guest room. (I have a pale green silk duvet in there, so it’s essentially a blank canvas.)

    And, I just started to make the Pin Cushion Caddy from Anna Marie Horner’s “Seams to Me” last night. I picked up a bundle of brown FQs for 40 percent off the other day and am using them! Can’t wait for it to be finished.

  68. Julia in MI says:

    I’m so excited for fat quarters month. I have a few sitting around and could use the inspiration and ideas.

  69. carrie says:

    Oh, I love this idea. I can’t wait to see what else you guys come up with for fat quarters.

  70. Betsy M says:

    That is a great pillow!! Thanks.

  71. Mary Ann M says:

    I’m looking forward to all the FQ projects. I think the orange cushion is adorable.


  72. Tina says:

    I love fat quarters! What a great theme of the month. I like to let my kids pick out novelty fat quarters at our LQS, then I take part of it and make them a napkin for the school lunch, and then take the leftover strip to make a bean bag. Fun!

  73. Elise says:

    I usually make small coin purses with my fat quarters, so this will be a great opportunity for me to get more ideas!!

  74. Victoria says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  75. Cathy says:

    I’m looking for ways to use up all my random fat quarters I have lying around. They’re such an impulse buy, and I always buy just one or two at a time, and they don’t match anything.

  76. brittany says:

    what an exciting month it will be! and i love the color combo on that pillow! so bold!

  77. Pam says:

    I am looking forward to a week of new ideas. I love the pillow, it would look great in my bedroom!

  78. Anja says:

    Wow, sounds like we have a great month ahead of us!
    I’m really looking forward to it.

    Great pillow.

  79. Lori says:

    I am addicted to fat quarters!! The best way to have lots of options without taking up too much room. (well not really but not as much as yardage does) 😉

  80. Paula says:

    Please count me in, I would love to win!
    Thank you!

  81. Julie says:

    I love fat quarters. I can’t wait to see all the projects.

  82. Lisa says:

    I love the idea of using the fat quarters for pillows. Those little bundles of fabric are so fun to use creatively!

  83. Ineke Platvoet says:

    Love this pillow and great idea to use some of my fat quarters!
    Still I need some new ones when I have used the ones from my stash – hi hi.

  84. Anna says:

    Looking forward to this month’s posts!!!

  85. Lauranie says:

    I love fat quaters!!! For some reason, the material is more irresistable in a nice little square!!

  86. robynlicious says:

    How perfect! A friend brought me two beautiful fat quarter packs (one batik and one Amy Butler), *years* ago, but I haven’t used them because I didn’t know what to do with them. A pillow’s not my style, but I’m sure something in a month’s worth of posts will be!

  87. Shannon says:

    Cute pillow! February is going to be a fun month!!

  88. Viv says:

    I’m so looking forward to all the projects this month, it’s always good to only need a fat quarter too 🙂

  89. Leigh says:

    Yay! I’m so excited about this, I always pick up a couple of fat quarters to use “someday.” Looking forward to all the ideas!

  90. Bridget says:

    I am loving the idea of fat quarter month! When I go to fabric stores I allow myself to buy one fat quarter to make me feel like I’ve shopped, without exploding my stash – or my budget! The cushion is lovely, looking forward to more projects!

  91. Kristen L says:

    Oooo! Great theme for the month! I love using fat quarters.

  92. Meaghen N. says:

    I love this pillow! I need a little flare like this in my house. You guys have such a great site/blog. Thanks for the fun.

  93. jackie says:

    yeah! i have so many fat quarters and now lots of to do projects!

  94. Amber says:

    I love everything A Stitch IN Dye does…what a great start to the month!

  95. Lisa says:

    I love fat quarter projects! I have a bunch of orange and blue-themed qtrs that I bought for pillows, but I’m widdling them away in other projects – oh well! I really love the tufted pillow!

  96. gina snyder says:

    Ooh thank you, I love that Pillow. Using fat quarters makes it so simple!

  97. Melissa says:

    So cute! I need to get rid of some of the fat quarters in my stash! Bring on the ideas! Thanks!

  98. Amy says:

    I can’t wait … and orange is one of my favorite colors!

  99. Ann-Marie says:

    I love fat quarters!! I cannot wait to see all the ideas to use them up 😉
    fun, fun, fun!!!

  100. Jen says:

    Aiyiyi! That is gorgeous! Tufted pillows! Why did I never think of that?

  101. Alicia P says:

    What a perfect idea! Can’t wait to see the great ideas. 🙂

  102. Lesley Stenning says:

    fun — i have a bit of a fat quarter obsession, they’re such an easy way to try out a new fabric and see how it’ll fit with your stash…can’t wait to see all the ideas for fat quarter month 🙂

  103. Barb says:

    Beautiful pillow! I never even thought to use FQ for a pillow! Looking forward to more fun stuff the rest of the month…

  104. Patrice says:

    Oh, I’m sooo excited to make one of these! First thing in the morning I’m headed to the fabric shop. :o)~

  105. Bonnie Tucker says:

    The pillow looks like a summer’s day.

  106. Cheryl says:

    I’m looking forward to using my fat quarters. This will be fun!

  107. Alissa says:

    I don’t have “extra” fat quarters lying around. How does everyone accumulate so much extra fabric? I’m not opposed to buying a fat quarter or two for the right project. This month sounds fun!

  108. Julie says:

    I love the theme of the month. I love working with fat quarters. My daughter and I love the color orange. I am slowly working on a quilt for her bed using fat quarters. We are trying to incorporate all the colors of the rainbow with different fabrics, textures, and etc.

  109. Daisy D says:

    Free Orange Fat Quarters + Month Long Tutorials = Bliss^10

  110. jen w says:

    i bet you could use fat quarters to make some great little bags for little girls (and boys:)) how pretty that pillow is!

  111. Maria says:

    wow fat quarters is great and the pillow is really nice looking…hope i win something.

  112. Lori Prescott says:

    great pillow idea! I can’t wait to see what other neat idea’s you have this month.

  113. Sharon Mausey says:

    Love the fat quarter plans for the month. Can’t wait to see all of the projects. I’ll have to use some of my “stash”. My thought is that you can never have too much fabric!!! Sharon

  114. Jill says:

    Thanks for all the glorious links! I can’t wait to get started on my fat quarter pillow!

  115. Sarah says:

    Yay for more projects! I approve.

  116. I really look forward to the projects this month! Thanks for this theme!

  117. emily says:

    Malka is awesome! love FQ’s!

  118. Christy says:

    I am so excited about the fat quarter theme! Thanks.

  119. JLN says:

    I’m loving FQ Month…my local quilt shop had a FQ Frenzy Sale 25 for $25…I’m glad I stocked up!

  120. Kaye says:

    I am in the middle of making a new quilt for my bed. Now I think I will be making some pillows to go with it. I love fat quarters and have waited impatiently for fat quarter month. I wonder if my boss would understand if I had to take a leave of absence for fat quarter month. The job may be interfering with my sewing time.

  121. Michele says:

    Sounds like February is going to be fun! I love orange!

  122. mara says:

    orange is the perfect winter color:

    i made some orange prezzies for a friend and i’ll be showing them on my blog this coming week. but that means i need MORE ORANGE!!!

  123. Erin says:

    I am excited to see all of the ideas this month!!

  124. Jan says:

    This post is just packed with great pillow ideas. All of the links were fabulous. I’m really looking forward to Fat Quarter Month.

  125. Brassy Meg says:

    OH I’ve been itching to create some pillows. Maybe this will be the month!

  126. Deb says:

    I would love to find those fat quarters in my mailbox! This month will be very interesting finding out all the projects using fat quarters!

  127. Lorajean says:

    I started a fq quilt last feb. Maybe I’ll finish it this feb!

  128. Bethany says:

    Yeah!!! This sounds like great fun. I look forward to all the projects.

  129. Danielle says:

    Hmmm, I would never have used that green, but I like it!

  130. Alicia LeBlanc says:

    The pillow is so cute. I can’t wait to see all the projects.

  131. Cheryl says:

    That fabric is perfect for that pillow!!!

  132. Jane Little says:

    That is a lovely pillow! Looking forward to this month’s projects. I have a couple of fat quarters I have been waiting to cut!

  133. Sara says:

    Oh, this is going to be a wonderful month – and I think a great stash reducer!! Thank you for all the neat things you show on your blog.

  134. Karen Park says:

    Fat quarters are such a great way to get MORE fabric! Love the brick pillows you show in the link. I have a log cabin pillow tutorial on my blog too…the first step is here: http://bennyandheidi.blogspot.com/2008/08/how-do-you-make-that.html

    And my examples are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bennyandheidi/collections/72157608762200292/

  135. Sunny says:

    SMS… you always bring a smile to my face!

  136. Andrea says:

    Love the color combination–especially against the lime wall!

  137. Joy says:

    How nice to use fat quarters for fun inexpensive projects. Thanks for the idea.

  138. Cute pillow. I love buying (and hopefully using) fat quarters.

  139. Toby says:

    This is a great idea! I am about to redo my oldest daughter’s room and I was wanting to make some simple pillows for it. This will be perfect!

  140. Christina says:

    I love the fabric.

  141. Beth PRince says:

    I would never in a million years considered an orange palette until I saw this pillow! Gorgeous! Thanks again SMS for inspiring me!

  142. Rachal says:

    wow! love thie idea of some fat quarter projects. its going to be a great month

  143. Gretchen says:

    What a great pillow! That is just the update my living room sofa needs.

  144. Sue Cahill says:

    Fat Quarter projects are so much fun. I can’t resist buying FQ’s everytime I walk into a Quilt Shop and then I wonder “What will I do with these”?

    Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  145. Mary says:

    I too have a fat quarter obsession, though yesterday I decided that I actually am a “collector” – sounds more justifyable, no? Can’t wait to see new and fun fat quarter projects!

  146. Karen says:

    What a great idea. I love fat quarters and would love to give these to a friend who wears orange everyday!

  147. claudia says:

    Great pillows!
    I can’t wait to get to using fat quarters since I don’t usually work with them!

  148. Ellen says:

    Love the pillow and love the color orange! Can’t wait to see all the projects for Fat quarters…

  149. Heide says:

    Looking forward to some new project inspiration!

  150. Amy says:

    Wow, such lovely stuff…I’m very excited about FQ month!!

  151. Corrie says:

    My daughter and I are just getting into sewing stuff. And we love orange!

  152. Leigh says:

    Oh, I’m so excited about FQ month!!! I have so many and I’d love some new ideas – and of course, I’d love some more FQs!!! 😉

  153. Georgia says:

    Fat quarter month is such a great idea! maybe you will have a charm square (or pre-cuts) month??? I love them, but never know quite what to do with them.

  154. daniela says:

    i love orange and this is just so lovely looking with the green buttons…

  155. June Mears Driedger says:

    I love fat quarters! The more the merrier!

  156. Shannon Dillard says:

    First time on this site! And it’s my birthday! What perfect inspiration. I’ll be back soon.

  157. Shaz says:

    Wow! Pillows! And Orange fabric! Thanks for the links, tons of inspiration, and I’ve got two orange velvet chairs in desperate need of pillows! Yay!

  158. Mickie Meyers says:

    I love the pillow. That is a wonderful way to use the quarters and I am in desperate need of pillows in my living room.

  159. Helena says:

    Last month I made a pillow using three diferent fat quarters two sided for my son. It was a frog that I quilted, he loves frog. Instead of full size quilt I was able to make somthing smaller and quick. I love fat quarters

  160. Clara says:

    I love thiscushion. I can’t wait to get ideas for using small amounts of fabric.

  161. Lily says:

    I am LOVING the thought of using fat quarters for projects (especially for pillows I was already determined to make this month). Thanks a million for the help and ideas!

  162. Stacy Gibbs says:

    What a cute idea! I can’t wait to see all the different projects to make using fat quarters! The possibilities are endless! 🙂 Fun colors on the pillow!

  163. Virginia says:

    I love the bright orange print. What a quick fun project!

  164. Amy Hodge says:

    This is really cute, and looks really quick, which is very nice! Thanks!

  165. Kate M. says:

    Finally!! I can stop feeling so guilty about my FQ stash– which I started collecting before I even started sewing.

  166. Delaina says:

    I have never done a fat quarter project but it sounds fun! I’m ready to jump in and orange is a great color!

  167. Breanna says:

    I love the tufted pillow. I have been toying with the idea of adding several pillows to my bed lately and this style would be beautiful.

  168. Elizabeth says:

    I am digging the idea of Fat quarter month. I need projects for my fat quarters. I buy lots of them becasue I love the patterns/prints but I don’t have too much to do with them besides putting them in quilts, which is nice but I like quick easy projects too.

  169. Kimberly says:

    I’m so excited about Fat Quarter Month! I have a stack just waiting for a project.

  170. Grand dad says:

    i knew there was a reason i was saving those special FQ with the brights, great pillow idea.

  171. Nikkapotamus says:

    Fat quarter month sounds awesome! I have so many that I have collected, and there they sit, waiting patiently for me to come play with them.

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  172. Kama says:

    I love the colors on the pillow. That is so cute.

  173. B says:

    I love that you are posting things to do with fat quarters because I’ve always seen them and never know what to do with them. I need more ideas like a hole in the head, but I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the month. Love this pillow. Might just have to go pick up some fat quarters so I can make some for the new house I’m moving into!

  174. Trina says:

    Hooray for February and Hooray for fat quarters!

  175. Stacy says:

    I’m excited for this! I have so many fat quarters hanging around that need a project.

  176. Jenny says:

    Great pillow! I’ve been working on a few made with bridesmaid dresses (I was a bridesmaid in my sisters’ weddings this year & last). Hoping to finish the pillows in time for their anniversaries!

  177. Jen says:

    Fun pillow! I am excited to see what other projects you’ll be sharing. I love little projects that don’t require alot of fabric. I love all the ideas I get here!

  178. Nancy says:

    Thank you so much for your daily inspirations.

  179. Kim says:

    I can’t wait to see what you come up with!! Fat quarters are AWESOME!!

  180. Paulette says:

    I adore orange….the pillow is a great use of fat quarters….need to go raid my fat quarter stash now!!

  181. Virginia Hendricks says:

    I’ve never thought of using a FQ for a pillow. What a cool idea!

  182. Jessica says:

    Oh man! I have SO many FQs in my stash that I am at a loss as to what to do with. This month is going to be perfect for me!! Love the pillow, can’t wait to see tomorrow’s post!

  183. Christen says:

    What a clever idea! I don’t know why but the fat quarter just always seems like a piece of fabric for quilting, and nothing else. This is why I read the blogs, to expand my creativity!

  184. Gina says:

    I love the orange fabric she used in this pillow! Can’t wait to see what else in is store for us this month. Thanks!

  185. Liz says:

    These are great! Thanks!

  186. erin says:

    How fun! I love finding ways to use up smaller pieces of fabric!

  187. Margie says:

    Oh such a great idea to use fat quarters for pillows! I really love this pillow & want to make some up!

  188. Kerry says:

    I recently discovered the fun of making pillows! The design possibilities are truly endless. I’ll have to try out that tufted pillow – very cute! I posted a few pics of some recent ones I made: http://freckledbeauties.blogspot.com/2009/01/pillows-galore.html

  189. Terri Moran says:

    What a fun idea. Looking forward to seeing all the fat quarter projects.

  190. jacquie says:

    i love making pillows. here are some with great embroidery done by michele of calico daisy put into some funky log cabin blocks http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/2009/01/keeping-christmas.html, and here are some made from some salvaged antique quilt blocks http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/2008/10/vintage-flower-medallion-pillows.html.

  191. Tara Goodman says:

    Oh Orange how i love thee! please count me in!

  192. BCQuilter says:

    I am intrigued by your Fat Quarter February. I look forward to the month to see everything you have to offer.

    I do not have a large stash of FQ’s but I do have the problem of what to do with them.

    I’m adding your blog to my blog roll, and am introducing your Fat Quarter February on my blog.

    Thank you for providing this information.


  193. Sherri says:

    I love this idea for fat quarter projects! Thanks so much!!!

  194. Michelle says:

    Ooh! Love that FQ pillow – great idea and so simple!

  195. Shari says:

    I’m not typically a fat quarter purchaser but more a yard purchaser—-and more if I love the fabric. I mean, I want to be ready to sew anything (short of a bedding).
    Orange is a family favorite color since we’re Dutch! Everyone always wonders why we deck out in Orange on 30 April and wish we were part of the crowds celebrating in Amsterdam.

  196. Keri says:

    So cute!!! I LOVE this pillow. Have been wanting to make some pillows and these would be perfect.

  197. Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

    It’s amazing to see what a difference a new pillow (or two) can do to a drab, winter weary room. I just added one to my bedroom and maybe if I win some new fat quarters, I can add a few to my great room.

  198. Michelle says:

    I don’t even want to tell you how many fat quarters I have. This is going to be so great! Thanks for another fun month.

  199. Marilyn says:

    What a pretty pillow! I do agree that the right fabric makes something stand out!

  200. Jenna says:

    Aww! Pillows! I’m gonna be making some new pillows for my girls soon, so this would be a great idea for us.

  201. Shannon Reed says:

    OOh! I am so excited it’s fat quarter month. I’ve got tons of them and never quite know what to do with ’em…

  202. Torina says:

    I love that pillow! Buttons can add such a different feel to a project. So fun!

  203. Becca says:

    I am so excited about fat quarter month! I can’t wait to see all the ideas!

  204. christine says:

    I absolutely love the pillow. Orange is one of my all time favorite colors. This pillow would look stunning on our ORANGE sectional! Thanks for the great tutes.

  205. Katie says:

    Orange is my new favourite colour. I’m all about winning this giveaway! I’m really looking forward to this month. It sounds like it’s going to be so awesome!!

  206. trashalou says:

    This would be something to do with all those F.Q.s I love but don’t want to cut – yippee!

  207. Erin says:

    A chance to win free fat quarters?

    And fat quarter projects??

    What a great month!

  208. jen says:

    Orange is my favorite color! It make me feel happy!

  209. Clever Karen says:

    I have soooo many fat quarters! I look forward to seeing all these creative ideas!

  210. Casey says:

    I love the tufted pillow! the buttons look perfect

  211. Allison says:

    Is it just me and my MacBook? I can’t find a link to the pillow tutorial.

  212. Mary Ann Pastene says:

    That is a great pillow. I am relly looking forward to this month.

  213. Love the pillow! Funny that you’re giving away ORANGE fat quarters all week because my latest project is ORANGE as well! It will be up soon at http://the6oclockstitch.blogspot.com!

  214. Ingrid says:

    Great pillow tutorials. I have about a zillion fat quarters. I could make enough pillows to fill up a room!

  215. Sarah says:

    so cute! what a great idea!

  216. Southern Gal says:

    Love pillows and love fat quarters!

  217. Donna says:

    i love this orange pillow – orange is my favourite fabric colour these days – I’m drawn to it like a moth to a flame. An orange one.

  218. amanda says:

    Oh, I am so excited for all of these tutorials. This is going to be great!

  219. Ellen Lamb says:

    That’s REALLY cute! Strangely, though, it makes me want some pumpkin pie (maybe I’m just hungry). I love pillows, and that would be PERFECT for my guest room. Thanks for the tutorials!

  220. Ronit says:

    I’m excited for this month’s worth of activities; I’m sure I’ll be inspired in multiple ways. Now I just need to find time to do all the projects I’d like to do.

  221. Angela says:

    Oh how I LOVE orange. And fat quarters! And adding to my stash! Looking forward to this month’s projects.

  222. Holly says:

    I love the color combo on that pillow. Orange is one of my favorite things right now.

  223. Marcia says:

    I’m so excited about this month’s theme. I really liked the log cabin pillow tutorial. http://www.jcarolinecreative.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=JC&Screen=BASPILLOW This is a link to a pattern calculator for constructing pillow backs that I use. I keep envisioning lots of pillow covers to change up the entire look of the Living Room without having to repaint etc.

  224. Jane says:

    I am really looking forward to FQ month. I have many that are begging to be “made up.” But I wouldn’t be averse to winning some as well.

  225. jessi says:

    I love fat quarter projects! Feb is going to be good month 🙂

  226. Kathy says:

    Finally! All of those teasers and now it’s here!

  227. qsogirl says:

    Oh, I just love those colors– orange and aqua together are so cheerful. Perfect to brighten up a snowy February morning. It makes me want to make a bunch and scatter them around my living room– they’d go perfectly!

  228. Terriaw says:

    I love how the design of the fabric was used for each section, in between the button tucks. And I love the colors of the buttons tie in with the trim.

  229. Valerie says:

    That’s one cool pillow. Would have come in real handy when I recovered all my couch pillows!

  230. Jenny says:

    Yay! I have lots of fat quarters that need to be included in a project…..

  231. Kathy Bridges says:

    I can always use more fat quarters, especially bright ones!
    Kathy B.

  232. Myra says:

    Oh I love this pillow and I have plenty of fat quarters. Gotta go raid the stash now!

  233. Kristin says:

    That is so cute! Love the simplicity of it!

  234. Anya T. says:

    Thanks so much for sharing all the great projects with us!

  235. Kirsten W says:

    I *love* the fabric from “a stitch in dye”! It is always gorgeous. This pillow is so simply lovely!

  236. Lisa says:

    Love the fabric used in the tufted pillow !

  237. margaret m. says:

    love the colors on this pillow. Orange is good!

  238. Linda says:

    Great ideas and a great giveaway…what could be better! Thanks!

  239. alison says:

    Love the pillow links! Gives me a great idea of what to do with a mini-quilt top I made last year during quilting month. Thanks!

  240. Jenni says:

    thank you for pointing to this pillow, I have always wanted to make one of these!

  241. Rebecca says:

    cute pillow!

  242. Laura says:

    I am so excited about this February feature. I have loads of fat quarters and this will be perfect to help me put them to good use. I am really looking forward to this.

  243. Patty says:

    Looking forward to Fat Quarter Feb and any and all ideas to use up some of my fat quarter stash!

  244. Ricki says:

    Yay! So exciting! I need help in this department, you guys rock 🙂

  245. linda says:

    Orange is my favorite color and I love the tufted pillow. Thanks for sharing another round of great tutorials.

  246. Sinje says:

    Thanks for the links! Pillows are such great small projects. Really handy are Qillows, Pillows with a blanket in them. I found this tutorial: http://www.sewvac1.com/Library/fleecequillow.htm

  247. Alice S says:

    I just came across the pattern for these “Blossom Pillows” yesterday and thought that they are so great.

  248. Jess says:

    What fun! Projects that are small and quickly done are so rewarding and a nice break from larger ones. I am looking forward to all the great ideas!

  249. Laura K says:

    I LOVE orange. Pick me!

  250. Carla says:

    I am a fat quarter junkie. I buy them all the time and don’t use them. I’m happy to see some projects for them.

  251. Troischats says:

    Orange – wonderful! Colour of pumpkins, halloween, paw paw, desert sand, mango, turmeric, saffron, burnt toffee, the harvest moon and the welcoming glow from night-lit houses. Could anything give you a warmer feeling? It’s my favourite colour in the world. I think I’m inspired to make a new orange pillow to celebrate.


  252. Sarah C says:

    I love the idea of a fat quarter month!

    The pillow is super cute and use-able. I cant wait to see what else the month brings

  253. D. says:

    Oooh, I love orange! And I’m sure most of us need a shot of bright color about now, too. The pillow is adorable =D

  254. webfrau says:

    What a fabulous colour and that little dash of turquoise really makes it POP. Looking forward to your month of FQ inspiration.

  255. Lindsey says:

    I’ve been so excited about this months theme. I can’t wait to see all the tips and projects.

  256. sophie says:

    oooh that tuffed pillow above is just so gorgeous, i’m going to make one!!

  257. Heather says:

    Y’know, I’ve never actually been brave enough to buy a fat quarter – people who know about them always seem to know so much about sewing, I’ve felt strangely intimidated! Maybe following this week I’ll be braver..

  258. Jessie says:

    The tufted pillow looks so cheery! This might be the perfect pillow for my rocking chair!

  259. Peta-Jane says:

    Love the cushion…love the idea of using some fat quarters from my stash….
    can’t wait for the next project YAY !!!!

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