February 10 ~ FQ Project of the Day

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Patchwork Skirts
Skirt by Mellissa, The Adventures of Wondermommy

Mellissa created this skirt with small pieces of fabric from Tula Pink. It’s not a project that can be made with one fat quarter of course, but you get great impact if you mix a few fat quarters together.

Other patchwork skirts we love. Although there isn’t a tutorial for this exact project, we found tutorials with similar designs here and here, and we have this Pink Fig pattern in the shop. Marina from Wink Designs also has a Fat Quarter Baby Skirt tutorial that uses exactly one fat quarter!

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

Have some fun with Fat Quarters! 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… Blue!

Add pictures of your fat quarter projects to our Sew,Mama,Sew! photo pool. Share your stash photos in our Fabric Stash & Storage pool.

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111 Responses to February 10 ~ FQ Project of the Day

  1. Paige says:

    What a great little skirt! I should give this a try for my little one.

  2. Christy says:

    How clever!!! I like this idea and may just have to give it a whirl.

  3. Hey! Thanks so much for including a link to my rainbow patchwork skirt! I really appreciate it! :) I’m going to be trying my hand at some new skirts for little ones soon!

  4. wendy says:

    What a great skirt!!! Perfect for my little girly girl :)

  5. Molly says:

    So pretty. This is giving me a great idea for a new apron also!! Now, if only I had some fat quarters . . . .

  6. Grand dad says:

    Blue is good, blue usually goes with everything…napkins for a picnic under the spring sky…hmm

  7. Kay says:

    Wow, really nice =) Love the bold colors!

  8. Marilyn says:

    How colorful and such a pretty spring idea!

  9. Danielle D says:

    I’m saving this one (the baby skirt) to make closer to summer/spring time so I know how big to make it for my 7 month old–she grows too fast to make it now~

  10. Lisa says:

    Adorable! Thanks for sharing so many lovely fq ideas, and the tutorials have been easy to understand.

  11. Elizabeth says:

    such a great idea. I love all of the colors in the skirt.

  12. Gabrien says:

    Here is my patchy stripwork skirt. The strips could be made with fat Q’s. All of Dolly’s clothes can be made out of fat Qs too.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/weeversibles/3226187420/in/photostream/

  13. Anya T. says:

    Cute project, again!

  14. Jennifer N. says:

    That skirt is so cute. I’ve only made a skirt like that once, and it was all white, because my daughter wanted to be a cloud. I would love to try it again in colors.

  15. Alana says:

    I love patchwork aprons, but I never thought to use a fat quarter for it. Now I will have to do so!

  16. Valerie says:

    Ooh, I bet I could modify that for my daughter.

  17. The Rauths says:

    so wonderful! i wanted to make a patchwork skirt for my niece. perfect timing!

  18. ikkinlala says:

    What a neat idea!

  19. Liz says:

    I just love patchwork skirts!

  20. Rebecca says:

    I made a patchwork skirt from a charmpack last year and my daughter loves it!

  21. Kristen Mary says:

    This would be a great way to use the 8×8 swatches that you can order from Spoonflower as well!

  22. Michelle S says:

    I love all the FQ projects this month. I’m trying things I would never try before.

  23. Helen says:

    This is so pretty! I’d love to make something similar for my little girl.

  24. Ingrid says:

    Those skirts are so cute!

  25. Lori says:

    That is so cute! I’ve got three girls that would all look so cute in one of those!

  26. Betsy says:

    Nice!

  27. monica says:

    i love patchwork skirts!!!!

  28. sandra pipitone says:

    WOW makes me want to get going on some little skirts! hope I win, wouldn’t want to use any stash

  29. Heather B says:

    Wow! That’s a gorgeous skirt. I know several little girls who would love something like that!

  30. Shell says:

    A beauty of a skirt. I love patchwork skirts reminds me of being gypsy and being free.

  31. Kara says:

    This is such a cute skirt, and it looks like a great way to use up some of those smaller pieces of fabric that I can’t bring myself to discard even thoug they are too small for most projects. Thanks for the idea!

  32. Liz says:

    fun project!

  33. karen day says:

    wow that skirt is AWESOME!!!! it would look divine on my daughter

  34. Sara says:

    I love patchwork skirts on little girls, so fun and great for using up your stash.

  35. Julie Andrea says:

    At first glance, I thought this was an apron. I guess it would make a pretty cute apron too though, eh?

    Julie Andrea

  36. knittin mama says:

    I bookmarked this tutorial for something similar a while back, Haven’t made it yet.
    http://themerrychurchmouse.blogspot.com/2007/08/charming-little-skirt-tutorial.html

  37. Suzi says:

    Cute skirt!

  38. Katie says:

    I love the skirts! So cute!

  39. Cheryl says:

    Love that skirt! Do you think someone 50+ can get away with wearing that? Not a short one, but a little longer?

  40. Libby says:

    A really fun apron and a great way to play with different fabric pieces.

  41. sheri says:

    this is so cute. I love it and it looks pretty easy to do. I;m all for easy. LOL…..

  42. Stacey says:

    This is really cute!

  43. sew funky says:

    What a neat project! :)

  44. Stephanie says:

    My love for fat quarters grows and grows. Is my heart large enough to handle such bliss?! I just love those skirts! I’m ready to have more babies just to dress them in fat quarter sweetness.

  45. Lesley Stenning says:

    cute! i’ll have to make one for my baby girl…

  46. Katie Mitchell says:

    Love the skirt! What a great way to use Fat Quarters!

  47. Lola Jo says:

    That is just too sweet! I can’t wait to try it out!

  48. Bethany says:

    That is really cute. Perfect for random dancing at home…too bad it prbably wouldn’t fly at ballet class. Oh well, still cute!

  49. Mandy Court says:

    I love making patchwork skirts for my girls. I am always kind of conservative when it comes to putting patterns together, I guess because I am not confident that I know what I am doing. But when I look at these it gives me inspiration and a desire to experiment. Thank You!

  50. Melissa says:

    A patchwork skirt! How cute!

  51. Megan says:

    That is great!

    This Portabello Pixie pattern has a patchwork dress option too: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16658877

  52. Susan Jonsson says:

    Love these fat quarter projects. I can’t wait to try the purse and the skirt. I would be even more fun to win the blue fabrics! Please add me to the list!

    Susan

  53. sarah f says:

    I’m making one similar to this with much smaller squares though. I love that patchwork is coming back into style. It leaves lots of opportunity for color coordination. This skirt is just so cute!!

  54. Tammy :) says:

    this is so bright & cheerful!

  55. taramisew says:

    Gorgeous skirt! I must try making one for my dd. She loves skirts!

  56. Kandie Hicks says:

    This pattern looks like it would be well adapted for a stylish kitchen apron!! Stop at the sides, make the waistband extra long, and there you go!

  57. michelle says:

    Perfect timing! I was just looking into making my little girl a patchwork skirt!

  58. Meredith says:

    I love this skirt! I have a small babe this would look smashing on. Guess I need to get sewing!

  59. Katie says:

    SO CUTE! I love the fabrics used.

  60. Jodieth says:

    Cute and Fun skirt! I love this blog!

  61. Debbie L says:

    Very cute skirts! I especially like the FQ baby skirt. Too bad myself and everyone I know have boys!

  62. Christine says:

    Oh MY those FQ’s……they are such candy for us sewers!

  63. Danielle says:

    So sweet!

  64. Beth Enniss says:

    That skirt is wonderful!

  65. Holly says:

    i think i see some cute patchwork skirts in my (spring) future!

  66. georgia says:

    Yay, I needed some inspiration!

    my problem is always finding a shirt to match that isn’t white (a banned color in my kids’ wardrobes)!!

  67. Emily S says:

    How beautiful!!

  68. Marissa says:

    I wish I had a girl to make this for!

  69. Deb V says:

    What a great idea. It is so cute.

  70. Shannon says:

    How cute it that fabric!! The skirt is adorable! Thank you!

  71. shaina says:

    That apron is ADORABLE!

  72. Andrea says:

    What a fun twist on the old Little House on the Prairie skirt!

  73. Alisa says:

    Cute and colourful!

  74. Carol says:

    This is my first comment, I was introduced to your site and ,consequently, your blog yesterday. I am HOOKED. You have great ideas and my oh my, how i would love to win!

  75. Michelle Price says:

    This is beautiful-Can’t wait to try it!

  76. Thanks so much! I used a charm pack and just a little yardage…probably less than a fat quarter for the cuff and basque. The squares are 5 inches by 5 inches. Tula’s fabric is so much fun…I just love it!

  77. Alison N says:

    This skirt is adorable! Thanks for the links.

  78. Tina H says:

    Thank you so much for a great blog. How fun and you have great ideals and tons of things for me to learn or try something new. I would love to enter the fat quarter give away! Thanks again!

  79. julia says:

    Such a sweet skirt!

  80. adrienne says:

    So cute and right in time for spring! These skirts would be cute with some opaque tights,too!

  81. Marilyn Ruvolo says:

    That fat quarter skirt would look great on my nephews 4 daughters. Thinking about going
    through the stash and making one for each of them.

    Marilyn

  82. Kristin says:

    That skirt and the other projects here are stuff I’m going to try. This is a cool tutorial on making a purse from FQs.

    http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/fat_quarter_purses

  83. Rachel says:

    That skirt is beautiful!

  84. Pam says:

    What a cute idea. I think my little niece will be getting one of these.

  85. Skulleigh says:

    *sigh* I just adore that beautiful Rainbow Patchwork Skirt, and dream of making one myself. I need to move from dream to making on that one. It makes me smile everytime I look at that photo, and I need one for myself. :)

  86. Stacy says:

    That is a really cute skirt!

  87. Elizabeth says:

    Oh that fat quarter baby skirt tutorial makes me wish I was having a girl! So cute! I’ll have to make it for a friend. :)

  88. Ashley says:

    OMG! SOOOO adorable.

  89. Toby says:

    so cute, could totally see my daughter helping to make and then wearing!

  90. Courtney says:

    I love Tula Pink. This skirt is so cute.

  91. Nichole says:

    Cute skirts! Thanks for sharing the links for inspiration.

  92. Dawn says:

    That skirt is so pretty. I would have never picked those fabrics to go together but they look great. My dd’s would love it!

  93. Ellen B says:

    What a cute skirt! Wish I had a little girl to sew for.

  94. Margie says:

    Oh Mellissa’s skirt is beautiful! Such a wonderful way to add color to a girl’s wardrobe. I really love this idea.

  95. Jaime says:

    Adorable! I need to make one for my niece!

  96. Valerie says:

    Isn’t that sweet, it would be a perfect Valentine’s skirt for my princess in pinks and reds…

  97. jessi says:

    I love this skirt and all of the tutorials are wonderful. I especially am thankful for the baby size fat quarter skirt!

  98. jackie says:

    all those skirts are darling! thanks for the links.

  99. Helena says:

    Love it. My daughters would love it too.

  100. JaneR says:

    A cotton skirt…fresh with the colors of the season…who can resist such an easy project? Thank you for the links.

  101. Anna says:

    That rainbow patchwork skirt is *very* impressive! And the FQ baby skirt tutorial is definitely something to keep in mind for gifts.

  102. Bethany says:

    Cute skirt. I’d like to make some for my little girls.

  103. Brooke says:

    Ooooo – I LOVE the skirt. I can’t wait to make one for both my girls. And using several beautiful fat quarters is such a great way to do that!

  104. Maria says:

    I love this topic. I used to make pants for my daughter using 2 fat quarters, but she’s gotten too big. Now I have ideas for the leftovers.

  105. amy says:

    I did one close to this for my daughter….Then I attached it to a peasant top!! Cute!

  106. stitchstitch says:

    I love that link to the rainbow skirt. Amazing!

  107. Peta-Jane says:

    Oh ..what a gorgeous skirt…I can’t wait to make one for my 3yr old who loves to “twirl “….Thanks for the inspiration…I am loving this month…and quickly depleting my stash of FQ’S !!

  108. LisaC says:

    That is such a cute skirt. I need to quit my job so I will have more sewing time.

  109. alisha says:

    I love patchwork skirts! And The Adventures of Wondermommy is such a cute site. I’ll definitely have to check back there often.

  110. Chris says:

    O! I might have to make a skirt for my little dancer!

  111. Shellyfish says:

    That is just gorgeous! What a colourful idea!

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