Guest FQ Pack Designer ~ Amy Karol

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We’re thrilled to continue our series of Guest Fat Quarter Pack Designers with none other than Amy Karol.  What can you say about Amy?  She’s like Martha, but she keeps it real.  We don’t know what we’d do without a daily dose of great things from Amy’s Angry Chicken blog.  We’ve bookmarked recipes, gift ideas, wardrobe inspiration, sewing tips and craft projects.  Not to mention the fact that the girl makes her own underwearIdol.

Amy’s first book, Bend the Rules Sewing, is a must-have for any modern sewist.  Full of fun projects and easy instruction, Bend the Rules makes sewing very approachable to people of all skill levels.  Her new book, Bend the Rules with Fabric, is now available for pre-order.  We’re super excited to try out the fabric stamping, dying, stenciling and screening projects in this book!  Visit Amy’s site to learn more about her books, her blog, her art and Tie One On.

Amy lent her love of fabric and fantastic sense of style to this amazing fat quarter pack.

From Amy:

I love fat quarter packs so much. I had always thought of them primarily for quilts, which is why I selected this group to have a variety of scale and color values—but in the last few years I have loved using fat quarters for small simple projects, too. Bibs, bags, zip pouches, doll clothes—that type of thing. I get a thrill seeing all the patterns and colors in a group as opposed to standing alone. It inspires me, even if I don’t use everything I’ve pulled together in a particular project. I really like stretching what matches. I think it makes a project feel fresh and unexpected if it’s slightly off and not perfectly coordinated.

This group is called Summer Picnic. Summer comes late here in Portland, so I’m hoping this will help bring it a bit sooner. The cherries and blue gingham are so picnic-y and the reds and blues are punchy and happy—bring on the sun! I hope you like this group as much as I do. It was so fun putting it together.

And how cute would a picnic set be in these fabrics? A patchwork blanket, napkins, a basket liner. That’s what I would do with this group for sure.

The fabrics:

The Amy Karol Mix Fat Quarter Packs are currently available in the shop. We’ll select one lucky person to win one of the packs.  Tell us what you’d make with some of the prints.   Have a great weekend!

(Happy Mother’s Day, mamas!)

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  2. Ivy says:

    i think i would make quilted pillowcases!

  3. Lauren says:

    A gorgeous sun dress for a little girl. What a great selection of fabrics.

  4. Doris says:

    There is a pattern in the Material Obsession book I’ve been looking for just the right fabrics for…I think these are it!

    Doris
    auntiedart(at)yahoo(dot)com

  5. Catherine says:

    Wow–what a great eye! I recognize almost all of these fabrics and haven’t ever contemplated putting any of them together like this. I also love the picnic blanket and accessories idea, or a baby quilt. Thanks!

  6. sally schaffhausen says:

    I HAVE AN OLD WINDOW FRAME THAT HELD 6 WINDOWS. WOULDN’T THESE LOOK BEAUTIFUL IN PLACE OF THE GLASS AND HUNG ON MY DINNING ROOM WALL…..YOU BETCHA111

  7. Kimberly says:

    I love the prints Amy picked out. I esp love the AH one. :)

  8. Sara says:

    I would love to make my first fat quarter quilt!

  9. Mary P says:

    Love it. Very cute. I would probably make another baby quilt, as I’ve got lots of friends who are expecting.

  10. Jessica D. says:

    I could totally see a cute summer purse or small tote made with these, super colorful!

  11. Christine says:

    I’d make a patchwork dress for my daughter.

  12. Minnie says:

    So many things could be made with this! I would probably make the “sunshirt” that my aunt Cheryl made me so many of when I was a small girl. It ties much like a halter top would at the neck and just above the waist, but is made for little ones, with a ruffle around the bottom hem. These colors would make the cutest ones to match jean shorts or clamdiggers, and I know my neice would love it! (I wish I could remember the pattern number, but I’m at work!) It is a Simplicty pattern from the 1970’s though.

  13. knitteresq says:

    I also love the small projects like baby bibs and skirts and such!

  14. Oh, a wrap skirt with all the blues featured as the main thing – and then trim it all and make the waistband with the red ones…. love the collection….

  15. Jessica W says:

    Lovely selection! I would make some quilted fiber art for my bedroom. If I had any leftover fabric, I would make some potholders or a patchwork pillow cover.

  16. Charlene says:

    What a fabulous fat quarter combination! I would start by making an apron! I also think it would make adorable market totes or fabric baskets. The fabric is just gorgeous!

  17. Alana says:

    I love the reds and the blues and I would make a cute patchwork pillow out of it!

  18. Brady says:

    Love the fabrics! I would make a quilt using all of them. They would make a great baby quilt as we’re just starting the adoption process. Thanks!

  19. What a lovely collection! So cheerful and summery. I’ve only made one quilt in my life but those fabrics make me think I should try again! :)

  20. Ginger&Pickle says:

    Love Amy! She’s simply fab! I think I would make some market bags and a wee apron or skirt for my two lovelies! So summery! That cherry print … *squeal* Thanks for the chance!

  21. Taryn Christensen says:

    I love the ziz zag and the dots with the cherries, I think i would make a darling little girl summer quilt or my first thought was a fun little fourth of july blanket to watch the fireworks with. I love them all, they are so beautiful.

  22. melissa says:

    I would love to make a cot quilt for my daughter. I love those fabric choices

  23. Anna says:

    I would make bags with these fabrics!!!

  24. Jen Ballot says:

    I think I’d use them to make a handbag. I’d either quilt all of the pieces together and then create a slouchy bag with these cherry handles I’ve had kicking around, or I’d sew a handbag in a solid fabric and then create a quirky applique pattern with the fat quarters. That might work best because then I can use the extra squares to make some yo-yo’s for fun, summery necklace. And, I’d add the scraps to my fabric ball that I’m working on.

  25. Christine says:

    Gorgeous fabrics! I definitely like the cherry one. It’s very sweet. :)

  26. Christa says:

    new pillows and covers for my patio set…definitely!

  27. caroline says:

    Love the bright bold colors! I’d make a little quilt, and maybe a few other goodies…

  28. Vicki says:

    Those are great fabrics. Makes me think about designing my own FQ pack.

    I would make… a doll quilt, maybe a patchwork pinny top for my almost 4 yo neighbor girl too.

  29. Jennifer says:

    Very Fourth-of-July-ish colorway – Love it! I would make a handful of buttercup bags, which use a fat quarter for the exterior and one for the interior. :)

  30. Jill B says:

    I would add this to the group of fabrics I’m using to make a Grandmother’s Flower Quilt. It would add a little modern flair, but with a 30’s feel – especially the cherries!

  31. Renee says:

    I’m on a patchwork fabric belt kick these days so I think that’s what I’d do with them, make some belts! The blues and reds would look great with your favorite pair of jeans! I might have to reserve some for a fun 4th of July wall hanging or tablernner too!

  32. Aylie says:

    What a great selection of prints. I love the colors! I am a beginner attempting my first jigsaw quilt. I have been collecting bits here and there, and this pack would be perfect!
    Thanks!

  33. Kristin says:

    I’d definitely make a quilt with this! The fabrics are fabulous.

  34. Lisa says:

    I’d love to make some new jumpers for my little girl, and possibly a purse or two… This is such a great giveaway…love the fabric.

  35. Becca B says:

    394 comments. Could this be the most popular fabric give a way? They ARE wonderful. I’m thinking a wonderful patchwork skirt for my friend’s darling little girl.

  36. Shelley C says:

    I would definately use a few cute prints to make some tea wallets…that’s next on my agenda.

  37. Mel says:

    I would make an Aline skirt but would use the fabrics so it ended up looking really patchy and random. These are a great combination to put randomly together. They just sing.

  38. Laura says:

    Very cool fabric selections! I’d attempt to do some applique to patch a moth-eaten but well-loved cashemere cardigan. I’d also make placemats and napkins.

  39. Tina says:

    I think these fabrics would make adorable summer placemats for my table out on the screened porch. Thanks Amy! Awesome choices!

  40. Liz B says:

    Mmm, I can see a delicious little patchwork blouse out of several of these together. They would go together to make a cute apron, too, I bet!

  41. Aimee says:

    Oh wow, I love those colors! I think I would make that 16″x16″ square patchwork lap quilt you featured earlier this week. That would really show off the beautiful fabrics individually and as a collection.

  42. Bethany says:

    Yep, yep. Definitely have to go with the placemat, napkins, and coasters idea. I love the idea of a picnic blanket, but I’m much more of a laying by the pool type of gal. I know those would give the fabrics the use they deserve when I come inside for lunch breaks.

  43. Kathleen Connors says:

    I’d savor the luscious fabrics…in part because I haven’t had new fabrics in a longgg time. My sewing thoughts have been on small projects-totes, cell phone pouch, journal covers-and on liberated quilting-Gwen Marston style-and I know the fabrics would look lovely in both directions. I’ve been visiting your blog ever since I found out about you from quiltingonabudget. Thanks so much. Kathleen

  44. Carrie says:

    I’d made a simple 9-patch quilt–I think that I’m unduly influenced by the photo showing them as squares!

  45. Leah says:

    i would love to make a pilow!

  46. julia says:

    I am on a napkins for gifts kick right now! So, naturally…I make a set of napkins to give to a friend!! They’d be fantastic!!

  47. Stephanie G. says:

    I’m torn….we need a new picnic blanket, but when I see fat quarters, all I can think about his handbags…

  48. Amy says:

    What a great mix, the colors are so fun and summery I cannot wait to get my hands on them.

  49. Julia M. in MI says:

    Love the colors chosen here. I would make a bag or a patchwork skirt.

  50. Anne says:

    lovely and fun. Probably make some new placemats.

  51. Elizabeth says:

    I would definately make a set of mixy matchy napkings from BTRS to use outside while eating on the deck with my husband and our three little boys!

  52. Andrea says:

    This says beach picnic in every way! I’d make a beach tote with some of that new mesh and the chevron stripe…and to put in the tote I’d make a scrappy quilt with all of the fabrics featured in the fq pack. Sand granules are just screaming to be worn into this quilt! I love this combination!!

  53. Cheryl says:

    I love the fat quarter pack! The combination of the colors are inspiring, refreshing, and bright! They could be used for placemats, coasters, pot holders, wall quilts, table quilts, totes, many things!

  54. Suzanne says:

    I am one that can’t resist fat quarters! The FQ pack is beautiful! I would make a bright and cheery picnic quilt with it! Now where can I find those fabrics?!

  55. DianeM says:

    This fabric combo just screams ‘summer’ to me…I immediately think of warm breezy days, picnics in the park, the ice cream man, streamers on bikes & soda in tubs filled with ice! I would make a set for my outdoor furniture of a tablecloth & some chair cushions….or how about some bunting & pretty fabric covered Chinese lanterns to hang in a tree, and if there’s more fabric left maybe some pinwheels of flowers?
    Smiles, DianeM : )

  56. Sarah Graham says:

    I would definately make a table runner and/or placemats, the colors are so bright and vibrant and perfect for summer, especially 4th of July :-)

  57. sue brown says:

    I would make a gorgeous quilt for my baby girl to play hubby houses under The colours are so vibrant, just ripe for play time.

  58. rebe says:

    I think that I would use some of them to make fabric blocks for my son and then a bag or two for me!

  59. I would try my hand at my very first quilt! I love those colors together.

  60. gardenymph says:

    Picnic quilt. ‘Nuff said. :~)

    Oh who am I kidding, I can’t just say that! This is such a bright and cheerful combination and there is something very vintagy and nostalgic about the grouping. I want it!!!!

  61. A baby quilt for my daughter’s art teacher. She is expecting her first and is not finding out the sex of the baby before the birth. I think these fabrics are bright and would work well for a boy or girl!

  62. Sarah D says:

    Ahh, quilt! Obvs. I do like the idea of making them into an apron as well. I’ve been needing one for awhile now.

  63. Tammy says:

    I love the fabrics and would have to make a quilt!

  64. brooke says:

    Oooo – gorgeous. After laying them all out, petting them, rearranging them and asking my husband to comment on how lovely they are, I think this fat quarter pack would be the last little push for me to try my first quilt. Then I’d use any leftovers for a scrappy skirt for one of my two daughters.

  65. Cayce says:

    The tulip fabric is beautiful, and my favorite colors! I’d make matching (i never do this, but I couldn’t let my daughter have all of those beautiful fabrics all to herself!) patchwork skirts. What a great set.

  66. kara says:

    Lots of cute patchwork skirts for my little lady!

  67. Hilary says:

    pillows, placemats and napkins to deck out my new patio set for summer.

  68. Debra says:

    Oh those are great!!! Love all the prints. So perfect for 4th July.
    I would so make some coaster and fabric napkins with them for our cookout.

  69. Coralee says:

    How delightful! I think I would use some of it for “Thelma’s Day Out” from the Janelle Wind Collection… a pattern I’ve been itching to get my hands on!

  70. Amy Hachem says:

    i would make a patchwork table runner for our outdoor table and cute mixy-matchy napkins to coordinate!

  71. Sherri says:

    i would work them into a quilt. They are great!

  72. Pat says:

    I love the idea of a picnic blanket, a patchwork purse,or new kitchen towels with new hotpads. The fabrics are beautiful and very colorful. Thanks for the great giveway and keep up the good work. :))

  73. anie says:

    I’ve been really intrigued by some basic crazy style patchwork, so that’s what I’d make this into: then create an apron or kitchen towels from the patchwork creation!

  74. Claire says:

    I love this combo & I could definitely make some cute bibs or a baby blanket!

  75. Toña says:

    I see bloomers for my babe. Ann Flower Mural Ice is my favorite of the bunch, although they are all pretty sweet!

  76. Emily says:

    I love this fabric! I am really excited to try the new ruffled tops that have been posted, and this fabric would be perfect for that!

  77. I would make blocks for my little guy and maybe a diaper bag for myself. Fun colors!

  78. Leah says:

    How cute – I love Amy’s blog and book. I think I’d have to make a patchwork skirt for my daughter and maybe some matching shorts for my son.

  79. Amy says:

    These are beautiful! What a great combination of colors and patterns. I can think of so many different uses for them that it makes my fingers tingle.

  80. Tricia Lamb says:

    Love it! I would use it to make a quilt or maybe a cute skirt for one of my girls.

  81. Definitely a skirt for my daughter. Those are gorgeous! Thanks!!

    ~Keri

  82. Mary Beth says:

    I’d love to have a pack!

  83. Jen V says:

    I love this pack! Bold, feminine, classic. I’m envisioning bags (Buttercup perhaps?) and cozy lap quilt. Or perhaps a purchase of more of the My Secret Garden for a skirt with details from the rest. So many possibilities!

  84. Andrea says:

    Love this! and I love the angry chicken blog. This would be a fantastic mothers day gift, for myself..

  85. Nova437 says:

    Hmm…clothes, wristlets, a large patchwork quilt…

  86. Alicia S says:

    I would make a picnic blanket. I LOVE these fabrics together!

  87. Diane says:

    Those colors are some of my favorites. I’d love to make a tablerunner. I’d use the scraps at my triplet daughters’ 13th birthday party this summer to let the girls decorate canvas tote bags to carry their library books or swim gear. They’d have a ball using the scraps, some fusible webbing, and trims. Or perhaps we’d make fat quarter bags for each girl to take home…lots of choices :-)!

  88. Beth says:

    Aprons come to mind :)
    Cute aprons for girls starting college in the Fall :) Or a quilt. Probably a quilt :)

  89. Sara says:

    Oh, those blues and reds! I love them…together…separately. I’d make a tiered skirt for my little princess!

  90. Ramona says:

    I thought I’d be the only one thinking baby quilt but I guess not. It would be perfect for either a boy or girl for a sweet present when they don’t know what they are having. Great picks.

  91. Rochelle says:

    Those are the colors of the kitchen in my 100 yr old farmhouse! I would make chair pads and a table runner with that beautiful collection.

  92. Kathy Marsh says:

    A patchwork apron from those fabrics would really punch up my kitchen.

  93. Aparna says:

    I would make a quilt for my daughter. She always has one in the car through the winter. This would perk her up and remind her of summer.

  94. Leslie says:

    Love these prints! I think i’d have to make a quilt for my best friends baby.

  95. Lisa C says:

    I’d make some new pillow and a throw for our couch. Thanks for the giveaway.

  96. Trina says:

    I’d have to make a few of Jennifer’s Fat quarter handbags! The red prints would look fabulous with my new (vogue 8379) wrap dress!

    Soooo lovely!

  97. Aimee says:

    a baby boy play quilt :) Due in July!

  98. Kirsten says:

    I would love to summerize my kitchen with these! Tablecloth, napkins, towels, apron….

  99. craftytammie says:

    She is my idol. And BTR Sewing is a favorite. She’s my personal trainer of sewing. I’d have to use these to make a tea party/picnic set for my kids. I found a cool basket thrifting, and have been waiting to be inspired.

  100. Melissa says:

    I would make patchwork skirt for my little girl. Could you just see her wearing it for the fourth of July?

  101. Emily says:

    I’ve been thinking about making a patchwork dress for my 18 month little girl. These would be so cute for a 4th of July/summer dress! Her new found love for dresses (she puts them on and bounces and turns in circles and pats her belly) has inspired me to put a little more time into the next dress.

  102. Mindy J. says:

    I would use the cherry print as a ruffle for one of my bandanna tops and then use the rest to make reusable sandwich bags for adults–I have only used kid prints so far and would love to have stylish ones to take with me :)

  103. Jen says:

    As a beginning sewer and intrepid quilter, I think these beautiful fabrics would make a lovely patchwork panel for the front of a bag and possibly some coasters for Summer Iced Tea. Lovely work!

  104. Jody says:

    I would definitely make a string quilt to showcase all of the great fabric!

  105. Maryanne says:

    I’d make some fabulous patchwork cushions to put on a window seat. What ever the weather I’d feel bright and cheery reading a book in this cosey corner

  106. anissa ljanta says:

    ahhh, perfect. i have been scratching my head puring through op shops (thats what we call goodwill here in aoteroa nz) today, for fabric to applique some funky shapes onto my wee mans recyled shirts for a my-mama-loves-me (and is of the crafty mama variety) winter look….a splash of portland summer in the mix just may help us survive the many rainy cold days to come….wondrous prints there.

  107. Beth says:

    oh How yummy I would make a quilt so I could snuggle in the yummy fabric
    mmmmmmm nice
    hugs Beth

  108. Faye says:

    I’d make Hot Lulus — microwavable heat packs, filled with rice!

  109. Casey says:

    Those would make a fabulous summer tote, or possibly more softie birds. I’ve been making a lot of birds lately.

  110. Kris says:

    This collection is so pretty. I would make a quilt like the one soulemama made!

  111. Christine says:

    I LOVE Amy Karol’s style, and book that I have, so much! Since blue and red colors are my new faves, I would be making a quilt, in order to use all the fabrics. Or some pieced curtains for my Play Room..MINE! …holds yarn….lots of yarn..and fabric and its ideas.

  112. Alison says:

    Beautiful selection! What vibrant colours – a great mix of florals & patterns! I’d hope the material went a very long way & i’d love to make a quilt for the couch, a new bag for me and refashion some kiddies clothes with some applique.

  113. fabulous FQ pack! they would make a lovely picnic quilt :)

  114. Melissa says:

    Some of those reds and blues are crying out to be made into a patchwork skirt!

  115. Jessica says:

    I would make napkins and give them to friends to spread the eco-friendliness bug.

  116. Katie says:

    These are all great together! I’d make a summer patchwork skirt for my daughter, perfect for picnics!

  117. Amy says:

    ooh! I especially love the geometric prints. I would make some summer pants for my 15 month old son and a patchwork skirt for me to match. I love it when we match! :).

  118. Whistlepea says:

    Oh wow I love Amy and this pack so much. I’d be boring and make a super non-boring quilt with this.

  119. Joey says:

    i would make some FQ bags. I love the sewmamasew tutorial from the FQ series.

  120. Jennifer says:

    Those are cute prints, I think I’d have to use them for applique’s on some jumpers for my daughter this summer.

  121. Jess says:

    I would make a blanket for watching soccer this fall…2 kids in soccer + new baby = needing a pretty blanket to pass the time away on!

  122. Limor says:

    I would make a little quilt for my daughter. I finally took the plunge and started my very first quilt about a week ago. It’s now sitting on my ironing board waiting to get a binding. It was so much fun making it, and I can’t wait to get started on another quilt.

  123. Maria says:

    My sister is having her first baby, so I would want to make a quilt. These fabrics are adorable!

  124. wendy says:

    Nice!
    I’d make some bags from some of those… or a twirly skirt for my daughter.

  125. Stephanie says:

    If I won the FQ pack, I would probably try my hand at my very first quilt!

  126. Barbara Godfrey says:

    I see lots of baby items – hats, booties bibs, burp cloths – all co-ordinated with this lovely pack!

  127. Crissy says:

    I’d make some kind of patch skirt… love the fabrics!

  128. Deb says:

    I’d make a quilt–bright and colorful.

  129. What a wonderful combination for summer. I would make a summer table runner and/or a tote bag or pillow.

  130. alex says:

    I use fat quarters for my embroidered artwork. It’s much more fun than white and the thread count feels right to me.

  131. Karen H says:

    Those are all so pretty!
    I’d make a tablecloth for my little kitchen table.

  132. Paige says:

    I would totally make a patchwork quilt with these, that or a skirt for my girl. Fabulous!

  133. Rachael says:

    Ooohhhh….I love the red with the bright blues. I don’t know what I would make. I’m thinking a quilted table runner, or maybe a table cloth, or maybe a quilt, maybe a tote bag or a knitting needle holder. Hmmmm…

  134. Tina Mackey says:

    I think those colors would be great made in to some toddler toys. Say a fabric block with a rattle inside. They would even be great made into that cute little chicken that the tutorial was posted for at Easter. I love the colors!!

  135. sally schaffhausen says:

    I’d make some butterflys to hang in the bush by my parents grave site. My parents were both lovers of colorful thing…

  136. Karen says:

    I love these and just made the “No Cash Wallet” by Amy Karol. I would love to win these and make some more, or maybe even a small purse to match. Love them! Thanks Amy for sharing all of your genius with us.

  137. Bibi R. says:

    I love this color combo..one of my absolute favorites!! I’d make my lil’ one a patchwork dress, and a lil patchwork tote for me, yay!!

  138. Jennifer says:

    I would totally make a jumbo sized beach tote and quilted sunglasses holder. Great combo.

  139. Tina says:

    mixy-matchy napkins, of course. and some bibs to match.

  140. tara beck says:

    so many possibilities. would love to make a baby blanket for my new little one to lay outside during the summer while her sisters play.

  141. Kaye says:

    I have been planning to make a wall quilt for my kitchen. I think this fat quarter pack would be perfect. I could also make placemats or coasters to match. This is a great group of fabrics. I kinda like it up there in that picture frame. I need to decorate the walls in my office. If I get a neat vintage frame I might do something with that. The wheels are spinning.

  142. Lyn says:

    I would love to try my first quilt. Or lovely bags and puches =)
    Loving Amy Karol’s selections!

  143. I think I’d make an apron for my mom!

  144. Liz says:

    maybe i’d make a bunch of napkins–for picnics, of course! :) i like the idea of the zip pouches, too, or bread bags, so i could see it every day. so many options! i know i’d find something great.

  145. Rebecca says:

    I’d love to turn some of those into a fun baby quilt and some others into some cute summer skirts for my daughters!

  146. lisap says:

    Patchwork pillows for the porch swing is what I would make with those adorable prints; big ones!

  147. Alexandra says:

    I think a picnic blanket sounds like a great idea. As a teacher, I’ll have all summer to enjoy it!

  148. Karen says:

    I’d have to go for the picnic blanket with serviettes and a basket liner – if you could stretch it that far – it would make a gorgeous set.

  149. Erin says:

    LOVE her and love these fq’s! I’d make a cute little patchwork dress.

  150. Brittney says:

    I would make a summer purse for my mom – I love the Americana color scheme, perfect for a summer accessory!

  151. Krista says:

    I’m thinking a belt for my daughter…to wrap around a puffy white peasant blouse. And a matching Buttercup bag for sure!

  152. Jill says:

    I think i’d make a cute handbag w/ a patchwork outside and use the dark blue and white polka dot to make a cute bandana for my pug! :)

  153. Amber says:

    LOVE the cherry print. Would love to make cute little girlie shirt with it.

  154. April says:

    Well It’s hard to pick just one thing to make with all of these beautiful prints. It reminds me of everything lazy summer days to fun kitchem aprons and dish towels. But I would probably make a super summery patchwork or stripwork pillowcase dress for my 4 year old cousin and possilby a headband to match. And I like to use every scrap of fabric, so I also make some hand or dish towels and button covered magnets to hold up my sons artwork on the fridge!!

  155. Rina says:

    I would make a lovely spring quilt!

  156. Angel S. says:

    Let’s see…..I want to make napkins and coasters, or maybe some patchwork throw pillows or a picnic blanket or some cute patchwork curtains.
    Okay, I just want to have them where I can play with them.

  157. Diane Fink says:

    Wow, I am totally thinking tote bag, with a matching wallet and journal. A quilt would be great too. Oh where to stop with the ideas!

  158. Emily says:

    I would sew them into yo-yos and make a summer pillow for the couch!

  159. Desiree says:

    I would make a basket liner… well two or three actually out of some. And with the rest I would make napkins. We have a ton of weddings this year and that would make a perfect gift. Along with a bottle of wine :)

  160. Em says:

    Amy does have an amazing eye for fabric coordination. I have this not.
    I can say without a doubt that these fabrics would be used as the top half in many baby dresses (I make and donate) or baby quilts. Quilts would last longer, but baby dresses are so cute! Quilts, then left-overs going towards dresses.

  161. Elizabeth says:

    I would make some patchy cushion seat covers for the red ice formica table that I will eventually find some happy day while antiquing.

  162. Sylvie says:

    Yummy fabrics! I would make a table runner for all the summer barbecues my boyfriend is promising me!

  163. sherri s. says:

    It would all look cute as a border around a simple A-line skirt…so pretty, these are (wow, that’s Yoda-like!).

  164. Alyssa says:

    I just got my first sewing machine yesterday! I would love to make some stuffed animals for my baby girl with these fabulous and cheery fabrics.

  165. Andrea Methvin says:

    Sigh! Wonderful choices Amy! I do think a picnic blanket would be just right for these fabrics, or maybe even a set of placemats and napkins to make everyday a picnic in my own kitchen.

  166. Nicole N. says:

    I am dying to make a throw like the one Soule Mama made (http://www.soulemama.com/soulemama/2009/04/a-little-bit-of-color.html)–this fat quarter pack looks like it would be perfect for it!

  167. Andrea Wilson says:

    I’ve been wanting to do a quilt with reds for quite awhile. This combo would be lovely!

  168. Danielle says:

    I would love to make an apron and potholders with those fabrics. How fun and springy that would be in the kitchen during the summer. :-)

  169. Jeanne says:

    I would make an awesome little table runner for the bookshelf in my sewing room, needs a little
    “Springing Up” BTW, what an awesome eye for color and combos. you have. :)

  170. kara says:

    i’d make a summer quilt- the fabrics are so bright and cheerful, just what i need to brighten up a scottish summer

  171. Leah says:

    I think these fabrics would make a lovely quilt–my mom would especially like all the colors. Thanks for shating the wonderful inspiration!

  172. Ananda says:

    Those prints look great together. I always have a hard time pairing fabrics. I love those prints together and I think they would look great as coasters or a toddler apron. So cute!

  173. Helena says:

    Such fun fabric choices. I would have to put those in a quilt maybe 5&dime pattern.

  174. Kate says:

    I’d definitely make a quilt of some kind. Love the combination!

  175. woolcat says:

    …and I think I’d make a play quilt for my daughter to have tea parties with her toy cats (she doesn’t play with dolls, but her cats and dinosaurs love tea parties!)

  176. Emily says:

    I would make a bunch of fabric baskets to use on my brand new to me, bookshelf in my craft room.

    These collors and patterns go so perfectly with my room colors. Thanks and great pack!

  177. woolcat says:

    Those are fabulous – I love the colours!

  178. michele m says:

    ohhhh, i think as much as they would make a beautiful quilt i would divide them up and make somethings off the fat quarter page of ideas. there were soo many cute things there to make. or maybe a bag or a lining in a purse?? so many ideas…..

  179. Maryellen says:

    I would make summer napkins for the back yard picnic table, although my daughters would surely confiscate the cherry pattern and the tulips. It’s interesting how Amy took color, value, pattern size, etc. into her choices so that all work together but in a dynamic way. I’m still trying to figure this out!

  180. Aimee says:

    Those would make a great picnic blanket. Or maybe some patchwork skirts for my girls. Beautiful!

  181. Jody says:

    Super cute! I’d make a few summer handbags or patchwork totes.

  182. emily says:

    Beautiful! I’d make some cute wallets, or patchwork purses for my mom and sister and mother-in-law. As late mother’s day gifts!

  183. Sara Hemmeke says:

    TULIPS!! I’m in love! I definitely whip up a bevy of kitchen related items – placemats, cafe curtains, towel edgings… spread the beauty around.

  184. Susan says:

    I would love to make a patchwork dress for my little girl – and these are so summery and pretty, they would be perfect!

    Thanks for the great opportunity :)

  185. Molly B. says:

    I’d make a set of colorful happy placemats!!!

  186. Lynne in NC says:

    Wow! gorgeous colors. I would definitely make a patchwork quilted purse like Autum’s pattern. All of the colors are my favs and would look awesome together!

  187. Christina says:

    I love Amy’s blog, Angry Chicken! She’s so inspiring!!! Love her sense of color and fabric choices!!! I don’t know what I’d make. Probably lots of little things.

  188. jm says:

    I would make a quilt for sure – I love these!

  189. Shellyfish says:

    They are all so sweet – but those Metro Market cherries are just my favourite! I would love to make something for my daughter with that one – a breezy summer dress? But with a fat q, probably a cutie summer bag to keep her dinos and rocks and other treasures in.
    I love Amy – she is really cool.

  190. mommymae says:

    these prints would make a darling patchwork bag or skirt.

  191. I’m definitely thinking patchwork skirt for my little girl…complete with matching handkerchief headband, of course.

  192. Nancy says:

    Beautiful fabric selections. I’d definitely make a quilt – a great, summery quilt !!

  193. erin says:

    a quilt for my daughter’s bed:)

  194. Celeste says:

    We are SO in need of a nice new picnic quilt here!

  195. Anna Maschke says:

    Placemats…and napkins, and maybe some coasters. What a fun summer place setting that would be (and they would look great against my happy yellow plates!)

  196. Stephanie says:

    Happy Mama’s Day to you! Well, I would look at the fabrics, touch them like a newborn baby, and dream for a long time about the perfect project before cutting into them. THEY ARE GORGEOUS!!

  197. amelia sheen says:

    bags and zip pouches and quilt squares

  198. Nancy Mc says:

    The cherry print caught my eye first. My niece’s kitchen is all cherries. Dare I take that fabric out of the mix and make something for her???

  199. Kara says:

    What fun prints! I’m seeing an apron or a bag at first glance, but I’m sure I could come up with 100 things to make from such fun prints. I love the gingham with circles… I might have to buy some yardage of it.

  200. Kristine says:

    Yup. A blanket here too. So, so pretty altogether. Thanks for the offer!

  201. Tanya H. says:

    Love those prints! In my world, those would go straight into a little quilt to relax on at the playground this summer! The colours are perfect for my boys, but the fun tulips and cherry motifs would keep Mama happy, too!

  202. Nancy says:

    Red, white, and blue–the fabrics are perfect for a 4th of July picnic quilt! Love it! Love to win it!

  203. Jaime says:

    What a fun mix! I think a patchwork table runner and placemats would be wonderful – a picnic inside any day!

  204. Klaudia says:

    I’d make a picnic blanket!!! Surely thats the most pleasant way to use such a pretty fabric. Plus how much joy it will be to use it…it would be quilted blanket so it would be comfy too….
    mmmm…nice!! Picnics are the best!!!

  205. Julie says:

    I would make some chair cushions for the patio. What fantastic colours!

  206. Charissa says:

    Wow! I love those colors! I could have so much fun with this pack! I have several projects bookmarked, just waiting for the right fabric. Totes, fabric baskets, lots of gifts…

  207. Meaghan says:

    I have been looking for fabrics to make a baby quilt for a coworker. I think these are perfect since she is looking to avaoid the traditional pink.

  208. Tricia says:

    I look at these fabrics and think of a nice comfy quilt for my bed, all soft and pillowy, and the window is open with just a little breeze blowing in, and you can smell the jasmine growing outside the window…. and now I want to take a nap. Hee!

  209. Judith says:

    I would make hats for my girls.

  210. erin says:

    I would love to make some tiny skirts or tops for my baby!

  211. christina says:

    these are great!! we love grilling out and eating outside all summer. these would make great summer napkins and placemats and maybe a cute little basket to hold the napkins or silverware.

  212. Carrie L says:

    I have so many ideas–skirt, coasters, handbag, napkins… Those are fun fabrics!

  213. Emily says:

    What a fun pack! They make me think of picnics too – but since I am not much of ground sitter, I’d opt for patchwork placemats and napkins for the picnic table… oh, and maybe some can coolers!

  214. laurie says:

    not sure what I would make yet- but love these fabrics!!!

  215. blair says:

    oh I do love these fat quarter mixes, they are always so fun! Amy’s is very her…bright, clear, warm, and yes, summer!

  216. Lauren says:

    I’d make buttercup bags with them……….all I need is a fat quarter!

  217. Danielle says:

    I immediately thought picnic cloth when I saw the colors! Beautiful!

  218. Amy D. says:

    I would make my first quilt!

  219. alli forsyth says:

    I’ve been wanting to make some placemats and napkins for the summer and these are the perfect fabrci for them. Thanks for the giveaway…I love love love the colors.

  220. Jessica J. says:

    I’ve been dying to make a wallet. Those blues would match perfectly with a handbag I made recently, and that red would make such a lovely contrast! :-)

  221. Liz says:

    I would probably make a cute baby quilt out of them, I love the bright colors!

  222. MaryAnn says:

    I can see cottage cushions made from a variety of these fresh patterns.

  223. Beatrix says:

    I would definetely make some patchwork skirts for my girls.

  224. Rachelle says:

    I’d make a big beach tote with pockets and individual containers for all beach items: sunglass case, sunscreen (so it doesn’t ooze over everything else,) side pouch for water bottle, etc.

  225. Amy says:

    I have a new baby girl due at the end of the summer, and I can just see those patterns being used for bibs and burp cloths and so many cute little teensy dresses!

  226. Casey says:

    what an awesome mix of fabrics!! I love them, I think I’d use them to make something to hang on my walls. not sure what, but I’d want to be able to see them everyday

  227. Kimberly says:

    Beautiful! My girls’ Raggedy Ann dolls desperately need clothes and blankets – these fabrics would absolutely fit the bill.

  228. Francis C. Moore says:

    I would make a fun quilt. Francis C. Moore

  229. Bethany says:

    These are really cute. I’d make some baby skirts with mine.

  230. Amy says:

    I’ve been wanting to make a pinwheel quilt and I think that those fabrics would be perfect.

  231. BeckyR says:

    beautiful fabrics. I think I would have to make several small purses out of that collection.

  232. Meg says:

    What a fun mix! I love to try a patchwork halter or twirly skirt for my youngest daughter. Or/and perhaps some little purse that all the girls could enjoy?

  233. Dawn-Marie says:

    I could definitely see myself making a picnic blanket/quilt out of this…how is that for original?

  234. Henita says:

    Ohhhh, how lovely….with 3 little girls to sew for, the ideas are endless… Cute purses, lovely aprons, patchwork table runner, or some cute little skirts! I so wish I could win…just this once!

  235. Ann Dilcher says:

    I would make matching sunhats for my baby girl and me. And perhaps summer patchwork placemats.

  236. Annette W says:

    A purse and a quilt!!!

  237. kristen says:

    Hmmn, I could make a purse of two, pillow cushions, my first baby blanket, coasters, tissue holders, the list goes on.

  238. persis says:

    Great combination of fabrics! I would make several handbags and sprial bound notebook covers with those.

  239. As a fellow Portland gal I know what Amy means about summer coming so late. I could do with a good dose of sunshine and this fabric looks like just the thing. I am getting excited about making shorts for my two girls, 3 and 10 mos. I think these fabrics would be great as pockets and ruffles on solid shorts or as little four piece skirts.
    Check out the last project I made from scraps over at my blog, The Handmade Experiment. http://emilyflippinmaruna.wordpress.com/2009/04/24/shucks-theyre-only-shirts/

    Thanks Amy! And thanks sew, mama, sew for the opportunity!

    Emily

  240. kyla says:

    I’d make some patchwork tote bags! Great selections.

  241. Sarah says:

    I think I would make all my friends summer sunglass cases or camera pouches for their summer vacations. Fat quarters are perfect for that.

  242. When I look at those prints and colors I see beautiful patchwork pillows sitting on my couch with sun beams splayed across them.

  243. Melanie says:

    An apron…a sassy, summery apron. These colors are great!!

  244. Beth says:

    I’d make a purse organizer type clutch (that can move from bag to bag with ease) and at least one skirt for my toddler with these. So adorable.

  245. Katie S says:

    I’m thinking I would make a nice big patchwork tote bag so I could display each fabric in all it’s glory.

  246. Megan Kinyon says:

    I love those fabrics! They are beautiful. I would probably use them in some 9 patch squares and maybe to make a ruffle top for my little girl. I am new to this site and have already used several of the patterns/tuts/ideas available here. They turned out great so far. This is a wonderful resource for a new sewer!

  247. Amanda says:

    I’d make a table runner!

  248. Joanna says:

    yes! a picnic blanket and matching picnic placemats from her book Bend the Rules.

  249. Heather says:

    absolutely gorgeous combinations! so pretty and summery!

  250. Caryn says:

    I love those prints! So lovely. I think I might make a sweet little baby blanket for my best friends baby (Kate), who is going to be born in 2 weeks. Seems like she would like rolling around on it this summer.

  251. Jenifer says:

    I would definitely cut it up into 5″ squares and make a charm square skirt for my daughter(http://themerrychurchmouse.blogspot.com/2007/08/charming-little-skirt-tutorial.html), but keep a long strip of my favorite fabric to make ruffles on the bottom.

  252. Adrienne says:

    Amy Karol is so wonderful! Her style is so vintagey fresh. With her FQ collection I would make a cover for the hammock I have promised my guy. These fabrics would just call him to lay in the hammock and sip a frosty malt beverage. =]

  253. emtdlb says:

    I think those would look great as trivets for the table or counter. I don’t have the patience for a quilt, but those little projects are fun and good gifts. Those are great colors and would stand out well. Great choices.

  254. I think I would make a quilt to use as a throw on our screened in porch.

  255. MeganAnne says:

    I’m made some wonky log cabin slip covers for some couch pillows I desprately need. Or maybe I’d just make a chuncky quilt to snuggle under on the couch and for spring outtings.

  256. Heather says:

    I enjoy trying to quilt, but lack the creative sense to come up with interesting combos of fabric. This would make a cute quilt!

  257. Sarah Cosper says:

    I think I’d make some ruffle tops for my nb and almost 2 year olds!

  258. Barbara Sindlinger says:

    Love the fabric pack combo – I can see this pack also falling into 4th of July projects too.

  259. I’d make a quilt, of course! Those colors and designs are so vibrant and colorful – I know it would make a very HAPPY

  260. Laura says:

    I think this would definitely be the start to a new quilt!

  261. Maggi says:

    This looks like clothing for a family of softies, all animal friends of course! I am picturing a badger dad, a hedgehog mom, a little squirrel and maybe a turtle. Overalls, dresses, bonnets, hooray!

  262. Lorajean says:

    I love the mix! It would make a great baby quilt!

  263. Lisa says:

    I love the mix! I’d use them to make a quilt for my one year old daughter’s room :)

  264. Michelle says:

    Hmmm…I dunno what I would make – those fabrics are adorable – maybe a wallhanging??

  265. Shannon says:

    Let’s be honest, here. I’d probably put the fabric on my shelf with every other piece of fabric I drool over, periodically take it down just to stroke its beautiful color, and wait for the “perfect” project which may never come because I’m too afraid of ruining the quaint little folded squares. Do I have a sickness?

  266. Malorie says:

    I would make a baby quilt for one of my friends! and a new wallet since all I”m rockin is a paper envelope right now.

  267. Kathleen says:

    What a nice surprise to see Amy Karol as the guest designer! I’m a daily reader of both Angry Chicken and Sew Mama Sew, and love the colors and prints she picked out. I’d use this fabric for making new patchwork dishtowels for the kitchen, as well as a fabric banner to celebrate the summer season.

  268. Ricki says:

    SO adorable! I can see these in my kitchen for cloth napkins, pot holders, and even a patchwork apron. I’d love to see a market bag made out of the tulip red (outside) and cathedral dusk (inside). Fabulous selections!

  269. Tine says:

    The fabrics are beautiful and so happy!
    I would use them to make a lapquilt for my best friend. She is pregnant, unfortunately it is a very troubled pregnancy :/ She is not able to walk very far, and must spend most of the time laying down. And…she has 5 months to go!!! So I have been looking for some happy fabrics to cover her in a little quilty love. These would be perfect!!

  270. Codecrafter says:

    I love that mix of fabrics and I LOVE Amy Karol’s book. I can’t wait for the next one. If I were to win I think I might make a picnic quilt out of the bundle. We spend a lot of time out doors in the summer and I am starting to think we really need a good blanket to sit on.

  271. Kaye Prince says:

    I’m totally with Amy on this one! I just bought a picnic basket for Alex and I to enjoy and have been talking about making a picnic blanket to go with it (one with little pockets in the corners to weigh down with rocks). If there was enough fabric leftover I’d make matching napkins too!

  272. Jessica says:

    I would use these fabrics to make mini dresses (with contrast bands) for my little girl. I love the retro feel of these prints! The colors are perfect for spring and summer!

  273. Myra says:

    I love the chevrons, so cool. And the florals…

  274. Wendy says:

    I’d make a thick blanket lined with warm flannel to keep myself warm while watching Little League.

  275. Martha says:

    I would make a buttercup bag (or two), and the rest are PERFECT for the aqua and red quilt I’m making for my friend’s wedding.

  276. Sarah says:

    Those first two fabrics are to DIE for!! I am loving Amy’s idea of making something picnic related. I am thinking of making some picnic napkins!

  277. Hannah says:

    My first thought when I saw the fabrics was “4th of July”. My husband’s aunt always really hams up this holiday, usually with tacky store-bought disposable napkins, place mats and tablecloths. I would surprise her this year with a batch of homemade table ware the we could use year after year. I especially like this collection for this project because, while it has the essential red white and blue, it also mixes in a few other summery colors so that the tableware can be used for several months instead of just one day.

  278. Emily says:

    Ooooh! This might just be the color combo I’ve been looking for to make a quilt for a friend’s wedding. She loves Scandinavian style and these fabrics combined with white sashing would really have that feel!

  279. Sara R. says:

    Those colors are SO summer in the South of France! YUM!

  280. Shannon says:

    I would make a picnic quilt or table linens!

  281. Andrea says:

    I think I’d make some slippers and a lightweight throw sized quilt for things like watching the sunset, and having an impromptu picnic.

  282. Marlana says:

    A quilt would be so pretty out of these fabrics. Or a paneled skirt, each panel a different print with some bias tape at the bottom.

  283. Carly W says:

    Oh my beautiful! I love the colors and the prints! So fun! I definitely think I’d make a quilt with this… it could be my “Fourth of July” quilt. It’s a fun update on red, white and blue! *Keeping my fingers crossed*!

  284. sandyandcosmo says:

    What a great selection for the summer months! I think I would make a bunting and hang it across a bay window so I could admire these fabrics every day!

  285. Anna says:

    -Hard not to follow Amy’s suggestion and try to make picnic stuff….
    I love these prints, and they are awesome together. I also love Amy’s blog.

    I might also make a small quilt to hang on the wall out of them–I have a room painted cobalt blue, and the quilt would look amazing there.

    Ooh, I really want to win this one!!

  286. Jessica says:

    I would make some quilted coasters.

  287. Anna says:

    Those are just so cute! I think i would make another Avalon quilt from the book Material Obsession. I’ve already gotten one mostly made with lots of bright funky patterns from Amy Butler and Heather Ross, but this would make up into such a great quilt with white sashing! And it’s perfect because it uses 12 FQs how perfect is that!! Oh, it could be used for a picnic blanket or a couch blanket or sooo many other things. Thanks for offering this!

    Anna

  288. Stacy says:

    Cute! I’d use these to make a cheery quilt!

  289. Julie says:

    I’d make accessories! Belts, wallets, sunglasses cases, etc!

    Cheers.

  290. Denise says:

    I would love to make some pillows for my front porch. These fabrics look awesome together.
    Love, love , love them!

  291. Jan says:

    I’d make a coin quilt.

  292. wendy says:

    “seem”

  293. Wendy says:

    I love amy karol’s book and I love her fabric selections.

  294. wendy says:

    I see to be into kitchen things lately . . . maybe a patchwork mat for the top of my microwave and a set of potholders or kitchen towels.

  295. Jeannine says:

    Those fat quarters would make some lovely pillows!

  296. Mrs. JP says:

    When I see those fabrics as a whole the first thing that came to mind was red, white and blue. I’ve got a wall hanging to do for the 4th of July as a tribute to my soldier and all the other people serving our country.

  297. Susie Mac says:

    Our household needs napkins, napkins, and napkins! So, that’s what I would make with these dance-happy looking fabrics. And, maybe a bunch of button magnets to give as gifts. Yep, that’s what I would do.

  298. Kate says:

    Beach blanket perfect for summer (and hopefully big enough to share) :)

  299. Alissa says:

    I think I’d make somthing summery, like a light dress for my DD. Wouldn’t it make a cute ruffle for the bottom?Maybe a couple layers of ruffle? Sounds so fun!

  300. Mary says:

    I would love to make a picnic quilt out them. I can see how lovely it would be to lay it on some dark green grass and gaze up at the blue sky.

  301. Sarah says:

    I think I’d make some cute little summer handbags and an apron.

  302. Nikki says:

    Love the book! Love the fabrics! I think I would have to go with Amy’s picnic set idea. How cute that would be!

  303. naomig says:

    I love this FQ pack! At first I’m like, it doesn’t go together, but wait, does it? Love how it totally sucked me in like that…

    I think this would make a lovely stack of cloth napkins… two sided cloth napkins.

  304. qsogirl says:

    I would love to make a casual summer bag with these fabrics, they are so cheerful!!

  305. Danielle says:

    I love this bold combo of fabrics! Awesome! I want to use them all together so I think I would make a quilt too. Any scraps I would use for a wall hanging or a patchwork skirt for my niece(first niece on that side of the family) who will be born in September. :)

  306. Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

    With this lovely fat quarter grouping, I would make a picnic tablecloth for on the deck overlooking the lake! It would work perfectly!

  307. Megan says:

    I think those fabrics would make a great quilt. Maybe a picnic blanket!

  308. Sunny says:

    I think I would make my mom an apron and matching napkins. Because she Rocks!

  309. Michelle says:

    I would finally made some zippered pouches and give them away! Maybe try a few of the fat quarter purses listed here on SMS.

  310. donna guterman says:

    I would make summer bags for my daughters and one for me. The left-overs would be great for my stash of scraps for a spider web quilt!

  311. Margaret says:

    I just got Heather Bailey’s Happy Stacker pattern — these fabrics would be PERFECT for it! Bright, cheerful, and gender-neutral. I’m (just barely) expecting my first, and am starting to get very excited about what I can make for the little one.

  312. JJ says:

    FQ bundles are so much fun. I think I would try to make some patchwork pants for my little guy then go from there…

  313. Katie says:

    A Fourth of July bunting!

  314. Michele says:

    These fabrics are so pretty together! I loved the idea of making a picnic quilt out of them!

  315. Michelle Price says:

    I’m envisioning the cutest little bay skirts for my new niece. These colors are adorable for the summer!

  316. Sarah says:

    I think these would make great napkins, and I would probably have to make a bag of some sort, because somehow I can’t stop making bags.

  317. Autumn says:

    I’d make a coin quilt…..those are great fabrics to use with WHITE, WHITE, WHITE.

  318. Rachel says:

    Oh my goodness…. such a fabulous combo of red and blues. I would have to make something to go outside… everyone’s talk of a picnic blanket has convinced me!

  319. Ida Nielsen says:

    Gorgeous fabrics. I’d make them into lots and lots of totes and maybe a colourful apron too.

  320. Erin Compton says:

    I would make a place mat set for my dining room that is turning out to be quite vintage inspired. Most of our furniture and decor are cherished family hand me downs (our table is the table my husband’s father grew up eating around), and a sweet patchwork set of place mats and a table cloth made of this fabric would suit it beautifully!

  321. Kelly says:

    Amy Karol is fab, I love the Bend the Rules Sewing Book and recently participated in a BTRS swap where we all made the charming handbag – such a great little bag.

    If I was lucky enough to win this gorgeous Amy Karol Mix I’d use them to make a lap quilt for my little sister [she just turned 33 so isn't really that little, but is younger than me ;-)]. She isn’t a real girly girl, so I think this mix of fabrics would really suit her, plus her fave colour is blue and the blue and red just look sooooo great together. She enjoys motor sports so I can see her taking a little lap quilt along to keep her knees warm on the chilly evenings.

    She doesn’t own a quilt and I think she would just love a lap quilt made up from this “summer picnic” mix.

    Please pick me! Kelly :-)

  322. Jennifer says:

    Such great colors!
    I think I would either make a quilt or a patchwork bag.

    Thanks!

  323. kristine hanson says:

    I would make myself a new tote bag!

  324. Amy says:

    I love these fabrics! I think they would make a cute patchwork skirt for one of my daughters!

  325. Jody says:

    oh, those are so lovely. i have been making bibs and pouches with the fats i just received a few weeks ago from sms. i would love to make a bunch more!

  326. alison says:

    I might make a patchwork handbag, or try my hand at a quilt, or maybe use them for a twirly skirt for my niece, or for patchwork potholders – so many ideas started rolling around in my head the second I saw that fat quarter pack!

  327. alisha says:

    I love the prints and I can’t wait for the new book to come out. (Already pre-ordered!) My SIL just had a baby, my sister is expecting this summer and I have one on the way as well. So I’d definitely make some things for the babies — bibs, booties, clothes. Who knows!

  328. Bonnie says:

    Love this mix–what a fabulous eye for color and pattern. I think a patchwork skirt or dress for my girls would be perfect.

  329. Gretchen says:

    I love to read Amy’s blog! I would probably make a bag or skirt from her FQ Pack! It’s beautiful!

  330. Sarah Vee says:

    I love this mix of fabric! Funky cool, crisp and summery too. I would make another one of Elizabeth’s fabric focus bags posted here in April, maybe some fabric baskets to perk up my sewing space, maybe even some cute clothes for my kids. Thanks for the chance.

  331. lesley says:

    what a fantastic, happy collection! love it

  332. 2hippos says:

    Great choices. I’d use most of them for a quilt but might try and sneak a bag out of a couple as well.

  333. J.J. says:

    I HEART summery fabrics like this!!! It makes me think of happy days of my childhood…and playing outside until the street lamps came on, fireworks on 4th of July, etc….Ahhhh, and I also HEART Amy Karol. Although I’ve never met her personally, I totally feel like she’s my long-lost-super-productive best bud – blogging does that – lets people into your personal life a little…

    Thanks, AMY & SMS for a gorgeous compilation of FQs~
    JJ

  334. I would love to make a patchwork skirt for my daughter and a patchwork basket with that amazing material. Please sent it to me!!!

  335. Annika says:

    I think it would have to be a summer picnic blanket.

  336. I would love to make a patchwork skirt for my daughter with that amazing material. Please sent it to me!!!

  337. Liz says:

    Oh I’d love this fat quarter pack. It would be so much to make an adorable stuffed animal of sorts for my little girl out of them. Please pick me.

  338. amy says:

    I think those prints are perfect for some party bunting!

  339. Tracy says:

    I love these! I need to make a kitchen mat but I also need to make a picnic/ park blanket with the rocks in the corner. I think the tutorial is from House on the hill road? Mmm now I must go sew something!

  340. Gillian says:

    Oh, those fabrics are SCREAMING patchwork tablecloth to me!!!

  341. Dawn says:

    I would probably make a purse.
    Never enough purses, you know.
    ☺

  342. Barb says:

    Oh, these would be perfect for some placemats for my kitchen…and then maybe some tea towels with the scraps.

  343. Lydia says:

    I love Angry Chicken!!

    I am due for a new purse so I’d probably pick some coordinating fabrics and sew up a little fun tote! I would also use some for monogrammed jewelry pouches.

  344. Crystal says:

    Great fabric! I would probably make my daughter a skirt or I really like the apron idea.

  345. abbie says:

    I would make a some cute summer bags – one for me and one for a friend!

  346. Rae C. says:

    Oooh, these fabrics are so summery. I would make a fantastic mixed up set of napkins with the fabric to use with my 30’s and 40’s vintage table clothes (all from my dear grandmother).

  347. Annalee says:

    I’d make a quilt for my daughter’s bed. We just moved into a new house, and those fabrics would look fantastic with the color scheme we’ve chosen!

  348. Leslie Newton says:

    These are beautiful and “clean-looking”. They remind me of spring. I would use these to applique on onesies and to make a purse.

  349. Charlotte says:

    colorful aprons and cute doll quilts!

  350. Jennifer says:

    This collection would make great little girl pinanfores and bloomers, or a grouping of fabric boxes, or a great collection of fabric birds!

  351. MegVS says:

    Ooohh, what a fun grouping! I would love to make a quilt with these!

  352. Ellen says:

    Those would be PERFECT for a picnic quilt! I always think of picnics around the 4th of July, and I have been meaning to make a quilt for that time of year! I just forget until the end of June, and by then, it’s too late! I think they are beautiful. Great job Amy!

  353. KZ says:

    Oh, those do make me think of summer. What a great combo!

  354. amanda says:

    Those look like some hot handbags to me!

  355. Lorene says:

    Love this set! I think I’d make a patchwork tote bag!

  356. Panamomma says:

    I think I would make a skirt and a top for my daughter with this mix. I like making skirts based upon the Pink Fig Girly Skirt pattern. With an arrangement of these fabrics, my daughter would be in heaven twirling around. A simple peasant top like the one in Anna Maria Horner’s book would be a great topper for the skirt. The bias tape could be made of the same mix of fabrics.

  357. Phoebe says:

    I’m so impressed with her selections, they all go together so nicely without being too matchy-matchy. I would make a scrappy quilt with them, maybe a pinwheel design. Beautiful!

  358. Fiona says:

    This is a beautiful selection of fabrics.

  359. Java Jane says:

    Just delicious!

  360. Kate says:

    I would make a purse or a tiny quilt… or an apron! Oh man, I don’t know what I’d make for sure!

  361. Sarah says:

    Oh, she picked my favorite color scheme! I’ve been on a patchwork pillow kick lately and I would use these to make pillows for the couch in the family room, and combine them with some of my own fabric for a lap quilt.

    Gorgeous!

  362. Abby says:

    Those fabrics are so beautiful it would be hard to decide what to make! I think I would make small gifts for my sons’ teachers for the end of the year. A tea wallet? Fabric scarf? They are beautiful!

  363. Angela says:

    I’d add them to my scrappy pinwheel quilt! And, I use a few to make the aprons on a couple of apron dresses for my girls. Great combination by the way! Love the colors she chose!

  364. Anna says:

    Oh, I love this selection! The colors are fabulous. I would make a quilt (boring answer, but true!).

  365. Melissa says:

    I have been on a patchwork jumper kick sewing for my little girls- this would make a darling dress! Love it!

  366. Amanda says:

    I have been doing a lot of work outside this week. These fabrics would make a perfect patchwork throw for my porch! Of course, it could also double as a pic-a-nic blanket, fort for my daughter or table cloth when we have guests.

  367. Wendy says:

    An apron!

  368. daniela says:

    these fabrics let me see summer days!
    wow so warm and sunny, a day at the beach, it’s early summer i guess at amy’s house…

  369. Rachel says:

    The fabrics are gorgeous! I can’t wait until her book comes out! Some of them would go into a quilt and some of them would be used to make one of those chickens that posted previously!

  370. anita says:

    I would love to make a quilt with this fabric. I would most likely make something like square in a square with some Kona cotton white to make the fabrics pop. thanks!

  371. Rebekah says:

    These would make a super cute patchwork quilt!! or a patchwork purse! love the patterns!

  372. Stacy says:

    Oh, I have some small bags like makeup bags on my to do list for gifts. And we do need some new napkins. I think my daughter would love a bag made out of the cherries print.

  373. Lisa Clarke says:

    I think Amy is right on with the picnic blanket idea. I was just thinking last night that I’d like to make a quilt for sitting on at the beach, or the park, and RED was a color i very much had in mind.

  374. sarah says:

    love Amy’s picnic set idea!

  375. Shanna says:

    Some fabric headbands would be perfect for summer out of these fabrics.

  376. Ali says:

    I would probably add them into a new quilt. Love them all.

  377. Katie says:

    I am dying to make a String Quilt. I would love to have these to make my quilt! What a bright, fun collection.

  378. molly says:

    I love that you invite people to make these fat quarter packs. Such a brilliant idea. I think I would start with a beach bag. I love the idea of lining a picnic basket too.

  379. Laura says:

    I love Amy Karol and I love her picks! These are so lovely. I love patchwork and would probably make a bunch of small patchwork-y projects from these: pillows, stuffed animals, and probably a quick bag for me to carry.

  380. Jessica says:

    I’d make some cheery potholders or a 4th of July banner! Love the grouping!

  381. Diana says:

    I think I would make a breezy top or many some summer bags for myself and friends. What a cheery palette!

  382. Bethany says:

    I love this fat quarter collection. It’s almost patriotic in a way, with all the reds and blues. Beautiful!

  383. Emily S says:

    Hmmm, I think I’d make a dress for my first little one due this summer!

  384. Michelle says:

    I love those fabrics! I think I would make a lovely fabric tote or perhaps even a picnic blanket.

  385. Sarah says:

    I’m gearing up to make a new quilt for my guest room and it will definitely include red. These fat quarters would be a perfect jumping-off point!

  386. Ashley says:

    Love it! I think a small picnic quilt would be perfect!

  387. Jane says:

    I would make place mats and the cherry print would be the prime fabric. I love it.

  388. Lindsay says:

    I think these FQ would make a BEAUTIFUL quilt for my little girlie! Thanks for sharing Amy…Love your blog too!

  389. becky says:

    I probably start with a baby quilt and go from there. The ideas would undoubtedly flow and spill as I ran those fabrics through my fingers. Beautiful!!

  390. lynn whelan says:

    I love this combination of colors for nautical designs. I would make some collaged items (cards, tags, wall art, iron ons)with these fabrics and love that the actual designs are not nautical “themed”.

    thanks
    lynn

  391. Rose says:

    We just bought our first house and I think those fabrics would be perfect for brightening up our dining space! Oh the goodies I could make!

  392. Tabbi says:

    I would make some patchwork funky jeans for my tween pulling apart the sides to insert some fabrics making the jeans flared (but not quite bell bottoms cause those are ‘not that cool’ according to my kid)

  393. donette says:

    I’m thinking these would make some really cute summer patchwork placemats. What a wonderful combo!

  394. Robin says:

    Great prints! I would probably go for something simple like a quilted hot pad (I’ve been desiring to make these for awhile…). I LOVE Amy Karol and the Angry Chicken blog! My family just finished making mother’s day gifts with ideas from the blog. We painted unfinished wood boxes, adorned them with more painted wood pieces and bling and lined the inside top and bottom with scrapbook printed papers. We placed a picture of them inside, too. I think the mothers will love them and treasure them for many years to come. Amy is such a great inspiration for craftiness and I’m thankful that she shares her artistic ability! Happy Mother’s Day.

  395. rebecca says:

    Hhmmm… perhaps a patchwork twirl skirt for my two year old. Great selection of fabrics!!

  396. sonya says:

    so beautiful!
    I’m with you on the table stuff– I’d make a tablecloth & napkins & a little tote to carry them & some silverware for a picnic…my basket always seems so full of food…

  397. Ellyn says:

    Oh those are terrific! I think I would make them into a patchwork summer skirt! or maybe an apron, those colors would be perfect in my kitchen. Yes, an apron would be great! good choices

  398. Wendymoon says:

    Very pretty! I’ve been making a bunch of little zipper pouches lately. These would work well for more!

  399. MomOfThree says:

    These fabrics would look great in a classic patchwork quilt! Or the picnic blanket from the tutorial in the spring projects on this site! I love the cherry print (it would be great for a little girl’s dress with a circle skirt and a red ribbon sash).

  400. Margie says:

    I really love these prints. They are so beautiful. I look at them & am sure that I would make a patchwork skirt! I alos think they would be beautiful as patchowrk pillows. Amy you are amazing! I really love your site & read it often.You taught me the proper way to sew bias binding.

  401. Melissa says:

    I would love to make some patchwork pillows for the couch. :) Great fabric.

  402. Stephanie Wehrman says:

    Last week I made an “april bag” with some fat quarters and gave it away (because it was just perfect for a “cheer-up” present for my friend. Now I need to make one for myself, and these summer colors would be just right to make a bag to tote around with me this summer………

  403. Valerie says:

    As I have picnic blankets on my mind lately when it comes to sewing, I think these prints would work splendidly!

  404. audrey says:

    I would make bags and baby cloths for my daughter (ETA August 3 or so)! It really is a fantastic assortment.

  405. Alexandra says:

    As a new sewer I am loving my ‘Bend-the-Rules’ book – don’t know what I’d do without it.
    I would like to make some patchwork D-ring belts and a few bandanas (love bandanas for the summer!) and probably a few of Amy’s Artsy Clutches – love them!
    Great fabrics – thanks for the chance!

  406. Zainab says:

    A picnic basket liner would be beautiful in one of these!!!

    Beautiful fabrics! I’m not sure what I’d do with them..I’ve been into wallets lately but I’d want something else out of these. Something out in the open that will make you smile to see it :)

  407. Ellen Ban says:

    I would be inspired to make a summer patchwork tablecloth for celebrating the 4th of July!

  408. amanda says:

    Gorgeous fabrics! I’m not sure exactly what I would make…but would definitely use them to make gifts for friends :)

  409. Sandi says:

    I’m a quilter, so most likely I’d make a quilt. Maybe a mini quilt, maybe a lap quilt. Or maybe I’d make a bag – I need to do a new bag for spring/summer, and these fabrics have a bright, cheerful look that would work well.

  410. Cara says:

    ooooohhh, this is so lovely. I’m such an Amy Karol fan.

  411. Karen says:

    I’d make a log cabin table topper.

  412. Debra G says:

    I think the Cherries Red and Gingham Dot Red would make a wonderful baby bib !

  413. Anna Socrates says:

    That is the cutest fat quarter pack. I am working on a quilt by “dont look now” with raw edge applique. These fabrics would really make “Jessica’s Garden” pop!
    Anna S.

  414. Jane Bissell says:

    These fabrics are yummy! I think I would like them in a tote bag, for sure. Then I would be able to carry them around with me all the time.

  415. Holly says:

    I would definitely turn some into bibs for the new baby due in July. And if I could make it work, some little pants or kimono tops for the same girl. :)

  416. christine says:

    i would love to take the tulip red print make some pot holders, mitts and coordinating towels for my kitchen. if i got really ambitious i would make a table cloth as well.

  417. amanda says:

    it’s so cute! of course it will be a picnic quilt, like the namesake.

  418. Victoria says:

    I’d love to make some sweet tiered skirts for my girls!

  419. Sue says:

    Wow! What gorgeous fabric! No problem deciding that I would make some really cute pouches and coin purses from them…maybe even a purse! Sure would love to win these beautiful fat quarters!!!!!

  420. Susan says:

    Love the fabric mix in this! I’m not going to be too original here because I think a quilted picnic blanket in these fabrics would be so much fun! So, that’s what I would do. Oh – and maybe some summer placemats or kitchen towels. I love Amy Karol’s book – I open it frequently for inspiration! Thanks for posting!

  421. Shelly says:

    Love the Angry Chicken Blog!! (Thanks AMY!) I would love to make placemats and napkins! Always in search of the perfect bag…I have a pattern or two to use these fun fabrics for a summer tote or purse!!

  422. isabel f. says:

    lovely pack of fabrics :))
    maybe I will start my very first quilt, who knows :DD
    hugs Isabel

  423. BiancaWood says:

    Lovely fabrics!! I’d make a quilt of course! And with any left overs I would make dearfii baby perles with my kiddies. Thanks for the chance

  424. kangaroo says:

    Those look fabulous together! If I won this pack I’d probably recover my picnic basket (which is an old sewing basket) and make a blanket, as you suggested. but first I’d have to tell everyone I know, “Guess who picked these fabrics for me? Amy Karol. That’s right, Amy Karol.”

  425. Missy says:

    I would use it to applique patterns on my girls’ summer shirts and make coordinating hair bows and headbands. Love it!

  426. Jessica T says:

    What an eye catching combo, nice!

  427. Regina says:

    I have a big lawn swing that I like to throw a quilt over in the summer during parties and picnics – splash of color and nice to wrap in as the party winds into the evenings. These fabrics would work up great into a “scrappy” summer quilt for the swing.

  428. Beth says:

    Lovely fabrics! I love some of those blues!

  429. katy says:

    What a great idea to have Designers put together FQ bundles. LOVE IT and can’t wait to see the next collection.

    With this collection I would make a scrappy looking kitchen mat. Cheerful and bright, perfect for the kitchen.

  430. Natalie Hawley says:

    I would make a crib quilt for the twin girls I am going to have anyday now. I have a few pink and purple ones, but these would be great colors to change things up a bit.

  431. Kim B. says:

    I would oogle and adore these lovely prints! They would make such sweet little pieces for my new baby girl’s first summer!

  432. Angela Moore says:

    I love the navy and red – and we’re coming into winter in Tassie so would be a lovely reminder of the warmer weather!

    These are colours of my childhood and now I have a daughter of my own I’d have to consider making something for her – maybe a twirly skirt, or even attempt a quilt (which is still a pretty new craft for me).

    Great fabric choices!

  433. Alice S says:

    What a beautiful group of fabrics! I would take Amy’s idea and make a big ‘ole picnic blanket for my family (though I’m not sure how I would quilt such a large blanket). If enough fabric is left, I would make a patchwork skirt for my little girl.

  434. joscie says:

    Oh my cuteness! I’d probably make a bag or apron. But I could totally go for the picnic thing!

  435. Dawn says:

    Sundresses!!

  436. lina says:

    OMG I love them all! I live in tropical country so you can say here is summer everyday. I’d make picnic blanket, sewing machine cover and wall pockets and pouches too.

  437. Sarah J says:

    Wow – what a great mix of fabrics. I am addicted to the projects in ‘Bend the rules Sewing’ – it was the first sewing book I bought and has inspired me and given the confidence to try other projects as well. If I was lucky enough to win I would make napkins, and an ‘artsy clutch’ from the fat quarters. yum yum.

  438. Lisa Boyer says:

    Ooooh! I would make a small quilt wallhanging. Love the colors and prints! I’m an Amy Karol fan.

  439. Anita says:

    I would like to make a cute little patchwork skirt or apron for my daughter with those lovely fabrics.

  440. Dani says:

    Cute picks! I would make purse accessories with them. And maybe even a small purse or two since I adore small purses!
    =^..^=

  441. jennydee says:

    Why I would make a quilt of course!! I love the fabric and i want to be entered! Thanks

  442. Laurel says:

    This is such a great mix of fabrics! I’d love to use the cherries, tulips, and red/white polka dots to make myself a full apron.

  443. Amber says:

    A picnic quilt sounds like a great idea for those fun prints! What a great pack!

  444. Michelle says:

    love the fabric choices and LOVE Amy Karol! I have Bend the Rules Sewing, and I must say, it is fabulous. A great beginner book for those intimidated by their sewing machines :)

  445. Jacqui says:

    I think I’d be entirely unoriginal and make a picnic blanket – how could I not? Lined with something waterproof to combat our perennially soggy ground here in Auckland and with some napkins if there was enough left over. Great combo of fabrics!

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