Monday, February 10, 2014

Fat Quarter Projects: Baby Gift Set

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Congrats, Amanda! You are the winner!

Do you know those cute little squares of fabric you see in the fabric department of your favorite stores and notice how cute and coordinating they all are? And then, you look at the label and it says something like Fat Quarter or Fabric Quarter and you wonder what on earth does that mean? Well, wonder no more!
A fat quarter is a one-fourth yard cut of fabric that (usually) measures 18" x 22" instead of the typical 9" x 44" quarter-yard cut. The longest side's dimension will vary if your fabric is not 44" wide.

Go here to find out all you ever wanted to know about fat quarters. All I know is that I love the fat quarter selection at JoAnn Fabrics! They have tons of them and in so many wonderful colors and patterns! I bought some a few weeks ago when they were on sale for .99/each. You cannot beat that price!
You can also find a big selection online at fabric stores or on eBay and etsy. Online is a great option if you are looking for something a little less ordinary.
I found this terrific fabric online several months ago and finally decided what I wanted to use it for. It was a fat quarter and the print was just so cute I couldn't pass it up even though I wasn't sure what I was going to make with it.

I finally decided and then wanted to show you what all you can make with just ONE fat quarter! A few other supplies were needed for these projects but one fat quarter of fabric made all of these fun items.

With just ONE fat quarter, you can make a bib, burp cloth, bow tie and necktie t-shirt for your favorite little boy! What a perfect gift to give someone - and for less than $5 (assuming you already have elastic on hand and backing for the bib which you can use just about anything)!

Here they are in detail:
Bib: Made with fabric from the fat quarter + quilters batting I already had on hand from other projects + a small square of velcro for closure that I already had on hand. (Tutorial coming!)
Burp Cloth: Fabric from the fat quarter + a cloth diaper I already had on hand - I snatch these up when I find them on sale to use for gifts, etc. (Tutorial coming!)
Bow Tie: Fabric from fat quarter + elastic I already had on hand.  You can find a full tutorial on making a Baby/Toddler Bow Tie here.
Necktie T-Shirt: Fabric from fat quarter + Heat n Bond I already had on hand + black t-shirt from Hobby Lobby $2.99. I used the applique method for applying the necktie to the t-shirt. Find the full tutorial here.

Now for the fun part! I don't have any little boys so this will do me no good! I'd like to give it to one of you. If you'd like to win this 4 Piece Wiener Dog Baby Gift Set (fits size 6 months - 12 months), you can win 3 different ways.
  1. Follow me on Facebook at Life is {Sew} Daily. Then, just come back and tell me you did.
  2. Follow my Pinterest board, Life is {Sew} Daily. Then, come tell me you did.
  3. Leave a comment for me telling me what you've made or would like to make with a Fat Quarter or just say hey!
One entry for each method! So, up to 3 entries! I ship to the US only. Giveaway ends Friday, February 14 at noon! Winner will be chosen at random.

Don't forget to share this post with your friends so they can have a chance to win, too!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy weekend to all!
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  1. Wonderful and so creative! I love how you thought outside of the box. And look how perfect the bow-tie turned out! The dog head on the nob and the body on the bow. Just perfect! I have made quilts and hot pads with fat quarters. Hoping to win!

    1. I need to make myself some new hot pads! That's a great idea!

  2. I just liked you on Facebook!! I'd love to win for my sister's first baby!!

    1. Thanks for the like! This giveaway is limited to a small audience (people with baby boys!) so your chances of winning are pretty good! Good luck!

    2. Thanks, it would be a fun thing for her baby boy and she loves anything black and white!

    3. Thanks, it would be a fun thing for her baby boy and she loves anything black and white!

  3. I started following you on pinterest! Great stuff on there!!

  4. These stuff are so precious. This is the most unique gift set I have seen. The designs are awesome and the color combination is cool! The bow tie and bib are both attractive!


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