Quilting Adventures, my local quilt shop, recently had a “Stuff Your Sewing Basket” sale which they have once a year. If you are on their email list, they send you an email with that day’s goodies for sale. They ship the items or you pick them up at the store.
Anyway, I purchased two sets of 6 Fat Eighths in orange and gray:
They were too cute to use, but I was curious how they were folded:
Fold the fabric into thirds:
This is the tricky part, from the left pull the fabric up to the right until there is about a half inch above the top of the fabric on the right corner of the triangle.
Fold the flap over the back and finger press it against the back. You should have a sharp edge on the left and the top of the fabric.
Now lift the creased top part and lay it inside and on top of the long strip. You can now start to make the triangles, back and forth until you get to the end.
At the end, tuck the end triangle tail into the back of the triangle stack.
That’s how it was folded.
The selection of fabrics made me very happy.
Okay, so I’ll have to use them now.
6 thoughts on “Folding Fat Eighths.”
oh my goodness Yes!!! What a wonderful selection…great color choices too! The gray squared elements is one of my very favorites…makes every fabric I have look better! (It was also featured in my very first chicken 🙂
How cute Wanda!!! Hmmmm. I’m going to have to start buying more fat eighths just so I can fold them like this! Thanks for linking up!! And yes, LOVE those colors.
These are adorable. The next time I give fabric as a gift I’m going to try folding it this way. Thanks!
That’s a great idea.