How to Fold Fat Quarters

I found a new way to fold fat quarters. It’s my new favorite way. On a whim I purchased 30 fat quarters from New River Fiber Co. in Blacksburg, VA, USA. They were all Denyse Schmidt fabric. I loved how they were folded.

This tutorial shows you how you can fold your fat quarters in this very efficient way.
Once folded, each one measures about 6 inches by 2.5 inches.
top view

234That’s it. Easy.

Row by Row Experience: The New River Fiber Co.

The New River Fiber Co., located in Blacksburg, Virginia, was a great find during my Row by Row Experience. It had a modern vibe, and I just loved the “Spring” block they created for this “Sew a Season” shop hop:

The New River Fiber block

The photo, taken from their Facebook page, does not show how beautiful the fabric was. I bought the kit:

dogwood fabrics

The New River Fiber Co. had wonderful quilt fabric as well as lots and lots of yarn. They also had really soft pillow forms. I bought one and made a pillow with this quilt block.

The “dogwoods” were easy to make, basically a snowball block with one background corner missing:

almost a snowball

I made two big, one medium and two small “dogwoods.” I machine appliqued the centers using decorative stitches:

dogwood eyes

I played with the arrangement until it pleased me:

pleasing dogwoods

I initially did not have the “half” dogwood on the right side, but when I squared up the block it just seemed like that part needed a flower. I used the part cut from the top dogwood. Thank goodness for seam rippers.

I used the leftover fabric to make the back:

dogwood stripes

I added an invisible zipper, and it was done.

This pillow is feminine, and I’m going to use it in my small home office/corner.

 

 

This shop was worth the drive: 880 University City Blvd, Blacksburg, VA 24060.