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Fat 8ths and Friends, Volume 1 by Marsha McCloskey. All the patterns in this little book are written for Fat 8ths. Buying Fat 8ths is an easy and inexpensive way to get the variety of prints needed to make these cheerful scrap quilts. Marsha picked these six quilt patterns to be used with her 2006 collection of fabrics, Fat 8ths and Friends, for In the Beginning. We hope you enjoy the fun and whimsy of these prints inspired by the fabric designs from the 1930s and 1940s. Reproduction prints from this era here to stay, so even if you cant find the exact prints to reproduce these quilts, you will always be able to find something similar.


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Fat 8ths and Friends
Volume 1

Author: Marsha McCloskey
Pages: 36
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11 1/2"
Publisher: In the Beginning
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4K10303
Weight: 0.5 lb

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What is a Fat 8th?

Very simply, it is half of a fat quarter...or a piece of fabric that measures about 10-1/2"x18". All the patterns in this little book are written for Fat 8ths. Buying Fat 8ths is an easy and inexpensive way to get the variety of prints needed to make these cheerful scrap quilts.

The Quilts

Marsha picked these six quilt patterns to be used with her 2006 collection of fabrics, Fat 8ths and Friends, for In the Beginning. We hope you enjoy the fun and whimsy of these prints inspired by the fabric designs from the 1930s and 1940s. Reproduction prints from this era here to stay, so even if you cant find the exact prints to reproduce these quilts, you will always be able to find something similar.

 

About the Author

Marsha McCloskey has written or co-authored over twenty books on quiltmaking including Blended Quilts I and Blended Quilts II from In the Beginning, Feathered Star Quilt Blocks I, and Marsha McCloskey's Block Party. She is a highly regarded quilt instructor, having taught all over the United States and in eight foreign countries. She has her own small publishing company, Feathered Star Productions, Inc., and has been designing fabrics for quilters since 1996.

Look for Marsha's books, rulers, and fabric at your local quilt shop. See her teaching schedule online at www.MarshaMcCloskey.com

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Table of Contents

Introduction1Blossom Time 6
Getting Started2Flying High 10
Quiltmaking Basics: Corn and Beans14
Cutting and Piecing 2Quilt Gallery 17
About the Quilt Patterns5Crackerbox21
Finishing34Wind Rows 24
The Quilts: Flower Pot 28

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