Fat Quarter Bundle Ideas by Tracy
Posted in Product Reviews on Wednesday the 7th March 2018 by Vicki Ormerod
Hello, my name is Tracy and I was very lucky to be offered the chance to do a preview for Minerva Crafts on their Fat Quarter Bundles
As a keen crafter I love the opportunity to use fat quarters as I find them so versatile for many projects and an affordable option to get a little package of co-ordinating fabrics with the guess work of mix and matching colours and designs, all done for you.
Minerva were very generous in allowing me to pick my bundle and anybody that knows me would automatically have guessed I would have gone for roses, I am just drawn to them. So I chose this Fabric Bundle
in blues and pink.
Now when my package duly arrived, if I was a studious type of reviewer and blogger I would have taken a photo of the lovely tied up bundle - DOH! Well I am not - I know it was wrong but I was super keen to cut the goodies.
I did however photo 3 of the 4 fabrics once I remembered. All four fabrics have been used either as outer or liners.
My first impressions of the material was it is very good quality cotton, and the print is very clear and the colours are bright and vibrant.
So I set to work on the project I wanted to make a medium coin purse, using the Prym Julia Purse Clasp
also available from Minerva. There are many superior tutorials online on how to do them but here is my rough attempt to explain how to get a template for the sew on clasp section.
I took the clasp and traced around the edge.
Then added 3/8" around the outside, to give me a 1/4" seam allowance.
Below the red dots and line is your freedom to do any shape you like on your purse.
When I finished my little purse I had so much fabric left and felt I had not done the review justice and realized I could show you just how much you can get out of these little bundles.
A light bulb went off in my mind and looked at the shape of my coin purse and thought what a great notions pouch it would make. From this my thoughts turned to my love of knitting and how I love storage for all my current works in progress.
There was plenty of fabric left to make a lovely Box bag, Ideal for small knitting or crochet projects if you are a crafter or even as a makeup/ toiletry bag as gifts for non crafters.
I still had plenty of fabric left and so my latest sock project had a new little DPN (double pointed needle) holder made.
So now I have a super cute matching set for all my sock knitting projects.
And I still have fabric left - I see a sewing pincushion in my future and or possibly a thread catcher bag.
So to end my review I would like to thank Minerva for the opportunity to use these wonderful fabrics and to urge non quilters to give them a go, great value for money.
Thanks for reading,