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Fat eighths are 9″ x 21″ cuts of fabric that are typically sold in curated bundles. These small rectangles of fabric are a great way to create a scrappy but cohesive quilt and build up your fabric stash.
In today’s post, I’m sharing ten of my favorite free fat eighth quilt patterns to help you turn those fat eighth bundles into beautiful quilts!
1. Fat Eighth Frenzy by Fat Quarter Shop
Fat Eighth Frenzy is a fast and fun quilt that was released as a part of Fat Quarter Shop’s Shortcut Quilt Series. All you need for this quilt is 15 light and 15 dark fat eighths and you’ll end up with a throw size quilt that finishes at 48.5″ x 56.5″.
Looking for a little extra help assembling this quilt? Watch Kimberly make it in the video below!
2. Sixty Slice by Leah Day
With just 16 fat eighths and 2 yards of background fabric, you’ll be able to make this fun and geometric quilt. The quilt finishes at 47″ x 62″ for a great small throw size. Check out the YouTube tutorial if you want to watch Leah put this quilt together!
3. Event Horizon by Guicy Guice
This flying geese quilt makes a bold statement! With 20 fat eighths you can create this modern quilt that finishes at 55″ x 66″. The rainbow pattern is so fun but this pattern would be wonderful in nearly any colorway.
4. Fat Eighth Flapjacks by Fat Quarter Shop
Slice up 22 fat eighths to make this fun and scrappy twin size quilt! The free pattern includes size options for lap, crib, twin and queen so you can easily customize the size.
This quilt pattern is a part of Fat Quarter Shop’s Shortcut Series, so if you want a visual tutorial you can follow along with Kimberly in the video below!
5. Feed Sacks True Blue by Linzee Kull McCray
Grab a fat eighth bundle to make this traditional Churn Dash quilt. This quilt finishes at 68″ x 79″ and is designed to leave you with a few extra Churn Dash blocks. Use the extra blocks to enlarge the quilt, make matching pillows or transform the quilt backing into a pieced work of art!
6. Midnight Tumble by Renee Nanneman
The simply flying geese block packs a punch in this quilt! The contrasting fabric makes the fat eighth fabric pop and gives this quilt a striking look. This quilt finishes as a 37″ square which makes it a great baby size quilt.
7. Fat Eighth Fruitcake by Fat Quarter Shop
Maximize your fat eighth bundle with this beautiful quilt from Fat Quarter Shop. This pattern calls for 35 fat eighths and finishes at 64″ x 75.5″. You can follow along with the video tutorial from Kimberly below!
8. Rainbow Rundle by Janet Houts
Make a dent in your fabric stash with this colorful quilt made from simple piecing techniques. The quilt uses a mix of fat eighths and fat quarters to create this cute design! The quilt finishes at 72″ x 72″ which makes it a great size for a bed.
9. Sonoma by Laundry Basket Quilts
Test your piecing skills with this striking quilt from Laundry Basket Quilts. The use of negative space is lovely and would be great for some intricate quilting designs. This quilt pattern finishes at 67″ x 75″ which makes it a great size for a bed!
10. Morning Dew by Janet Houts
Shop your fabric stash for this lovely medallion style quilt made from flying geese and half square triangles. This pattern uses a mix of yardage and fat eighths to create this fun design. This pattern finishes at 52″ x 52″.
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