Ok, are you guys ready for how my brain works? It’s a little scary… I was thinking about the fact that next Tuesday is Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday. Now here in the States, the biggest Fat Tuesday celebration in is the French Quarter of New Orleans. So, this week’s challenge is all about the Fat Quarter.
|Just a little portion of my personal stash.|
I like to call this a materials challenge because we’ll be asking you to work with a particular crafting material instead of giving you a theme or particular project. In this case the Fat Quarter. A Fat Quarter is a one-fourth yard cut of fabric that (usually) measures 18″ x 22″ (approx. 46 cm x 56 cm) instead of the typical 9″ x 44″ quarter-yard cut. Depending on the fabric, I’ve seen them available for $0.99 up to $6.00 for more expensive fabrics. I picked some up in Amsterdam & there they called them Hobby Slices. You don’t have to go out & buy a fat quarter though, you could cut one from a piece of fabric you already have or recycle fabric from old clothes if you wanted.
|Stand at a street market in Amsterdam selling hobbylapjes|
Here are the rules for the challenge…
1. You can use one Fat Quarter of fabric (you can use more than one fabric but the total amount should be as close to 18 in x 22 in or 46 cm x 56 cm as possible)
2. You can use any other crafting supplies, paint, glue, yarn, wood, paper, bias tape…. but, no other fabric. (Ok, I know bias tape is fabric but sort of in a different form.)
So, what can you do with such a small amount of fabric? Line a knit purse, cover a frame, make a small bag or case, sew a plush toy, create some doll clothes…
I’m looking forward to seeing how you all stretch your crafty imaginations on this one!
Posting date is Wednesday, March 9th. Please tag photos with IC10 & IronCraft. Feel free to share in progress photos & a picture of your Fat Quarter before the posting date.
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