A Fabulous Fat Quarter

Novel ideas with novelty fabrics from 4my3boyz.com

10. March 2014 17:59
by CarSut

50 Things You Can Do With a Fat Quarter - #16 DIY Fat Quarter Projects for your Electronics

10. March 2014 17:59 by CarSut | 0 Comments

DIY Fat Quarter Projects for your Electronics

I thought I would share with you some DIY ideas for your electronic devices using a fat quarter of fabric. I have included links to tutorials for each of them and some fabric suggestions from our unique collection of novelty fabrics available by the fat quarter at 4my3boyz Fabrics. Check these out!

E-reader, Nook or iPad Stand

What a cool E-reader, Nook or iPad stand by Rikka J.! She has a great tutorial in her blog Ricochet and Away.
This project uses 1 cotton fat quarter but could be done with a charm pack of 5" squares if you want to have more of a quilted look. You could use it to read recipes. For this purpose using oilcloth rather than plain cotton would work better.

This would look great with one of these fabrics from 4my3boyz Fabrics:

No-Sew Mouse Pad In need of a mouse pad for room-to-room roving with your laptop? This quick no-sew version can be made from fabric and cork. I found this tutorial at the blog Funky & Delightful.

How would it look with one of these fabrics?

Camera Cozy

I love this Camera Cozy. What a great idea to protect your point and shoot camera bumping around inside of your purse. Ashley has the tutorial on her blog Mommy by Day Crafter by Night.

I would love one made with one of these fabrics available in my store:

Cell Phone Case

Erin Erickson shares the tutorial for this awesome iPhone Sleeve in her blog Dog Under My Desk

Can you imagine how chic you would be with a phone case in one of these fabrics?


9. July 2013 11:41
by tbev

50 Things to Do With a Fat Quarter: #7 Japanese Furoshiki

9. July 2013 11:41 by tbev | 0 Comments

4my3boyz Furoshiki

Today's fat quarter project could not be simpler or more fun! My friend brought me a special gift from Japan last year, some treats wrapped up in a beautiful cloth. She explained that the cloth is a furoshiki, an all-purpose tool that is also beautiful. The Japanese use furoshikis for everything from lunch bags to gift wrap to personal apparel. I love the idea of incorporating fun fat quarters, like today's Chevron Black on White from 4my3boyz Fabrics to use as your own reusable furoshikis or as a fun way to share this trend with friends and family. Plus, check out all the different techniques to tie a furoshiki!

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5. February 2013 07:21
by tbev

Fabulous Pajama Pants for the Whole Family

5. February 2013 07:21 by tbev | 0 Comments

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Here's a great way to shower some love on one or all of your family members for Valentine's Day—handmade pajama pants! I came across this great tutorial on Sew4Home and wanted to share. Pair these patterns with some of my novelty fabrics and—KAPOW!—you've got a knockout gift for everybody in the fam (including yourself).

You could do a valentine theme with these fun fabrics...

4my3boyz Valentine Fabric Collage

Smitten Hearts Red & Blue on White (left)
Hugs & Kisses Valentine Hearts with Ribbons (middle)
Smitten Hearts & Doves on Cream (right)

Or, you can find a novelty fabric to suit each person's individual interests, like sports, animals, cartoon characters, even NASCAR

There are just so many options!

11. December 2012 03:44
by tbev

Fabulous Ways to Stuff Stockings with Fat Quarters

11. December 2012 03:44 by tbev | 0 Comments

4my3boyz Fabrics Stocking Stuffer Collage
4my3boyz Fabrics Stocking Stuffers

Fat quarters are often made into beautiful gifts, but what if the fat quarter is the gift? For the fabric lover on your holiday list, I've put together some creative ways to stuff their stockings full of colorful fat quarters. Check out these great ideas and share your own! 

1. Make Fat Quarter Suckers in delicious colors. 
2. Fold fat quarters into a Christmas tree.
3. Fold fat quarters into tight triangles to create a stack of stars.
4. Wrap a stack of fat quarters with a tape measurer.
5. Fold fat quarters into tight squares, then tie with a ribbon.
6. A small, transparent paint can makes a great display case for Fat Quarters.

Happy stuffing!

4. December 2012 06:02
by tbev

Fabulous Hot Pad Gifts for the Holidays

4. December 2012 06:02 by tbev | 0 Comments

4my3boyz Hot Pads and Apron

Our Cookies and Baking Fabric is on sale now, which got me thinking about some fun gifts you could create with these fun novelty fabrics. For the avid bakers in your life, what could be a better gift than these cupcake pot holders, or this pleated apron with hot pads sewn right into the corners! (How's that for multi-tasking?) I've also gathered a handful of yummy fabrics available in our shop that I think would look great on these gifts. Check them out:

4my3boyz Fabrics Hot Pad Fabrics

1. Christmas Tree Cut-Out Cookies Fabric
2. Gingerbread Houses, Cookies, and Candy on Red Fabric
3. Ice Cream Sundaes, Cakes, and Pies on Black Fabric
4. French Macaroons on Black Fabric
5. Yummy Blue Batik Cupcake Fabric
6. Various Types of Cookies on Black

What great gift ideas are you baking up? Share your ideas in the comments section!