Easy Fat Quarter Mixer Quilt Tutorial

If you love collecting fat quarter bundles or if you have a favorite fabric shop, this quilting project from Material Girl Quilts on Youtube is the perfect project for you! This quilt is super easy, beginner-friendly, and gorgeous. Its ideal if youre new to quilting or want a quick project for the weekend. Watch the video tutorial to learn the step-by-step instructions.

Materials:

For 50″ x 60″ cover quilt:

  • 10 fat quarters
  • 3 & 1/4 yards backing fabric
  • 1/2 yard binding fabric

Directions:

Step 1

To start, make sure all of your fat quarters have at least 21.5″ of usable fabric. Now, turn your fabric and the first cut you’re going to make is a 5 & a 1/2″ strip from one side. After this, turn it to the side and cut a 10 & 1/2″ x 5 & 1/2″ rectangle. The next cut you’re going to make is a 10 & 1/2″ square from the main fabric. Start in the bottom corner, line it up at 10 & 1/2″, then cut the square. Cut a 5 & 1/2″ x 10 & 1/2″ rectangle to the remaining fabric, then cut two 5 & 1/2″ squares.

Cutting the fabric to make the mixer quilt
Image credits: Material Girl Quilts via Youtube
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Step 2

Cut the same for every fat quarter so you’ll have a total of one 10 & 1/2″ square, three 5 & 1/2″ x 10 & 1/2″ rectangles, and two 5 & 1/2″ squares. Now that all of your fat quarters are cut, it’s time to make the blocks. This quilt consists of two different blocks, there’s block A consists of one 10 & 1/2″ square and one 5 & 1/2″ x 10 & 1/2″ rectangle. You’ll sew those right sides together along the seam and press open. Block B consists of two different 5 & 1/2″ x 10 & 1/2″ rectangles and two different 5 & 1/2″ squares. First, you’ll sew your 5 & 1/2″ squares together, press them open, then sew along this seam here. You will sew a 5 & 1/2″ x 10 & 1/2″ rectangle with a quarter of an inch seam, press it open, then attach the last 5 & 1/2″ x 10 & 1/2″ rectangle on the bottom side. Repeat this process to make a total of 10 block A’s and 10 block B’s. Once all 10 blocks are completed, you will lay them out with five blocks per row for a total of four rows, and you will alternate between blocks A and B.

Attaching the strips together to make the mixer quilt block
Image credits: Material Girl Quilts via Youtube

Easy Fat Quarter Mixer Quilt Tutorial

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