Fat Quarter Skirt and a GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to the Sew and Tell Project! Today I’m excited to tell you about the Fat Quarter Skirt from Thread Riding Hood because it only uses 2 fat quarters AND is the perfect stash buster project!  I’m sure I’m not the only one who buys fat quarters just because they are beautiful, even if I have no idea what I’ll do with them. Right?

The Fat Quarter Skirt comes in sizes 2-6 and is a quick and simple project – perfect for quilters wanting to venture into sewing clothing or maybe even for a little girl who wants to help sew her own clothes. My daughter is content with just picking out the fabrics – she insisted on owls this time. And pink. Always pink.

If you aren’t accustomed to  sewing with 1/4″ seam allowances, you can make this project even easier by purchasing a 1/4″ presser foot for your sewing machine that is very commonly used by quilters. My machine doesn’t have markings for 1/4″ and my seams ended up being closer to 3/8″, so I lost a tiny bit of length on my skirt. oops!

While this skirt would be perfect for wearing with leggings, I  used Thread Riding Hood’s excellent tutorial on how to add shorts and I love the result. Usually we layer summer dresses and skirts with bike shorts, but having sewn-in shorts simplifies things so much and makes this skirt playground tested and approved!  I used pink cotton lycra from Peekaboo Fabric Shop for the shorts and they are nice and comfy.  I’m pretty sure I’m going to be adding shorts to ALL the skirts that I make for her this summer – so perfect for active girls who want to dress up AND play!


Ready to make one of your own? Visit the Thread Riding Hood Pattern Shop and use Discount Code “FQSTour” to get the Fat Quarter Skirt Pattern for only $6! Expires March 12 at midnight EST.  Additionally, you could win a Fat Quarter Skirt Kit, mailed anywhere in the world! PLUS we’ll be giving away 3 Fat Quarter Skirt Patterns as well. Giveaway is open until midnight EST on March 12, 2017.  Enter to win using the Rafflecopter widget below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Fat Quarter Skirt Tour Dates:

March 6: Sewing by Ti ~ March 7: Rebel and Malice ~ March 8: Will Cook for Shoes and GAAFmachine ~ March 9: Crafty Like a Rox and Sew and Tell Project ~ March 10: Pienkel and Made by Sara



  1. Felicia | 8th Mar 17

    This is adorable, Emily! My girl would want her skirt to be pink and turquoise.

  2. Angela Short | 9th Mar 17

    What a cute skirt with shorts!! Sew cool! The colors I’d have to say are orange and green, any pattern! Good luck everyone in the giveaway!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  3. Paula G | 9th Mar 17

    The girls would love pinks and purples, of course! 🙂

  4. Sherri | Thread Riding Hood | 9th Mar 17

    I love that you added the shorts! It’s been so helpful to us here too – this year my girls might be too tall for these skirts and I’m going to be buying bike shorts again, argh! Thanks so much for being part of the tour!

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