Fat Quarter Vintage Susie Johns

81WrleQ6E+L._AC_UY218_ML3_ Pub: GMC Publications

Fat Quarter: Vintage is the latest addition to a fabulous series of stash-busting sewing books. Separated into five decades, from the 1930s to the 1970s, each chapter contains five projects using fat quarter fabric or scraps that reflect the era. The projects have clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful accompanying photography, and there’s a useful tools and technique section for those who are new to sewing. This book is ideal for using the leftover remnants of fabric, and the projects make great gifts. Projects include: 1930s pin cushion, 1940s flower brooch, 1940s sewing machine cover, 1950s apron, 1950s sunglasses case, 1960s child’s dress, 1970’s draft stopper, 1970s shopping bag


My review 

Set into sections of years, from 1930 to 1970, this is a book filled with simple but beautiful sewing projects.

25 stash busting projects  from bags to table runners come with easy to follow instructions and templates that need to be resized to scale on your photocopier.

Each design is amazing. Simple for even a beginner sewist, all the things you will need is listed and along with the written instruction there is a wonderful visual photographed step by step.

There are things for children, for the home and some you can give as gifts.

I loved the Embroidered Cushion and the Owl Mobile is very cute.

This is a great book for inspiration and advancing your sewing skills without using up too much fabric.



I just love book covers and with that idea I came up with a book bag with handles, making it perfect for my commute and to protect he corners getting squished as what usually happens when it’s in the bottom of bag.

I even added a handy pen tab.

I had some gorgeous Wonder Woman fabric…..

so I made another three which are available to buy. If you want one let me know!

(UK Postage only)


About the Author

Susie Johns is an artist and designer who has written dozens of craft books, mostly on knitting, crochet and sewing, including Knitted Pets, Knitted Woodland Creatures, How to Embroider and Fat Quarter: Bags & Purses (GMC Publications). She lives in London, UK.




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