Remember our fantatsic blog post about handmade, bespoke bras? Well, that's one area of your underwear covered, but what about the rest? Jo has found a fantastic use for fat quaterts, other than quilting. Read on....

Fat Quarters

I have posted previously about my little fore into making knickers. I made a pair in Liberty fabric for a friend for her birthday and I wish I could play you the squealing answer phone message she sent me after she had tried them on. "OMG they fit, they actually fit and they are beautiful...etc.etc." I made her size 14 out of the rest of my Liberty Wiltshire fabric from White Tree Fabrics. 

I had heard it said that you could make lots of pairs of knickers from fat quarters. Not my fat quarters I can tell you! I made a size 8 pair for my best friend's daughter for her 16th Birthday out of one but you can't cut the bigger sizes on the bias. Then I saw these on White Tree fabric's website.
A mini bolt. Never heard of them but they are considerably bigger than a fat quarter. They are 1.5 x 45 cm. White Tree kindly sent me some to try with some knicker elastic.

Oh joy! I can get two pairs out of one bolt and I needed 2.3m of elastic for one pair. I am keeping these ones for myself. The pattern is from Flo Jo. I have worn and washed one pair (the ones at the back) and they turned out fine.

These bolts are so pretty and would be great for making any patchwork, aprons, pump bags, make up cases, cushions or even knickers!!