Friday, 17 June 2011
WOW! Life got in the way a bit since my First Post
I am back making Fat Quarter Fred or Fredericka Bears, they are such fun to make and so popular with all my friends and their kids. They really do take just one Fat Quarter of 100% cotton quilters' fabric to make, plus the stuffing and other notions of course. The US Freds are smaller as this is where we Europeans are Bigger than the Americans with our metric Freds. Also every different fabric has more or less stretch so you get different size Freds that way too. Also if you place the pattern pieces across the width rather than on the straight of grain you can get tall skinny Freds. Mind you this may take more than a Fat Quarter so a long Quarter would be best.
Have a look at the pattern on www.craftsuprint.com/jane-hilary-parker/ if you want to make these lovely Teddy bears.