I have read lots of sewing blogs and sites and have always come across the term fat quarter and there are tons of tutorials made with fat quaters.
What is a fat qurater you may ask?
Why would i want a fat quarter?
Look at the illustration
and you’ll see that a fat quarter gives you the opportunity to cut larger chunks of fabric than would be possible from a regular quarter-yard, including strips that are twice as long on the fabric’s (less stretchy) lengthwise grain.
A fat quarter offers more versatility, whether it’s for patchwork or appliqué. Quilt shops know that fat quarters are popular, and usually offer a wide assortment of them, pre-cut and ready to go.
You can use fat quarters for strip piecing by making extra strip sets from shorter lengths of fabric until you’ve cut the number of segments required for the pattern.
This information was extracted from Quilting at about.com
Now that we got that covered lets get to the things you can make with fat quaters
Make a scarf with 5 FQ Tea Rose home shows you how
Make a baby skirt using this tutorial by Wink Designs
A kiddo’s pocket organzier by June at noon using 2 FQ
For more projects on what you can make with FQ i suggest you visit this link from Sew Mama Sew