Friday, February 19, 2016

Infinity Scarf from Fat Quarters

Last Friday Sue participated in a "quick & easy" Friday night sew-in at Artistic Artifacts to make an infinity scarf.  The class was lead by Chris Vinh of Stitchesnquilts who makes and sells small quilts, hand knit scarves and cowls, and now fabric scarves as well.  The concept is simple - using 6 fat quarter size pieces of fabric to make a two sided scarf; when worn as a cowl you can adjust it to showcase the fabrics you choose.  Chris has made several in the last couple of months, and also found that if you start with 2 1/2 yards, you can make 2 scarves - one about  17" wide, the other about 10" wide. 
Chris showed the various samples she had made.
These are the 5 fabrics Sue chose.  Six pieces are needed for the wider version, but the focus fabric can be repeated for the 6th piece.
But in order to have a piece of the focus fabric for both the wider and narrower version, Sue ended up using 6 different fabrics in the wider scarf, and 4 different fabrics in the narrower scarf.
This is the wider version.
This is the narrower version.  The piece of fabric with the green, blue and purple squares is a Japanese linen fabric.  The others are batiks except for one commercial print that looks like a hand print. This would be a great project to use some of your own screen printed or other surface designed fabric!


  1. I have got to make one of these scarfs. I have a functional rather than style approach to things and these would work no matter the season by switching out the fabric used. Thanks for the reminder to add this to my list.

  2. Love how this one turned out! Great way to use stash fabrics.

    It was a fun evening and we'll have to do it again soon,