Stitch A Bold Shower Curtain With Fat Quarters

Carol Zentgraf
Stitch A Bold Shower Curtain With Fat Quarters

Mix and match bright fat quarters to create a one-of-a-kind shower curtain. Use snap together curtain grommets to complete the look and make hanging a 'snap'.

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Supplies listed are enough to make one 72 1/2" square curtain.

  • 18 coordinating fat quarters
  • 1 yard of 18"-wide fusible mediumweight interfacing
  • 1 package of snap-together curtain grommets
  • Coordinating all-purpose sewing thread
  • 1/2"-wide fusible web tape


Trim 16 fat quarters to 18"x18 1/2" for the shower curtain body.

From the remaining fat quarters, cut two 8"x18 1/2" rectangles for the header.

From the interfacing, cut two 8"x36" rectangles.


Use 1/4" seam allowances.

On a flat work surface, arrange the fat quarters in four rows of four fat quarters each with the short edges running vertically.

With right sides together, stitch the fat quarter short edges of each row. To reduce bulk, press the seam allowances of the top row to the right, the second row to the left, the third row to the right and the fourth row to the left.

Stitch the top-row lower edge to the second-row upper edge with right sides together; press the seam downward. Stitch the second-row lower edge to the third-row upper edge with right sides together; press the seam downward. Stitch the third-row lower edge to the fourth-row upper edge with right sides together; press the seam downward.

With right sides together, stitch the header rectangle short ends to create one long header strip. Press the seam allowances to either side.

Following the manufacturer's instructions, apply fusible interfacing strips to the header-strip wrong side along the long edges.  

With right sides together, stitch one header-strip long edge to the shower curtain upper edge. Press the seam allowance upward.

Serge- or zigzag-finish the shower curtain perimeter.


Fold the header strip lengthwise with the raw upper edge 1/4" below the lower-edge seam; fuse. From the right side, stitch in the ditch of the header seam.

Fold the lower edge 2" toward the wrong side; press, and then topstitch.

Follow the manufacturer's instructions to evenly space and add the grommets to the header, positioning each grommet approximately 1" below the shower-curtain upper edge.


Benartex provided the fabrics:

Coats & Clark provided the Dual Duty sewing thread:

Pellon provided the fusible interfacing:

Prym Consumer USA provided the Dritz Home Curtain Grommets:

Warm Company provided the 1/2"-wide Steam a Seam 2 fusible web tape:


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