Show and Tell Rabbit

I have had my eye on Two Little Hooligan’s Fat Quarter Friday since she started the project a few weeks ago. Genius! Fat quarters are something I never really know what to do with, seeing as how I am not a quilter, and don’t buy fat quarters just to have them on hand.

When she announced Fat Quarter Fridays, I was intrigued, and immediately went to the fabric shop to pick out some fat quarters myself. I was going to figure out something to do with all of these little squares come heck or high water! Lol

They have been sitting on my desk staring me in the face ever since that fateful day…until yesterday. Here’s how it went down…

Chloe: “Mommy, can you please make me a Rabbit for Show and Tell this week?”

Me: (In my head) Du du du daaah! Never fear, SuperMom is here!
“Of course I can sweetie!!!”

Lol – What an idiot. I had some misconceived notion that I could whip up a stuffed animal in under an hour, because of course it would be easy to find a pre-made tutorial and rabbit pattern! Ummm….

While coming up empty handed, visions of my daughter’s tear stained cheeks tantrum started floating in my head because Mommy didn’t make her a rabbit like she promised! Then the fat quarters started staring me in the face again (they may have been mocking me by now), and an idea was born.

I must admit, I am happy with the end result. And so is my daughter, and that is what truly counts! It won’t take you longer than an hour or two to whip up, the hardest part for me was figuring out the pattern and how to put it together.

The best part? You only need 2 Fat Quarters for this project! I used 3, but that was just so I could have an additional coordinating fabric.

For the tutorial and pattern to make your own Show and Tell Rabbit, click HERE.

Of course I had to do a little embroidery on the back. I wouldn’t want Chloe to forget that Somebunny loves her very much :)

I hope this tutorial will make many a child smile on Easter morning, waking up to two floppy ears hanging out of their little baskets – Happy Sewing everyone :)

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Jess

Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as SewSet.com, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    YES!!! I always wonder what to do with a fat quarter too. I just bought one last week because I couldn’t resist the vintage influenced pattern. I will have to check out that weekly event.

    I can’t believe you whipped up that amazing rabbit, even after the pattern search dead end. You rock!!!

  2. says

    Jessica, she is completely adorable! Don’t want to show my little girl, she would want one too:) Maybe a guest blogger someday for fat quarter friday? let me know if your interested, I would love to have ya!

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  4. says

    So cute. I have an unfinished rabbit project somewhere, started more than a decade ago, that nearly turned me off of sewing forever! This looks like a redeeming project. I may have to try it!

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