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Thread: Fat quarter dimensions

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    Super Member kitsykeel's Avatar
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    Fat quarter dimensions

    When cutting and sending fat quarters to someone in trade or for secret santa, which way do most quilters prefer to have theirs cut? WOF by 9 inches or 21 inches by 18 inches? Thanks in advance for your advice.
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    A FQ is 21x18

    WOF x 9 inches would be a Skinny Quarter, not a Fat Quarter.



    ..... a Canadian FQ is 21x20!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    A FQ is 21x18

    WOF x 9 inches would be a Skinny Quarter, not a Fat Quarter.



    ..... a Canadian FQ is 21x20!
    Oh, that's good to know. I need to send a FQ to a canadian quilter. I didn't think about their measurements being in meters rather than yards. Thanks

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    Canadians do not expect quarter meters from folks in the US. They are quite used to receiving quarter yards from us, both in trades and from shops. Just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Canadians do not expect quarter meters from folks in the US. They are quite used to receiving quarter yards from us, both in trades and from shops. Just saying.
    I know and agree ... just the difference.
    And too ... most times they are cut as the regular FQ sizes.
    The odd store does the super size!

    As for the OP ... if you're doing an exhange/swap etc. there's really only the one size as the other size you gave would not be a FQ.
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    Thank you all for this information. Wanted to make sure recipient was getting what they really needed.
    Kitsy

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    FQ is defined as a quarter yard cut "fat". IOW - you cut one HALF yard by the WOF then cut the WOF in half making a quarter yard total square inches.

    So ... given that a YARD is defined as 36" ... a FQ is ALWAYS at least 18" X (1/2 the WOF). The 1/2 the WOF can vary from bolt to bolt but is generally 44" so *most* FQ's are 18" X 22".
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