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Thread: FAT QUARTERS--WHO USES THEM AND WHAT GOOD ARE THEY?

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    Senior Member Tudey's Avatar
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    What can you get with a fat quarter (18" x 22")?
    99- 2" squares or 56- 2 1/2" squares
    43- 3" squares or 16- 31/2" squares
    20- 4"squares or 16- 41/2" squares
    12- 5" squares or 12- 51/2"squares
    9- 6" squares or 6- 61/2" squares

    Kinda makes that little piece of fabric much more valuable, doesn't it?

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    Super Member bluteddi's Avatar
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    hmmmmmm .... interesting... i love it all spelled out like that for me.......i hate the math part of quilting.. dh does that part for me.... smile

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    Thanks for breaking it down like that!
    I've always thought the real value in fat quarters lies in the fact that you can get such variety by buying a bunch of them that you wouldn't necessarily get from buying yardage...

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    Super Member thequilterslink's Avatar
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    yes, lots can be done with a fq. I buy a lot of them, fits my budget when i get a fabric craving. I use them for my BOM i send out and leftovers for scrappy quilts.

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    I'm a marketer's dream. I love FQ's, honey buns, jelly rolls, on and on.
    Sometimes I just want a bit of each and they look pretty before I use them hee hee
    Thanks for the breakdown, I'm going to bookmark it.

    I appreciate you doing the math!! :D:D

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    Super Member luvstitches's Avatar
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    I'm making a star quilt with about 20 FQs. It really works out nicely with cutting each out the same for the many blocks. I love fat quarters.

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    Love my FQ's. Just as addicitve as quilting itself for me. I started using them when I first started quilting because I found yardage to overwhelming. Now looking for more patterns with FQ's....

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    I do a lot of applique and like FQs because I can buy a lot more variety. However if the yardage price is about the same or cheaper I buy the yaardage.

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    Mine does too. I stand in the kitchen and yell numbers at him, he yells back the answer :)

    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    hmmmmmm .... interesting... i love it all spelled out like that for me.......i hate the math part of quilting.. dh does that part for me.... smile

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    Goodness you can do so much with FQs, right now my friend and I are trying to reduce our stash and FQs. We cut a 10 inch strip; divide that into two squares so we each have one(I subcut mine into 4 - 5 inch charm squares) then the remainder into 2 -2 1/2 strips(one for each of us) for jelly roll quilts. Then the last strip is subcut into a candy bar (2 1/2x5)a friendship braid strip or the 1/2 octagon template from Missouri Star.

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