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Thread: Interesting tiny fact on Fat Quarters

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    Super Member Elisabrat's Avatar
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    What is a Fat Quarter?
    A half yard of fabric cut on the fold to produce a wider yield.

    How big is a fat quarter?
    18 inches by 22 inches (approximately)

    What can be cut from a Fat Quarter?

    99 2 " sq.
    56 2 1⁄2 sq.
    42 3 : sq.
    30 3 1⁄2" sq.
    20 4 " sq.
    16 4 1⁄2" sq.
    12 5 : sq.
    9 6 : sq.
    6 6 1⁄2" sq.

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    That's good to know. Thanks for the info!

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    You should be aware that some of those yields will be off if a) the fat quarter is prewashed and shrinks or ravels at all and/or b) the fat quarter was not cut accurately and you have to square it up. Watch out especially for the 2", 3", 4", and 6" squares.

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    Thanks for sharing. That is always good to know. I'm going to copy that and put it in my wallet for future use. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    You should be aware that some of those yields will be off if a) the fat quarter is prewashed and shrinks or ravels at all and/or b) the fat quarter was not cut accurately and you have to square it up. Watch out especially for the 2", 3", 4", and 6" squares.
    Thanks to both of you!

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    Great info Elisabrat!

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    Very interesting! Thanks!

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    Helpful info to know, thanks!

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    Thank you BOTH for the tip I`m new here and every bit help`s!!...............Thank`s again

    italy.57

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    thanks for that tidbit of info, I really never thought about that.

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