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Thread: Folding a Fat Quarter

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    Super Member Lneal's Avatar
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    I purchased a fat quarter from a LQS that was folded the neatest way. I hope I can explain it to you with these pictures. When fat quarters are folded like this, it makes them organized and easy to look at when choosing colors for a quilt.

    fold the fat quarter twice, lenghtwise
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    then fold in half again
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    bring end with selveged edge up
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    tuck the folded edge into the selveged edge
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    this is what the finished fat quarter should look like
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    Thanks for the tute. I was just trying to figure out how to fold them like that when I was organizing my stash a couple of weeks ago. I always have the raw edges sticking out everywhere.

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    Wow that is really neat. I should get mine organized and do that. Thanks for sharing. ;)

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    Funny that's exactly how I used to fold newspapers when I helped my brother on his paper route in the 1950's. :D
    I never thought to fold my fat quarters that way.
    Thanks for the idea!

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    Great technique. Keeps them nice and neat. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laparshall
    Thanks for the tute. I was just trying to figure out how to fold them like that when I was organizing my stash a couple of weeks ago. I always have the raw edges sticking out everywhere.
    thanks for that

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    Great idea! Takes up alot less room when they are all folded neatly and the same too.

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    That's cool. I need to try it on mine. Thanks.

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    Pretty nifty.

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    Thank You for showing the technique. Love how neat they will stay being folded this way.

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