anyone good at maths,lol
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I believe the answer is 2 1/2 yards.
I was hesitating for a moment, but my math of 2.5 was confirmed by two other people, and we can't all be wrong!
2.5!
4 Fat Quarters = 1 yard :wink:
Good to see we all agree on this one. 2.5 yards.
My math teacher would have been so proud!!!! :mrgreen:
Now, would you like to have the equivalent in meters?
ten fat quarters are approximately 2.3 meters
one yard = approximately 0.9 meter
one meter = approximately 1.1 yard
one meter = 39.37 inches
Ok I have a question now if 4 Fat Quarters=1yard then how much is one Fat Quarter? I had been thinking that a fat quarter was a 1/2 yard, so I must have been wrong so can someone tell me then how much it really is ?
18" is 1/2 yard, but the "quarter" of the measurement is about 22". So you get two quarters (18 x 22) from 44" WOF.
Double it, one yard yields four fat quarters.
Ok I see now thanks ,quiltluvr, that make total since to me now.
:D
You're welcome, pickles! I just happened to see the question first to answer.
Happy sewing!
My head is spinning from all this math ! :roll:
My math teacher was tutoring me Wed. and saw a pattern of a sunflower pattern I had printed and stuck in the back pocket of my notebook and said, "see that's all quilting is is geometrics and math". Just about socked him. Anyway, he was trying to encourage me about the darn math so now I'll just think in terms of quilting and I should be ok, right? :roll: :lol:
YES! Math is wonderful, math is useful... I keep trying to convince my kids of that but so far only 1 out of 3 is sold. (Gotta still work on the other two...)Originally Posted by wvdek
wvdek, you crack me up! I am the same way! Math is wicked!!!!!!!!!!! I am seeing quilts in everything, flooring,walls, even the sky is appliqued with clouds and sun streaming through the clouda. And the math thing is a bit less scarry when you thing in terms of , um florals and such. Goodness math freaks me out. I guess I need a tutor too. How did you get the nerve to get a math tutor? I am such a numbskull in that department!
i'm thinking 2 and a half :D
A skinny quarter is 9 inches long by the width of fabricOriginally Posted by Pickles
A fat quarter is 18 inches long by one-half the width of fabric
EXACTLY!Originally Posted by wvdek
When I got to geometry in high school, I totally rejected the concept because of the theorems/theorums? Root word of theorum/em - - theory. Who has time to MEMORIZE theories????
Then, when I found quilting, I began to notice the connection, and felt badly that my math teacher had not been able to help us understand the connection between geometry in numerous fields - - construction, quilting.
You have a good math teacher.
When my children started learning basic math, one of my more intelligent chilluns converted everything to dollars and cents and did swimmingly!
I showed my husband the Math Professor this posting.....and he said you all get an "A"......lol
I love math!!! :D :D :D
Who knew all those years ago, that it would come in handy now for the love of my life, QUILTING! :lol: :lol: :lol:
This is nice to be able to ask a question and receive a quick answer and thank you Bearisgray for your reply to my question for you told me something else I didn't know ,witch was what a Skinny Quarter was..
:D
Actually, I don't know if there is anything called a "skinny" quarter -
but when one asks for a quarter of a yard of fabric at the fabric store - it is 9 inches long by the width of the fabric.
Have you been seeing the patterns lately that are calling for FAT EIGHTHS??? I didn't know 36 inches could be divided by eighths ... I think someone is just trying to mess with our minds! LOLOriginally Posted by bearisgray
It's just 4.5 inches, for when you need just a little bit. What's worse is when it's cut crooked.
But you know quilter's-----any size piece of fabric is used!