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Thread: Stash-building with quarter-yards ... "fat" or "skinny"?

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    Fat

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    If You make a lot of strip based blocks, askinny quarter works best. Diane C

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    I prefer "fat" but buy by the yardage when I can so I have extra.

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    Definitely fat.

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    Usually I go 1/2 yard cut, if funds are tight and I am trying to stash build, I will do 1/3 yard cut at LQS. Online, I can make do with 1/4 yard.

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    RST, no shops usually charge more for a fq than a wof quarter. One shop I go to charges 2.75 for a fq even if the fabric is less than 5 or 6 dollars a yard. Do the math,so I usually buy yardage no fq.

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    Fat quarters just hit $3.00 in one of my LQS.

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    Fat.

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    Fat, because there is more fabric surface to manipulate/fussy cut different shapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    When adding quarter-yard cuts to your stash, do you prefer fat quarters (18" x 22" ) or skinny (9" x 44" )?
    Prefer fats, more useful size IMO - but I buy very few now, I get 1/2 yds+ as I always seem to need more :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    Like me...fat! LOL
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    I resemble that remark. ROFL.....

    I like to buy half yards too but prefer "fat" because there is always that one piece that needs to be bigger. SKinnies are great for making Pat Speth Nickle quilts which she starts with 5" strips. Looks the the "fats" are ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S
    Fat quarters just hit $3.00 in one of my LQS.
    OMG :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S
    Fat quarters just hit $3.00 in one of my LQS.
    Mine too , so I looked and found the same fabric of the FQ I wanted and it was cheaper to buy a 1/4 yd that way so I did. LOL. More than one way to skin a cat. Off the bolt that is. I think they charge mroe because you only want a smaller piece. Must be charging for cutting fees. It's so sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    it depends on what i plan to do with the fabric, sometimes i want the whole width of the fabric (skinny 1/4's)...sometimes i need wider-shorter pieces and fq's will work. also one of our lqs...charge ALOT more (by the yard) for fq's...it is much cheaper to buy the regular 1/4 yd piece....8.95 yd... 1/4 yd=$2.24...she charges $3.50 for fq's ($4 if batiks or flannels)
    so i take that into account too.
    I also look at the price. If I can get 1/4 regular yard cheaper, I will buy that. I love fat quarters, but will buy yardage if the price difference is a lot. I make charity quilts so price does matter.

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    The quilt shops I go to, if I want a fat quarter from yardage, they will cut it for me, and charge 1/4 of the price for yardage. True, there are some fat quarter stacks you can buy already coordinated and tied up with a cute bow, and they can run high, but I've never seen fat quarter running that much higher. Guess we're just lucky.

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    I only buy fat quarters in a store if the fabric is not on a bolt...I just measured a precut fat quarter and it measures 198"....a cut quarter yard by a person measures 432"...and sometimes they are the same price!!!! So most of the time I just ask for a quarter yard to be cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ SewKkrazzy
    I only buy fat quarters in a store if the fabric is not on a bolt...I just measured a precut fat quarter and it measures 198"....a cut quarter yard by a person measures 432"...and sometimes they are the same price!!!! So most of the time I just ask for a quarter yard to be cut.
    I think there is a math issue :
    Fat quarter - 18 X22= 396 sq inches
    Skinny quarter 9X 44= 396 sq inches

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    fat qtrs

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    I prefer the fat. The beautiful Moda Christmas fabrics you let us see a few weeks ago, are they available for purchase yet?

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    There are more options with fabric selections with the skinny. Will buy what I like and pocketbook allows...fat, skinny and inbetweens!!!

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    Hard to pick a favorite. More is better.

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