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Old 02-13-2012, 12:28 PM
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I know this is a dum question but what is fat quarters, charm packs, jelly rolls, and layer cakes? Which one is the most popular one to purchase. I am going to buy some and I need to know which is the best one. I know they probably be used for certain projects. Please explain!
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:55 PM
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Finally a question I can answer!

These are all different size pre cuts. Check out www.modabakeshop.com
There is a page on weights & measurements that lists the different sizes.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:23 PM
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I buy a lot of precuts. I buy the layer cakes the most because they are just the right size for most of my Go dies.
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Great question -

Here is a great chart - http://www.clotilde.com/pages/fabric.html

but the ones below are great as well
http://quiltbug.com/Articles/fabric-calculator.htm

http://fgqg.com/Quiltsizes.htm
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don't for get about the turn overs!!! hehe. (triangle precuts)
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Brandi View Post
I know this is a dum question but what is fat quarters, charm packs, jelly rolls, and layer cakes? Which one is the most popular one to purchase. I am going to buy some and I need to know which is the best one. I know they probably be used for certain projects. Please explain!
FIRST OFF ~ there is no such thing as a dumb question!!! only being dumb by not asking!

Name Size
Fat Quarter 18" x 22"
Fat Eighth 9" x 22"
Honey Bun 1 ½" wide strips
Jelly Roll 2 ½" wide strips
Turnover 6" half-square triangles
Dessert Roll 5" x 44" strips
Charm Pack 5" squares
Layer Cake 10" squares
Bricks 5" x 9 1/2"

Gee, there are a few that I did not know
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it depends on what type of quilts you make which would be the better choices for you- if you make nickle/charm quilts (quilts made with 5" squares) then charms would be good for you to buy---but if you tend to make quilts that you cut larger peices they would not work for you-
if you make strip quilts jelly rolls or honey buns may be right up your alley- but if you tend to make big block quilts they are not going to be very useful-
before spending money on pre-cuts evaluate what you personally find you use the most of-
and remember= they generally are not going to save you money- you pay more (yard for yard) for precuts because you are paying for the convienience of them being pre-cut. if is a good way to get a little bit of a bunch of different fabrics in a line- but they certainly limit what you can do with them.
fat quarters probably offer the most flexability- as long as you don't need any strips longer than 20-22"
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I like fat quarters and jelly rolls personally. I have only bough a few charm packs but the are too limiting for me
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I don't buy pre-cuts. I make my own. When I buy yardage for a project, I buy and extra yard or yard and a half. I always cut 2 FQ's, a few 2 1/2" strips, and whatever else I can get out of it. Not only does it save you money, sometimes those pre-cuts aren't cut accurately and THAT is very irritating.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:51 AM
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my favorte is fat quarters, but most of the time i buy yardage
and make my own sizes.
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