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What kind of "quarters" do you prefer?

Old 05-08-2012, 06:17 PM
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Default What kind of "quarters" do you prefer?

What do you prefer, or find more useful?

Fat quarters (18" x 22") ?

Linear quarters (9" x 44") ?

Or the monetary kind? - Sorry, just *had* to include this choice too! :-)
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:24 PM
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Well I never really knew what to do with the fat quarters at first but now I have used a few for blankets and mug rugs. I like fat quarters for a smaller project, but hope to find more uses for them.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:25 PM
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Definitely fat quarters unless there are many, many of the monetary kind... I think fat quarters give you many more possibilities when cutting. Besides, they fold up so well for storage!
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:29 PM
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I don't think I will be much help but...I have to say it depends what the project is - I have a couple quilts in mind that need the linear quarters- but most of them call for fat quarters. If I am just buying to have on hand I buy the fat quarters ... Told you I wouldn't be much help , sorry
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I like fats for piecing. Maybe the skinnies would be useful for binding strips or sashing.
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It really depends on the project. If I need long strips, the linear ones work the best, but needing a piece larger than 9" then the fat quarter works better.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:53 PM
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Totally depends on what project I am going to do. At my fave LQS, they will cut a FQ of any fabric you want. I have found that as long as I don't need over 9" it is cheaper to get the "skinny quarter" than the FQ.
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I would rather buy half yards or full yards ... it often happens that I don't have enough fabric from a fat quarter. Then, of course, I need the pocket quarters!
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Agree it depends on the project
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Originally Posted by kathdavis View Post
It really depends on the project. If I need long strips, the linear ones work the best, but needing a piece larger than 9" then the fat quarter works better.
I agree with kathdavis.
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