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From: boogalooz
Date: 10-18-2004, 03:36 PM (1 of 3)
:nc: I have heard them referred to but how much fabric is it really?

one of those questions that I always wonder but always forget to ask, LOL



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From: GreenDragonLady
Date: 10-18-2004, 03:55 PM (2 of 3)
A regular quarter yard of fabric is 9" x 44" (or whatever the width of the fabric). A fat quarter is created when a half yard is cut (18") and then cut in half the other way. So a fat quarter is usually 18" x 22". Quilters generally like them more than a regular quarter yard cut because they're a little more versatile then a long strip.
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From: Magot
Date: 10-18-2004, 05:47 PM (3 of 3)
Hey Christine,
I only found that out by asking on this site - there is such a wealth of knowledge you can tap into here it's scarey. Never feel that there is any question too small to ask.
love and kisses, Jan
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