Date: 09-01-2006, 10:07 AM (1 of 4)
Please tell me what these are.
I assumed they were precut squares for quilting, but they are always too big, and not square.
Does anyone sell precut quilting peices? Like small triangles and squares?
Member since: 08-30-2006
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Date: 09-01-2006, 11:10 AM (2 of 4)
A fat quarter is a quarter yard of fabric. But instead of the quarter yard being cut in a long strip the WOF (9"x45"), it is cut 18"x22" - basically a yard that is cut in half both ways. Quilters prefer a "fat quarter" as it provides for a better variety of cutting different squares. e.g. you can cut a 12" square from a fat quarter but not from a regular quarter yard.
Definition of Fat Quarter (http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&lr=&defl=en&q=define:Fat+Quarter&sa=X&oi=glossary_definition&ct=title)
Hope this helps.
Member since: 01-25-2005
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Date: 09-01-2006, 11:12 AM (3 of 4)
|fat quarters are a 1/2 meter of fabric cut at the fold, 18 X 22 ish, that gives the best use of the fabric instead of it being a skinny strip. they do sell pre-cut fat q's but most shops charge a slight extra charge so depending on how many you need, a meter will give you 4 fat q's, hope that helps||
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Date: 09-01-2006, 11:16 AM (4 of 4)
Amy you can buy prepackaged quilting kits and I think the pieces are all cut out in them but I'm not sure as I've never used one of the kits to make a quilt top. JoAnn Fabrics and Hancock Fabrics both sell quilt kits and there are a lot of online places that sell them. Just google "quilt kits" and see what you come up with.
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