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FAT QUARTERS

What is a Fat Quarter?
 
A Fat Quarter is literally a square 1/4 metre of fabric. If you cut half a metre of fabric off a roll of fabric and then cut it in half lengthwise you will have a Fat Quarter. They do vary a little due to the width of the fabric. Cutting it in this way will give you a square piece of fabric rather than a long narrow piece, also known as a Skinny or Long Quarter.  An American Fat Quarter is smaller than ours as we measure in metres not yards.
Fat Quarter Diagram
 
There are a lot of patterns today that are specifically geared towards Fat Quarters and they are a fabulous way of building a collection of fabrics in your favourite colours or themes. A square Fat Quarter is much more versatile than a narrow 1/4 metre of fabric as you can cut larger shapes from the fabric, especially useful for patchwork and applique.

We sell our fabrics in Fat Quarters, Skinny Quarters or in a continuous length e.g.
 
1 Unit = 1 Fat Quarter or Skinny Quarter
2 Units = ½ metre of fabric
3 Units = ¾ metre of fabric
4 Units = 1 metre of fabric
5 Units = 1 ¼ metre of fabric…
and so on.