We often get asked what a Fat Quarter is.
A Fat Quarter is literally a quarter metre square. If you cut a metre of fabric from the roll and then cut it in half lengthwise and widthwise you will have four fat quarters. They vary a little due to the width of the fabric. Cutting it this way will give you a square piece of fabric rather than a long narrow piece. An American Fat Quarter is smaller than ours as they measure in yards not metres.
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 quarter 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 or in continuous lengths e.g.
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.