12 Ways to Cut Up a Fat Quarter

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These Pre-Cuts Are Very Versatile!

Fat quarters are very popular with quilters, and for good reason. They come in so many colors and fabric styles, plus they’re inexpensive. It’s easy to grab one or more when at the fabric store.

Another reason they’re so popular is because you can do so much with them. Their shape offers many ways to cut them into smaller pieces.

What is a fat quarter? It’s technically a one-quarter-yard cut of fabric but in a more usable shape. A traditional quarter-yard cut is a short 9″ piece that’s cut across the width of the fabric.

12 Ways to Cut Pieces from Fat Quarters

A fat quarter is half of a one-half-yard cut, making it twice as tall (18″) and half as wide as a traditional quarter-yard cut (22″ wide instead of 44″). That also makes it a better shape to work with (unless you need cuts longer than 22″).

12 Ways to Cut Pieces from Fat Quarters

There are many ways to cut usable pieces from a fat quarter. One popular approach is cut other pre-cut shapes, like shown in the following illustration.

12 Ways to Cut Pieces from Fat Quarters

That’s just one of several things you can do with a fat quarter. You’ll find several other ways to cut up a fat quarter in the following article.

Click here for the “12 Ways to Cut Up Fat Quarters for Quilting” article.

You’ll find additional information about fat quarters and more ways to cut them up in our “What Can You Cut from a Fat Quarter?” article.

Image Source: The photo at the top of the page is of fat quarters from the Regency Ballycastle Chintz fabric line from Moda.


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