I don’t know about you, but when it comes to pre-cuts in fabric, or sizes of just regular cuts, my brain goes to mush. I can’t remember. I mix them up…. is a fat quarter 18″? 19″? I usually hold up my hands and think to myself– it’s about that size. Right? You, I am sure, remember them much better than I. You can quickly recall to your sewing buddies the right size. If that’s you, then please ignore this post. For the rest of us– I have come up with a solution. A little business card that holds all dimensions. You can stuff it into a pocket in your purse or bag and whip it out when the mind fails you. Besides all of the ‘fat’ sizes, fabric now comes in pre-cuts. There are some super fun ones out there, and now there are tiny ones and triangles! Who would have thought that we don’t like the cutting method so much and we are going for quick- so these pre cuts are handy and we love them!
Here are all the sizes- just in case you needed to know what is a fat quarter right now….
Fat quarter 18″ X 22″
Fat Eighth 9″ X 21″
Charm Pack 5″ X 5″
Mini Charms 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″
Jelly Roll 2 1/2″ X 45″ or Width of Fabric
Layer Cake 10″ X 10″
Turnover 6″ triangle
Honey Bun 1 1/2″ X 45″ or Width of Fabric
One Yard 36″ X 45″ or Width of fabric
Dessert Roll 5″ X 45″ or Width of fabric
Honeycomb Hexagons 6″
Just in case you wanted to know how many squares you can cut from a fat quarter piece- Number of Squares from a Fat Quarter
|56||2 1/2″ squares|
|30||3 1/2″ squares|
|16||4 1/2″ squares|
|12||5 1/2″ squares|
|6||6 1/2″ squares|
You can quickly download the file containing the printable here. It is a pdf file and will print off 10 business card sized charts per page. You can easily share all your knowledge with your sewing friends.
Is there anything missing from the list? What else should be on there? Leave me a note in the comments-
For a bit more fun– check out cutting your fat quarters up…what can you get out of it?