What Are Fat Quarters?
One question that new quilters ask is "what are fat quarters?" or "what are those quilting squares called?".
Well, those quilting squares are Fat Quarters* and are a very common way to buy patchwork and quilting fabric.
The official size of a commercial fat quarter is 18" x 20" (46cm x 50cm).
However when you ask your quilt shop owner to cut you a fat quarter, you will end up with one a bit bigger. The size of these will be 20" x 22" (50cm x 55cm).
In this week's video, I explain this in more detail and what you can use Fat Quarters for...and why I don't necessarily recommend buying them when you're a beginner or when you don't know what you will be using them for.
I hope this helps!
* NB There are other pre-cut squares that you can quilting fabric in in different sizes. However the Fat Quarter is the most popular / common.