Fat Quarters are typically folded & sold in coordinating groups or in many cases individually. They are rectangles measuring 18”x21”. They are very popular & useful as there are many books on making quilts with fat quarters. It’s a great way to get a whole fabric group without buying lots of extra yardage.
From 1 fat quarter you can cut the following:
- 12-5” squares or
- 20-4” squares or
- 42-3” squares or
- 56-2 ½” squares or
- 90-2” squares
Jelly Rolls are 2 ½”x42” or WOF (width of fabric) strips, there are lots of patterns & books that use 2 ½” strips so the skies the limit. They are usually rolled up & tied together as well as coming in boxes which have 42 strips in them. You can also get pre-cut strips in 1 ½”, 5” & 6” rolls.
From one jelly roll you can get enough binding for:
- 5 twin size quilts or
- 4 queen size quilts or
- 3 king size quilts
You can also cut:
- 640-2 ½” squares or
- 440-45 degree diamonds or
- 1080 equilateral triangles
Squares come in:
- 2 ½” mini charms
- 5” charms or
- 10” layer cakes
These are also a great way to get a little bit of a whole fabric collection & not have to cut! They usually contain 40 squares in a package & they have lots of great patterns & books full of ways to use them.
Some important information on pre-cuts:
Many of them have pinked edges to prevent fraying.
You cannot pre-wash your pre-cuts!