Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What Pieces Can You Cut a Fat Quarter Into? Cut A Fat Quarter Into Layer Cakes, Charm Packs and Jelly Rolls

I just drafted this picture to show you how you can cut up those fat quarters into pieces of fabric that will entice you to use them up.

How many of us have a huge pile of fat quarters that you don’t know what to do with? You can cut these fat quarters into the popular precuts that fabric shops are offering to make quilts and use them that way, layer cakes (10” squares), charm packs (5” squares), and jelly rolls (2.5” x 44” strips). This diagram will leave you with only a sliver of fabric left when you are done. As most of you know, fat quarters are ¼ of a yard cut in half lengthwise and then crosswise. The fat quarter should be approximately 18” x 22”. You will find a downloadable copy of this here or in the Free Tools section under ■ Fat Quarters - How To Cut Up A Fat Quarter Into Popular Precut Sizes With No Waste (two layer cakes, four charm squares and one jelly roll slice. Depending on your fat quarter, you may even get a 1 1/2" strip on the bottom (jelly roll strip).


  1. This is exactly what I was looking for!! Thank you so much for taking the time to draft and post this!

  2. You have no clue how much time this just saved me! I was staring at my fabric trying to decide how to cut! Problem solved! Thanks a million :)


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