Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cutting Up Fat Quarters Into Popular Precut Sizes

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)
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.


  1. What a great idea! In my stash, I have a number of loner FQs, as I'm trying to dissolve my stash, this would be perfect!
    Thanks, Leslie

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