Saturday, August 13, 2011

Number of Squares from a Fat Quarter

Have you ever wondered how many squares you would get if you cut up a fat quarter?

1 Fat quarter = 18" x 22"  (The 22" will vary with the width of the original fabric that it was cut from.  I have noticed that the manufacturers are making their fabrics narrower and narrower.  I bought a Moda flannel this year that was only 40" wide.  I should have checked that before buying, becuase it caused me some problems in the amount I needed for a backing.  There was some more piecing than planned.)

This is how many you will get if you cut the squares all the same size:

99 - 2" squares
56 - 2 1/2" squares
42 - 3" squares
30 - 3 1/2" squares
20 - 4" squares
16 - 4 1/2" squares
12 - 5" squares
12 - 5 1/2" squares
9 - 6" squares
6 - 6 1/2" squares

For a printable copy of this for reference click here.

This will be a permanent resource in our tool section from now on if you should need it.


  1. Hi Debbie!

    I will be the first thoughtful person to respond to this post! So great to see you are still blogging for quilters! So much good stuff on here! Keep up the great work!

    Your friend,

  2. that calculation is very helpful for beginners like me, thank you for share it!

  3. Thank you so much for posting this, it is so very helpful !!


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