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ShaynaYasha
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2007 11:53:11 AM »

Put really simply.. it's a piece of fabric that is 18" x 22".  It's still 1/4 of a yard, but it is a more useable piece of material
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alyson630
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2007 08:00:34 PM »

so if I were to go to joanns or somewhere, do i just ask for a fat quarter? will they know what I'm looking for?  I need a liner for a purse I'm making and I think that size would be perfect.
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ShaynaYasha
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2007 09:01:32 PM »

Yep.  They know...just ask for a Fat Quarter & they'll cut it for you.
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bemaha
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2007 09:20:35 PM »

And most fabric stores have stacks of pre-cut fat quarters lying around.
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paroper
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2007 06:21:30 AM »

I suspect that you'll have to buy a half yard to get a fat quarter.  Most fabric is cut all the way across...a fat quarter is half of a half yard of fabric and most stores do not have a lot of use for half of a half.  Many stores sell pre-cut fat quarters...then they just make two "sets" of fabric when they cut.  You might be able to find another quilter who is buying and one of you buy half the fabrics, someone else buy the other half and then swap halves. 
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ShaynaYasha
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2007 07:20:38 AM »

Joanne's  & Walmart are some of the stores that cut FQ's.
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alyson630
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2007 02:13:29 PM »

I was at Joann's today.  They had some precut fat quarters in the quilting area.  They also had some precut fat eighths.  The eighths come bundled together in 7 9x22 pieces.  I got a bundle of different pink pieces.  Yay!
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sister-ilse
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2007 09:45:44 AM »

 Huh

Dear Craftsters,

Im sorry to ask, but in some of my sewing patterns it is asked for fat quarters.

I guess its some kind of fabric measurement, but maybe Im wrong?

Pls. give me a hint!!!!!

Thanks, Kirsten
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flipflopsgirl21
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2007 09:51:00 AM »

i'm not sure what the dimensions are but they sell fat quarters near the quilting stuff pre-cut in stores like joann's
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« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2007 10:11:15 AM »

Slightly more than a quarter yard, cut in a special way. Here's a link that describes it better than I can Smiley http://www.serve.com/marbeth/fat_quarter.html
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