FABRIC CUTTING GUIDE

Imperial Conversion
Thin Quarter 9" x 44"
Fat Quarter 18" x 22"
Half Metre 20" x 44"
Metre 39" x 44"

The standard measurement for a width of a fabric bolt is typically 44" (112cm), selvedge to selvedge.


THIN QUARTER:

Measures 9" (25cm) x the width of the fabric. This is particularly useful when cutting strips.

FAT QUARTER:

A fat quarter is one yard or metre of fabric folded into four and cut along the folds, each piece measuring approx. 18" x 22" (50cm x 56cm). Although it costs the same as a thin quarter, it is a popular and versatile cut which is easy to work with and allows a better view of a repeat pattern, especially larger scale prints.