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Fabric Shopping 101

A beginner's guide to visiting a quilt shop.

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Quilters Have Their Own Language


If you’re new to quilting, it seems like quilters have their own lingo. For instance, what does a "fat quarter" mean? How many inches are in 3/8ths?

In most quilt stores, inches are the standard measurement that is used to cut yardage. It will help you determine how much fabric you need to make your quilt.

1/8 yd. – 4-1/2"
1/4 yd. – 9"
3/8 yd. – 13-1/2"
1/2 yd. – 18"
5/8 yd. – 22-1/2"
3/4 yd. – 27"
7/8 yd. – 31-1/2"
1 yd. – 36"

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