What is a Fat Quarter?
A 'fat quarter' is a more cost-effective alternative to buying a regular metre of fabric.
You should always consider the WIDTH of the fabric when purchasing. All of our cotton prints have a width of around 110cm. That means that if you were to order a metre of any of our fabrics, you'd receive 100cm x 110cm.
If you ordered a regular quarter metre of a fabric, you'd end up with a piece of fabric which measures 25cm x 110cm:
Of course, you'll notice that this is a a slither- it won't be very useful for any project you're embarking on.amp;
When you buy a FAT quarter, you'll get an almost-square piece of fabric which measures 50cm in length (instead of 25cm), and the width is 55cm (instead of 110cm). So you get the same length as a half metre but shorter width.
In this sense, you pay less for a more substantial piece of fabric: