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# How Many fat quarters are in a yard of fabric?

Updated: 6/13/2024

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11y ago

There are 4 fat quarters in a yard of fabric.

When fabric comes off the bolt it is stored on, it is folded in half so that the selvedge ends are touching. To cut a fat quarter, a half yard is cut from the bolt of fabric. This half yard is then cut in half along the fold, resulting in a quarter yard of fabric (half of a half is a quarter).

The fat quarter is used often in quilting because it provides more usable space for quilters than a standard quarter yard cut. A standard quarter yard is 9 inches wide, by the width of fabric on the bolt (anywhere between 40-44 inches is standard width of fabric). A fat quarter is wider, but less long at 18 inches wide by 20-22 inches long.

Even though the fat quarter has a different length and width than a standard quarter yard cut, it still represents a quarter yard of fabric. Since four quarters make a whole, each yard of fabric can be cut into exactly 4 fat quarters.

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There are 4 fat quarters in a yard of fabric. Each fat quarter measures approximately 18 x 22 inches, so when you divide a yard (36 inches) by the width (18 inches), you get 2 halves, which when doubled equals 4 fat quarters.

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### What is two fat quarters of fabric equal to?

2 fat quarters would be 1/2 yard. A fat quarter is 1/4 yard of fabric, but instead of cutting the quarter yard from selvage to selvage ( 9 inches ) it is cut at 18 inches and then cut in half. This way you have a wider piece of fabric to work with, but still have 1/4 yard.

### How much is a fat quarter in a fabric?

Dedicated quilting fabrics are made to a width of 44 inches and generally fabric is bought in lengths of (or multiples of) a yard. A "fat quarter" is a piece of fabric which measures 18 inches by 22 inches, that is, a yard of fabric cut in half both widthways and lengthways to give four quarters of 18"x22" each.

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This depends on the pattern you are using. The basic formula for simple yardage is: divide the number of inches you need by 36 (a yard = three feet) THEN add one half inch for EACH seam in your pattern per side. (this allows each fabric in a given seam to have a quarter inch seam allowance. adjust for your own seam allowance, some people use 1/8th inch seams) So, the basic answer for a 39x75in bed, is 1 1/6th yard (1yd+6in) x 2 1/12 (2yd+3in) (PS, using fat quarters is a great way to get the yardage for your pattern and have a good mix of colors. They are often sold in five peice sets giving you five quarters of a yard each. If you bought two sets, you would have 1/2yd each of 3 colors.)

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