fat-quarter

FAT QUARTERS


2017 - 2018

Month Day and Evening Groups
  Theme Colour
August Desert Sunset beach, beige, tan
September I See Spots anything with spots
October Dark and Spooky Night night, dark, Hallowe'en
November White Christmas white on white
December no meeting  
January Happy New Years festive, party, clocks
February Young At Heart hearts, kid prints
March Luck of the Irish rainbows, yellow, green
April Stripped and Striped anything with stripes
May Secret Garden flowers, garden, fairies
June Good Morning Sunshine sky, yellow, blue, sun



 

What is a Fat Quarter Draw?

Bring a pre-washed Fat Quarter to the guild meeting
for every Fat Quarter you put in the draw you will have your name entered into the draw e.g. 2 Fat Quarters = 2 entries
at a specified time during the meeting we will draw a name for the winner of all the Fat Quarters
remember don't put in the Fat Quarter draw what you yourself would not want to receive!
a theme for the Fat Quarter draw could be decided on at the current meeting

What is a Fat Quarter?

rectangular piece of fabric that measures a minimum of 18"x 21"
the"fat quarter" cut is based on fabric sold by the yard which is a half yard cut length from the bolt then cut on the fold which gives you 2 fat quarters
since Canada sells in meters most quilt stores will cut a .5m length from the bolt then cut on the fold
this would make a "fat quarter" a minimum of 19 " x 21"
this now makes a large fat quarter of fabric versus the standard skinny quarter cut of fabric which is a minimum cut of 9 "across the width
the "fat" quarter cut offers more cutting options than the "skinny" quarter cut

a Fat Quarter will give you a minimum of:
90 - 2"squares
42 - 3" squares
20 - 4" squares
12 - 5" squares
   9 - 6" squares