How many of us have a huge pile of fat quarters that you don't know what to do with? You can cut these fat quarters into the popular pre-cuts that fabric shops are offering to make quilts and use them that way. Popular sizes are layer cakes* (10" squares), charm packs* (5" squares), and jelly rolls* (2.5" x 44" strips).
*These terms are registered trademarks by Moda Fabrics, but you'll find other fabric companies selling pre-cuts of the same size, but have different names.
As most of you know, fat quarters are a quarter of a yard. But, instead of cutting 9" the width of the fabric (WOF*), it is 18" cut WOF, then that is cut in half. In other words, this is a half yard cut in half lengthwise and then crosswise. The fat quarter should be approximately 18" x 22".
If you are lucky and get a fat quarter from someone who thinks in 'meters' instead of 'yards' you will get a few extra inches in your fat quarter.
*WOF - Width of Fabric
Here are the Numbers:
You can cut the following from one (18" x 22") fat quarter: