Not sure what you’re getting when you buy a Fat Quarter Bundle? Let’s start with what a fat quarter is, it’s a one quarter metre (yard) of fabric, but cut to be more usable for quilters, it measures approximately 20” x 22” (CDN) or 18” x 22” (US). When you buy a bundle you get anywhere from 8-40 different fabrics. Some are made in the quilt shop and some are made by the manufacturer. They can include any colour combination, a small selection of coordinating fabrics, even every fabric found in an entire collection. You can also find these bundles called “stacks” or “towers”.
Benefits of a Fat Quarter Bundle
- Each fat quarter can be cut down into a variety of piecing shapes including; different sized squares (10″, 5″ and 2 1/2″ for example) triangles and strips of all sizes.
- Being one of the most common and versatile pre-cuts there are so many options of patterns and projects; small stuffed animals, zippered bags, table runners and placemats.
- You have a wide variety of fabric to choose from.
There are other pre-cuts you can buy, and you can read more about them here.