Fabric Size Information
Here you will find more information on how we sell our fabric. If you can't find the answer to your question please don't hesitate to ask us using the 'Contact Us' button on the bottom right of this screen.
We sell the majority of our fabrics by the uncut fat quarter. Sometimes we may sell by the remnant, pattern repeat or as a complete long piece. We'll explain more below.
1. What is a fat quarter?
A fat quarter is an old fabric term. It literally means a quarter of the fabric width and a quarter of the fabric height. In the illustration below the blue represents a piece of fabric. The orange square is a fat quarter cut.
If this fabric was 100cm wide x 100cm long a fat quarter cut is 50cm wide x 50cm long.
If the fabric is 88cm wide x 100cm long a fat quarter cut would be 44cm wide x 50cm long.
Fat quarters are one of the most versatile fabric cuts you can purchase. It's perfect for a crafter, a quilter or a collector. If you're a dressmaker or an upholsterer - or you simply need more fabric - you have the option to purchase more fabric. Simple :)
2. Do you send fabric uncut?
If you purchase multiple quantities of the same fabric we always send it uncut where possible. Examples of how we send each fabric is supplied in each listing on the website. There are certain cuts we can't send uncut - this is also explained in each listing.
3. What is a yard? What is a metre?
If you're located in Australia, a yard is an old imperial length measurement used before we changed to the metric metre system. Lots of countries, such as the United States, still use the imperial system. To assist our different customers we have provided very simple illustrations of a yard and metre below. Please note we DO NOT sell in yards on this website. We sell by the metric system of centimetres and metres.
In the simple graphic above, the orange represents a yard of fabric and the blue represents a metre of fabric. A yard of fabric is 36" or 90cm long. The width of the fabric remains the same.
In this simple graphic above, the orange represents a metre of fabric. A metre of fabric is 39" or 100cm long. The width of the fabric remains the same.
4. What other ways do you sell your fabric?
Some of our fabrics are sold by the remnant, pattern repeat or as a complete length. Remnants are smaller pieces of fabric (smaller than a fat quarter) that are very useful who don't require large pieces of fabric - people who love general craft such as collage, patchwork etc. Sometimes we'll sell remnants by themselves or as a bulk lot. Each website listing has specific information regarding the fabric listed.
Sometimes a fabric has such a large pattern that if we cut it into fat quarters it would ruin the overall look and feel of the fabric. In this case, we sell the fabric by pattern repeat (usually around 55cm-65cm in length, dependent on the fabric design). Each website listing has specific information regarding the fabric listed.
When we get a fabric that we consider would be used as a longer cut we'll choose to sell the fabric by the complete piece we have in stock. The lengths of these fabrics vary in each listing - once again, each listing will give you specific information regarding that fabric.