Our most common question is 'What is a fat quarter?' The diagram below shows how all the various cuts of fabric are measured, but in short:
- A fat quarter is where half a metre is cut off the fabric bolt, then cut in half again parallel to the selvedge - finished size is approximately 20" x 21-22" (50cm x 55cm) including the selvedge
- A long quarter is simply quarter of a metre cut straight off the bolt - finished size is approximately 10" x 42-44" (25cm x 110cm) including the selvedge.
Fabric size guide:
We sell fabric in quarter metre units, orders of more than one unit are sent uncut as a single piece. Please see the chart below to see how many units to order for common length requirements:
|Length required||Amt. of units to order|
|1 1/4 metres||5|
|1 1/2 metres||6|
|1 3/4 metres||7|
|2 1/4 metres||9|
|2 1/2 metres||10|
|2 3/4 metres||11|
UK: This item will be sent via Royal Mail first class, estimated delivery time 1-3 days.
Order before 12 noon for same day dispatch (Monday - Friday) - orders received after midday will be dispatched either the same day or the following working day depending on how busy we are.
02 January 2021
This was the first time I had ordered materials online and I am delighted with all the beautiful materials I received. The staff were very helpful and answered all the questions asked. Quick delivery time, even although it was close to Christmas. Would highly recommend
10 June 2019
The three Spraytime fabrics and Mida jellyroll I bought from Pelenna Patchwork are excellent quality and vety competitively priced. They arrived the day after I placed my order in environmentally friendly packaging. I am delighted with the service.
01 November 2017
Quality fabric and fast delivery as usual
27 April 2017
Thank you it's lovely, excellent service.
24 January 2017
Very useful for many designs-
07 March 2016
Good quality fabric, nice rich colour.
18 March 2015
Reordered this as it is a lovely colour to use. Not too bright
27 November 2014
This fabric is really beautiful and so vibrant in colour - it is making a stunning border on my latest quilt design which has a beach theme, using blues, cream and red. The service is first class, very prompt delivery! : ))
29 October 2014
Beautiful fabric, easy to cut and sew. Unfortunately the colour wasn't a match, it's difficult to colour match on line. But used for another project .
21 April 2014
A lovely website, which I will visit again . Nice to be able to see samples too . Thankyou .
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