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.
13 April 2021
I ordered this with many other plains - all pastel colours. The order was delivered promptly and the quality of the material is very good. The colours matched the screen colours very well. Excellent service.
19 June 2020
Prompt delivery. Fabric as described. Would use again
23 July 2018
lovely fabric quick delivery one point is that it,s a pity it is,nt sold in metres
09 May 2018
Lovely shade of blue, good quality and fantastic service, I'll keep coming back 😊
12 March 2018
Good quality plain cotton for quilting. Would definitely use again.
Quick and helpful service
14 September 2017
I was very pleased with the products I received. I phoned first and asked for information about a particular fabric my question was answered truthfully. I have bought from this site before and will continue to do so.
19 October 2015
A lovely fabric and a good price too
24 February 2015
Love the colour of this fabric. Quick, reliable delivery. Would recommend Pelenna Patchworks as a fantastic site to buy from!
11 November 2013
Lovely colour. Looking forward to using this in my quilt.
27 March 2013
excellent service and quality of product.
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