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Quilting Terms and Meanings

Fat Quarters (Size of cut 18″ x 21″ rectangles)

Fat Quarters are the first and most common specialty cuts on the market. The term Fat Quarter refers to a quarter-yard of fabric cut into a rectangle. Most collections will have Fat Quarter Bundles that contain every print. Also, some collections will have a variety of Fat Quarter Bundles that contain a selection of coordinating prints.

 

Fat Eights (Size of cut 9″ x 22 ” rectangles)

Manufactured by Moda Fabrics, Fat Eighths measure 9″ x 22″, rather than the typical one-eighth yard cut of 4.5″ x 42″.

 

Charm Packs (Size of cut 5″ x 5″ squares)

Charm packs are the smallest and least expensive specialty cut. Their popularity stems from the fact that they are afford- able, easy to use, and the size is very common in quilting. Charm Packs typically include one square of every fabric within a collection so the number of pieces included varies. The size of charm packs may also vary slightly by manufacturer. For instance, RJR Fabrics cuts their Charm Packs to 5.5″ x 5.5″.

 

Jelly Rolls (Size of cut 2.5″ x 44″ strips)

Manufactured by Moda Fabrics, Jelly Rolls are different prints from a single collection rolled together and cut length-wise into 2.5″ x 44″ strips. They are available by collection and have become very popular over the past few years. Jelly Rolls typically include 40 strips of fabric but occasionally can vary.

 

Layer Cakes (Size of cut 10″ x 10″ squares)

Manufactured by Moda Fabrics, Layer Cakes are similar to a Charm Pack in its square shape but at a larger size. They are available by collection and typically include 42 pieces of fabric, though the number may vary by collection.

 

Honey Buns (Size of cut 1.5″ x 44″ strips)

Manufactured by Moda Fabrics, Honey Buns are different prints from a single collection rolled together and cut lengthwise into 1.5″ x 44″ strips. They are available for select collections and are especially helpful for the tiniest cuts in quilting. Honey Buns typically include 40 strips of fabric. They are a narrower version of Jelly Rolls.

 

Bali Pops (Size of cut 2.5″ x 44″ strips)

Manufactured by Hoffman Fabrics, Bali Pops are 2.5” x 44” cuts of different prints in a single collection. They are available for some Hoffman batik collections and typically include one of each print in a collection. They also work for most Jelly Roll patterns.

Twice the Charms (Size of cut 5.5″ x 22″ strips)

Manufactured by RJR Fabrics, a Twice the Charm is a roll of 5.5” x 22” cuts of different prints in a single collection. They are available for some RJR collections and typically include one of each print in a collection. They are useful when a cut slightly larger than a Charm Pack is required. They also work for most Jelly Roll patterns.

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