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PostSubject: Fat Quarter Trivia by missmommy   Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:15 am

Title: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: missmommy on December 04, 2007, 04:58:07 AM
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From a true fat quarter of fabric you can cut:

99 - 2" squares
50 - 2.5" squares
42 - 3" squares
30 - 3.5" squares
20 - 4" squares
16 - 4.5" squares
12 - 5" squares
9 - 6" squares
6 - 6.5" squares

And, no, I don't have too much time on my hands...


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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: TxMaryQuilts on December 04, 2007, 06:24:28 AM
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Okay, the bottom half of this list I can easily picture, but there is no way I would ever have thought you could get 99 anything out of a fat quarter. They just don't seem that big.

Cool info. I love stuff like this. :santa_cool:


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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: finisher on December 04, 2007, 06:44:05 AM
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What fun info! I'm going to copy this down and add it to my notebook of helpful facts. It could come in real handy when figuring how many fat quarters I might need for a project. I usually err on the side of too much. :santa_smiley:


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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: golo on December 04, 2007, 07:04:16 AM
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Wouldn't it benice if we could make our own notebooks on here and just transfer all this good advice into it.... :santa_afro:


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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: BearFoot on December 04, 2007, 09:45:04 AM
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Golo, I do have a notebook...I use my word processing program and copy and paste info like that to a Word document that I have called "hint and tips". I try to put everything pertaining to similar stuff on one page but will start a new page if I need to to keep the stuff separate. Every so often, I can print out some of the pages to put in a 3 ring binder in my sewing for quick reference.


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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: missmommy on December 04, 2007, 09:55:43 AM
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Bearfoot - That's a good ides. I save alot to Word but it is every which way. I should reorganize so I can find stuff...that is if I could remember what title I saved it as.


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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: golo on December 04, 2007, 10:07:31 AM
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Thanks BF, will have to look into using that feature on my computor.... :santa_smiley:


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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: Merry Bee on December 04, 2007, 07:51:13 PM
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I am so unorganized, that I cannot ever find what I printed or where I stored it in my computer. BearFoot, you are a real nut about organization. :santa_grin: I admire you. Maybe it is contageous. I saw that list somewhere last week when I was looking at links, and love the idea of all that power in one little ole FQ!


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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: memaw4 on December 20, 2007, 07:42:22 PM
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Quote from: missmommy on December 04, 2007, 04:58:07 AM
From a true fat quarter of fabric you can cut:

99 - 2" squares
50 - 2.5" squares
42 - 3" squares
30 - 3.5" squares
20 - 4" squares
16 - 4.5" squares
12 - 5" squares
9 - 6" squares
6 - 6.5" squares

And, no, I don't have too much time on my hands...



Are you sure about not having too much time on your hands? :santa_smiley: This really is fanastic info you gave us and I do intent to copy it down. Thank you for taking the time to let us all in on this. I appreciate it very much.

Kay

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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: missmommy on December 21, 2007, 07:55:50 AM
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haha, I didn't figure it out, a friend did. She's the one with too much time on her hands.


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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: stitchinjj on December 21, 2007, 11:47:14 AM
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Very interesting! I love scrap quilts so I never figure too much out! It drives my 2 "math" buddies crazy. I do graph a pattern out on paper, but then I don't want to count every little thing. It keeps it real scrappy. They will tell me "I used 269 lights and 345 darks" or whatever. I say I used what looked ok! I do however organize my desktop. I have files in my documents for recipes, quilt stuff, Business files, and garden hints. There are more folders in each of these that narrow down the categories. I rarely print because it is easier to read on my screen! Easier to find them on the computer too!


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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: memaw4 on December 22, 2007, 08:26:18 AM
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Quote from: missmommy on December 21, 2007, 07:55:50 AM
haha, I didn't figure it out, a friend did. She's the one with too much time on her hands.



Shame on you for fooling us! :santa_wink: Just for that, Santa won't bring you anymore Fat Quarters this year! Thank goodness for you that 2008 is just a few days away! :santa_grin:

Happy quilting missmommy,
Kay


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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: BearFoot on December 22, 2007, 08:51:58 AM
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If you enjoyed the FQ chart, maybe you would like to download these...

http://www.victorianaquiltdesigns.com/VictorianaQuilters/Library/UsefulInfo/Charts/Charts.htm

I printed these off for my Reference notebook!


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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: memaw4 on December 22, 2007, 01:03:43 PM
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Quote from: BearFoot on December 22, 2007, 08:51:58 AM
I you enjoyed the FQ chart, maybe you would like to download these...

http://www.victorianaquiltdesigns.com/VictorianaQuilters/Library/UsefulInfo/Charts/Charts.htm

I printed these off for my Reference notebook!


Thank you BearFoot, I checked this out and ask for all of them. I'm quit the little piggy aren't I? :santa_embarrassed: If not from those I will be from eating all the food Christmas Day!

Kay


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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: quiltermarynel on December 22, 2007, 01:06:56 PM
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stitchinjj, I agree with you. I can find things much more easily on my computer than anywhere else.


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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: stitchinjj on December 22, 2007, 01:33:34 PM
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Neat site, I was piggy about the charts too! My first class was on Trudie Hughes techniques and I still refer to the charts in her books.

I wish I could clean and organize my sewing room as quickly as I can my desktop!


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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: missmommy on December 23, 2007, 01:55:59 PM
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I had to be honest, I didn't want you to think I was totally pathetic.


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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: finisher on December 23, 2007, 02:35:17 PM
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LOL MissMommy..I didn't think you were pathetic..I thought you were very clever! :santa_wink: I copied that list and have it in my helpful hints notebook. It saved me some figuring. :santa_smiley:


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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: Merry Bee on December 23, 2007, 05:50:46 PM
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Finisher, I agree with you! I like to have a physical notebook, because too many times somebody has come along and messed up my computer. Then I have to wait to retrieve information. I keep three gardening notebooks, and a couple of recipe notebooks, too, even though there is lots stored on the computer, and on the internet. One of these days, I will get my own little laptop, and keep it locked up. :santa_angry:


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Title: Re: Fat quarter trivia
Post by: finisher on December 23, 2007, 06:09:35 PM
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Well MerryBee..I've had computer problems from time to time so I hate to get too dependent on it. I also like a physical notebook. I take it to a chair when I'm planning something or I can lay it on my cutting table and refer to it when I want. :santa_wink:
I love my computer but...baby steps..baby steps! :santa_rolleyes:
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