Guide to Fabric Speciality Cuts for Quilters

Confused with the variety of names of different cuts for quilting fabric? Different manufacturers call the specialty cuts by different names. Moda Fabrics has set the standard, with jelly rolls, layer cakes and honey buns. Hoffman Fabrics has trade marked the Bali Pop! Whatever they are called, the sizing remains the same. Read on.

 

Example of Fat Quarter bundles

Fat quarter bundles – a very common pre-cut fabric selection. Fat quarters are either 18 in. by 22 in. (if cut in the United States, based on the Imperial yard) or 20 in. by 22 in. (if cut in Canada, based on the Metric measurement system.)

 

 

 

 

Example of 2.5 inch strip

A Hoffman Bali Pop

2.5 inch strips – Jelly rolls, Roll Ups, Bali Pops, Tonga Treats, Strips – each  2 1/2 inch strips by WOF (width of fabric). Width of fabric is usually 44/45 inches wide. Most pre-cut packages include 20 different fabrics, 2 each for a total of 40 strips. Yardage is approx. 2.5 metres or 2.75 yards.

 

 

 

Example of 1.5 in strips

1.5 in. strips – Honey Buns/ Skinny Strips – are strips  1 1/2 in. wide by WOF (44/45″) Packages include 40 strips. Yardage is approx. 1.7 yards

 

 

 

Example of 10 in. square

10 in. squares – Layer Cakes /Ten Squares/Bali Crackers /Tonga Treat Squares – are 10 in. by 10 in. squares. Packages include 40 or 42 squares. Yardage is 2.5 metres or 2.75 yards.

 

 

Example of 5 in. square precut

5 in. squares – Charm Packs/Charm Squares/Bali Snaps/Tonga Treat Minis – are 5 in by 5 in squares. Packages include 40 or 42 squares. Yardage is approx. 0.65/yard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example of 12″ pre-cut

12 in. by WOFBali Tiles This is a new pre-cut, launched by Hoffman Fabrics. Contains  10 different fabrics, each 12 in. by 43/44 inches wide. Yardage approx. 3.3 yards.

 

 

 

 

Example of 6″ strips

6 in by WOFTonga Treat 6-Pack – This is a new pre-cut, launched by Timeless Treasure. Contains 20, 6 in. strip. each different. Yardage approx. 3.3 yards.

 

 

Example 6 in. hexagon pre-cut

6 inch hexagons – Honey Comb/Hexie Cuts – Another new pre-cut, these packages come with 41, 6 in. hexagons. Yardage approximately 0.4 yards.

 

 

 

 

 

Example of HST pre-cut

6.5 in squares –  HSTs – These are 6.5 inch squares already cut on the diagonal, perfect for making half square triangles. Each package from Kaufman Fabrics contains 80 squares. Yardage is approx. 1.04 yards.

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One Response to Guide to Fabric Speciality Cuts for Quilters

  1. Fiya Ali says:

    Some guidelines are very important for every suggestions. It is very interesting to know about special guidelines for cutting up of fashion fabrics. It is mainly important when cutting up of fabrics for outliers. Very interesting post. And also thank U for posting this post. Keep posting.

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