quilting term Archives - Totally Stitchin

by Kendra

Novelty Print

February 6, 2010 in General

A novelty print, or conversation print, are fabrics printed with a theme motif that could represent the holidays, sports, hobbies, nursery rhymes, etc.

by Kendra


February 5, 2010 in General

Fabric with a pattern can be perfect for showcasing a particular print. To make it stand-out you could "fussy-cut" certain pieces of the fabric. When doing this, you are isolating and cutting out a specific motif or print. For example, you may want a specific flower in a floral print to be the center of a canvas bag.

by Kendra

Fat Eighth

February 4, 2010 in General

An 1/8 yard piece of 44/45" fabric cut in a non-traditional configuration. Traditionally an 1/8 yard would measure 4-1/2" x 44". However, a "fat" eighth measures 9" x 22".

by Kendra

Fat Quarter

February 3, 2010 in General

A 1/4 yard piece of 44/45"-wide fabric that is cut in a non-traditional configuration. A traditional 1/4 yard cut would measure 9" x 44". However, a "fat" quarter typically measures 18" x 22".
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