fat quarter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The piece is made by folding a metre-square piece of fabric into quarters and cutting along the folds; it is fat in comparison with a quarter of a metre off the roll, which would be a long thin piece only 25 centimetres wide.

Noun[edit]

fat quarter (plural fat quarters)

  1. (textiles) A square piece of fabric measuring 50 centimetres along each side.