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Jelly Rolls, Charm Packs, Layer Cakes, Fat Quarters —Oh My!

Confused with the variety of names of different cuts for quilting fabric? Different manufacturers call their 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.



2.5 inch Strips


Size of Cut: 2.5" by 42/43"


Description

Whether you call them jelly rolls, roll ups, bali pops...these versatile fabric cuts are very popular and you'll find a variety of patterns designed just for them! Most pre-cut packages include 20 different fabrics, 2 each for a total of 40 strips. Yardage is approx. 2.75 yards. Manufacturers have recently started bundling "mini" collections, so 20 strips.


Other Names

  • Jelly Rolls by Moda

  • Bali Pops by Hoffman Fabrics

  • Roll Ups by Robert Kaufman

  • Tonga Treats by Timeless Treasure

  • Story Strips by Anthology Fabrics

  • Island Strips by Island Batiks


5 inch Squares


Size of Cut: 5" by 5" squares


Description Charm packs are the smallest and least expensive precut collection. Packages include 40 or 42 squares. Usually there are 2 sets of 20 different fabrics from a collection. Yardage is .75 yards.


Other Names

  • Charm Packs by Moda

  • Bali Snaps by Hoffman Fabrics

  • Charm Squares by Robert Kaufman

  • Tonga Treat Minis by Timeless Treasure

  • Island Stacks by Island Batiks



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10 inch Squares


Size of Cut: 10" by 10" squares


Description

Packages include 40 or 42 squares. Usually there are 2 sets of 20 different fabrics from a collection. Yardage is 2.75 yards.


Other Names

  • Layer Cakes by Moda

  • Bali Crackers by Hoffman Fabrics

  • Ten-Square by Robert Kaufman

  • Tonga Treat Squares by Timeless Treasure

  • Gemcubes by Cantik Batiks

  • Island Stacks by Island Batiks


Fat Quarter Bundles


Size of Cut: 18" x 22" (imperial) or 20" by 22" (metric)


Description: Fat quarters are the original precut - and the most popular. A fat quarter is a quarter yard of fabric cut into a rectangle. Usually fat quarters include the entire fabric collection.



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