fat quarter

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

NounEdit

fat quarter (plural fat quarters)

  1. (textiles) A square piece of fabric measuring 50 centimetres along each side.
Last modified on 20 June 2013, at 23:14