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If you find your­self be­wil­dered by the range of pre-cuts on of­fer, don’t worry. Pre­cut fab­rics open up a world of ir­re­sistible colour matched de­lights ideal for your next project.

Cost ef­fec­tive, com­pact and beau­ti­ful, they come in handy sizes that can eas­ily be cut down even fur­ther into the ideal piec­ing shapes. Fat quar­ters mea­sur­ing 18in x 22in are the most pop­u­lar, while Fat Eighths mea­sur­ing 9in x 22in are ideal for dinky items and shapes. Buy these and the fat quar­ters in de­li­cious, rain­bow-hued stacks or bundles. Long quar­ters, aka thin quar­ters, are far nar­rower cuts best suited to strip piec­ing, bor­ders and bind­ing. Jelly rolls, named by fab­ric com­pany Moda for their re­sem­blance to jam-filled Swiss rolls, take things down even fur­ther with 42 strips each mea­sur­ing 2in x 42in. They’re fab for place­mats, coast­ers and other small makes. Moda also came up with Charm Packs of 5in x 5in squares fea­tur­ing tasters of ev­ery print in a col­lec­tion, Mini Charm Packs (2.5in squares) and Layer Cakes (10in squares). Other com­pa­nies have their own names for these cuts, but they're al­ways a great op­por­tu­nity to sam­ple a col­lec­tion!

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