Have you ever wondered what a Fat Quarter was or a Honey Buns or WOF?   As a fairly new quilter in the Guild I’ve often heard some of the more “seasoned” and more experienced quilters of the Guild talking about them and many others.   So I’ve decided to create a page to help us all with these terms.   Here we go!

WOF = width of fabric

Fat Quarter = an 18″ x 22″ piece of fabric

Fat Eighth = an 9″ x 21″ piece of fabric

Layer Cake = a bundle of 10″ x 10″ squares.  These packs usually contain about 42 pieces from a specific line.

Charm Pack = consist of approximately 42 squares of 5″ x 5″ from a specific line of fabric.

Mini Charm Packs = 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ bundle of approximately squares of coordinating fabric.

Jelly Roll and Half Jelly Rolls = strips of fabric cut into 2 1/2″ x WOF (which is usually 44″).  These generally contain between 30 and 42 strips of coordinating fabric.  A Half Jelly Roll is about 20 strips.

Honey Buns = are the thinner version of a jelly roll at 1 1/2″ x WOF strips.

Turnovers = are 6″ half square triangle packs.

Honeycomb = is a pack of 40 – 6″ hexagons


Helpful tool for calculating fabric, etc –  fabric calculator