How to Fold Your Fabric for Cutting – New Quilters

Photo of quilt fabric folded and stciekd.

How should you fold new fabric when you get it home so that it will be ready to cut whenever inspiration strikes you? This helpful video from Nancy Roelfsema of On Point Tutorials shows one good way to fold your fabric so you can just take it off the shelf and have it all ready to start cutting. The video also explains what fabric selvages, fabric grain, and bias are, and shows you exactly what a fat quarter is.

Watch it below:

Stacked fabric photo by Gabrielle, Flickr


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Felicity Walker is the author of the best-selling Quilting for Beginners book series and other books for quilters. She has been quilting for nearly twenty years and loves finding easier, faster, and more fun ways to make quilts.

  • Peggy says:

    I have seen other quilters fold the fabric in similar way except for foldin in 5 inch folds they fold first 1 yard widths, then 18 inches, then 9 inches so they can easily tell by the folds how much of the fabric they have

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