What is a fat quarter in cm?

Because I am used to the European metric system I always get confused when reading instructions where the metric is inches or yards. This is also why I try to always post both metrics on my blog posts and in the tutorials.

And I always get confused about the fat quarter – now after making myself a drawing – I can sum it up as a rectangle a little less than half a meter on a side and a little more than half a meter on the other.

I tend to remember things visually so in case you’re in the same boat here’s my drawing for you (and I both) never to forget what a fat quarter is!

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