I wanted to make another stack and slash quilt so I pulled out a stack of batik fat quarters. I rarely buy them. I was quilting for over 20 years when they were invented and I prefer full width fabrics to work with. What I have found out is that not all fat quarters are equal. Some are scissor cut very sloppily down the fold line and barely measure 21" wide. Others are torn, some are cut very neatly with a rotary cutter. I had to alter my cutting measurements slightly to get the pieces I needed from the fat quarters. I have 17 blocks sewn and now will go to my full width yardage shelves for the rest of the fabrics that I need.