I love fabric. I never do anything with it but I love looking and touching and imagining all the possibilities a flat little piece of coloured threads can become. Of course I love it even more when it is on sale or clearance or some other huge discount. Usually my maximum willing-to-pay price for a fat quarter is $2.00. That is pushing it. I like $1.00 or $1.50 better. A fat quarter (Canadian preferably) gives me enough fabric to get a good feeling of the overall pattern, touch and feel, hang up on my quilt rack for show, and maybe (maybe) cut it up to make something practical or impractical.
Imagine my delight, then, to discover an older blog post describing how to get these little pieces of fabric for free! Hee hee hee JOY! I don't know why I didn't think of this before. In fact, it is something my mother probably mentioned to me that I forgot about - along with the many other thrifty, efficient tidbits of wisdom she imparts when I'm not listening. But I digress. Here is a link to the blogpost from 2009 by ecokaren that details how to do it. Now to mypoints search local upholstery stores...
Want to see an American fat quarter size chart? Check out Whipstitch Fabric's blog, based in Atlanta, GA, USA