Quilters like fat quarters, but they love free patterns even more.
How do we know that fat quarters are still popular with quilters?
Quilt shops typically have a section just for fat quarters, and will often offer to cut fat quarters from their bolts of fabrics.
Although other precuts such as jelly rolls and charm packs have increased in popularity, the fat quarter remains the base for many quilts.
It is quite typical for a traveling quilter to buy fat quarters, instead of yardage, as a token of their visit to a new place.
Are they concerned about finding a pattern for their new fat quarters?
Of course not.