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Thread: Basic question

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    Iam trying to figure out how much more fabric I need to get...
    I want to do 12" block (Maryland block) 7 Blocks x 8 Blocks for the whole quilt.
    I need 3 ~6.875 blocks 2 cut diagonaly dark fabric
    In light color 1~6.875 1~12.875 cut diagonaly
    This makes 2 blocks
    I tried the flash quilt fabric calculator and it said 11 yards of light......I could have done something Wrong :?

    Thanks for any help

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    I got about 3.5 yd of dark and 5 of light..

    Ill walk through the calc with you so you can verify my assumptions...

    You want to make a quilt 7 blocks by 8 blocks,,, so 7 x 8 = 56 blocks
    Your post gives the cutting directions for two blocks, so I divided 56 by 2 = 28.. 28 times the number you quoted in your post should give you the requirements.. so here goes.

    You need 3 of the dark and I rounded the size up to 7 for easier calc.
    Assuming your fabric has 40 usable inches, divide 40 by 7 = (5) 7 inch squares across the width of the fabric.. so, divide the total number needed (3 x 28 = 84) by 5 = 16.8 or 17 strips, 7 inches wide..
    17 x 7 = 119 divided by 36 (inches in a yard) = 3.3 yds,, I round up to the nearest 1/2 or 1/4 yard, so I would get 3.5 yds

    For the light you said you need (1) 7 inch and (1) 13 inch for 2 blocks so we will follow the same calc..
    28 / 5 = 5.6 or 6 stips 7 inches wide or 42 inches
    28 / 3 = 9.3 or 10 strips 13 inches wide or 130 inches
    130 + 42 = 172 inches / 36 = 4.7 or 5 yds if you round up

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    ok so if I go with 2 yds of blue/green baltic 2yds of orange
    3 yds of orange/yellow print 3 yds of blue that will be enough?
    THANK YOU
    Off to the quilt store
    I hope she has enough :? :?

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    Well it seems the Minonites took a shine to that orange and yellow fabric.I got the last 2 fat quarters :( :( :(
    Oh well it will have to sit now and wait for the next yeller LOL

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    can you post a pic of the yellow you are looking for?

    I have some in my online store, if I can see it Ill let you know

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    If you look at the topic fabric yelled at me LOL its the orange and yellow. it was sorta hawian flowers
    Thank you

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