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# Thread: Basic question

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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 :? :?

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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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