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Thread: Card Trick Quilt Yardage

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    Hi All,

    I have looked all over the web and I cant seem to find what yardage I need to make this quilt for a queen sized bed.
    My calculations when translating from quilters cache seem WAY off.

    I will be using 4 colors.
    Two for the "cards", one for the "bigger" diamonds, and one for the "smaller" diamonds. I hope I explained this so that its understandable.

    Can someone please help me?

    http://www.quilterscache.com/C/CardT...ock_Page3.html

    Thanks!

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    I don't have the measurements but if any one has Eleanor Burns book of Card Trick the yardage for different sizes would be in there. So maybe someone could help you out if they have the book. I made one several yrs ago but borrowed the book. Marge

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    I don't think we have enough information to help you. How big is the queen quilt going to be? If we know how many blocks we could give you an estimate.

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    Here is an example with block size dimensions, quilt size dimensions, and fabric requirements given. Hope this helps.

    http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...card_trick.htm

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    MQ thanks for the link ! Another one for my someday wish list :wink:
    Sharon

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    I was looking at the directions on the card trick...And having done one by Eleanor Burns. I found it easier to do.
    It's called the winning hand by Eleanor Burns.
    It's done by the strip method!!

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    The yardage for queen size is
    Each of four cards 1 yd. ea

    Block Background 3 yds

    If your using borders
    1st border 1 yd at 3 1/2"
    2 nd border 1 1/4 at 4 1/2"

    Binding 1 yd


    90 x 104

    Hope this helps
    This came from Eleanor Burns book

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    When I was calculating how much I would need for my queen sized "Crossed Roads", I painstakingly figured how many square inches of each color were in one block and then multiplied by how many blocks I intended to make. But for good measure, I added a quarter yard to each one, just in case. When the fabric arrived and I cut it all up, I found that my calculations were pretty dead on.

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    I don't know about the yardage but those diamonds you speak of are actually the background and if they are not the same color it may mess up the card design. Not sure. I've done 2 card trick quilts and it just seems like if those 2 parts are not the same color it wouldn't look right. you may want to color it out on paper and look at it first before you cut up your fabs.

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    Thanks for all the help and suggestions everyone!
    This forum is great!

    I will keep you updated on this quilt and the process I go through :)

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