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Thread: Help figuring out how much fabric I need.

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    Nepthys's Avatar
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    I want to make my boyfriend a quilt for Christmas. He is a pretty big guy, 6'5". So I need a big one.

    I'm making a Roman Stripe pattern. I even mocked up the pattern in a file, which you can see here.... http://www.theoneandonlynorthpole.com/billsquilt.pdf (it's a pdf file).

    I'm going to need lots of black, obviously. Blocks will be 6" finished. I figure the center will be 72" by 96" when I sew it together. I was thinking a 3" inner border, and then a 4-6" border on the outside in black. The back I was thinking of just getting a couple extra yards of the colors from the front and making a scrappy type back (suggestions welcome!)

    Can anyone be a genius and help me out a bit?

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    I always mess up but here is a site that helps you figure it out
    :-) :D :-o http://www.how-to-quilt.com/newsletter/fabriCalc.shtml hmmmmm i added it again

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    Uh oh... where's the link!?

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    It's there now , :roll: sorry

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    hehe no problem... do it all the time meself.

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