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Thread: Help figuring out yardage

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    Senior Member squilter's Avatar
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    I am attaching a sketch (and I am not a good sketcher) of my quilt I am making and would like for someone to figure the yardage I need for the borders and center block. The outside 8" border, the 4"border around center block, 2" border around center block and the center block. Have I confused you yet? I have figured it but not sure I am correct since I haven't made a quilt in several years where I had to figure for borders. Thanks for your help.

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    Are all the borders the same fabric

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    Hi Sissy if I figured this right, your 4" border will take 2/3yd., your 2" border 1/3yd.,and your 8" border at least 21/3yd. if you don't mind piecing it together. If you don't want to piece your 8"border than I'd get 3yds. Hope this helps you out. Good luck. Post a picture when you get it finished.

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    I don't know how to do that either so I bought the "Quilter's FabriCalc". I can figure just about anything do do with all the different yardages in quilts. I am learning to use it and keep the manual handy. I really like it! I going to join a quilting group beginning in Feb. and hoping that will help me learn and the little tricks of quilting!

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    Senior Member squilter's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumbelina
    Hi Sissy if I figured this right, your 4" border will take 2/3yd., your 2" border 1/3yd.,and your 8" border at least 21/3yd. if you don't mind piecing it together. If you don't want to piece your 8"border than I'd get 3yds. Hope this helps you out. Good luck. Post a picture when you get it finished.
    Thank you Thumbelina! That was close to what I had figured. For the center block, I will have to buy a yard for it because it is too wide to get two out of a yard, right?

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    would love t o find some one who really knows how to use the fabricalc! I've enlarged a quilt from a pattern I have and every time I run it through the fabricalc I come up with different answers. Some are totally ludicrous. any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by squilter
    Quote Originally Posted by Thumbelina
    Hi Sissy if I figured this right, your 4" border will take 2/3yd., your 2" border 1/3yd.,and your 8" border at least 21/3yd. if you don't mind piecing it together. If you don't want to piece your 8"border than I'd get 3yds. Hope this helps you out. Good luck. Post a picture when you get it finished.
    Thank you Thumbelina! That was close to what I had figured. For the center block, I will have to buy a yard for it because it is too wide to get two out of a yard, right?
    I will have to have enough to do 5 quilts, whew, the fabric I wanted is $7.95 yd. I think I will have to go with something else.
    don't expect to see them anytime soon....HOPEFULLY by next Christmas.

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