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Thread: Help- How do I calculate fabric??

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    Senior Member LoupEsprit's Avatar
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    Question Help- How do I calculate fabric??

    I want to make this for my friend's wedding next spring, but I'm having a brain freeze as to how to figure out fabric...

    I like the two-color idea, maybe a 'his/hers' theme with their favorite colors and a neutral background. Queen size quilt is what I'm going for.

    How do I figure this out??

    http://www.quilterscache.com/D/Doubl...ock_Page3.html
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    The supply list at the top is for ONE 20" block

    First figure out how large you want your quilt to be (queen size plus how much overhang? Do you want a tuck under the pillow?). You can use this website to help figure out your quilt size http://www.amishcountrylanes.com/Pages/QuiltSize.shtml

    Ok ... say you want the finished quilt to be 96" X 110". That would be 5 blocks across and 6 blocks down for a total of 30 blocks (and will finish to 100 X 120).

    Now you can multiple the supply list by 30 ... and I would include a fudge factor as well.

    Honestly though ... you would be far better off buying a DWR book that has the whole pattern and clear instructions from start to finish. There is more than one method of making DWR ... suggest you look through each book and see which one appeals to you.
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    I agree on getting a book. This is a very complicated pattern, and there are differnt techniques. The book should have all the fabric requirements.
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    All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool by Harriet Hargrave, Sharon Craig, Alex Anderson and Liz Aneloski is my favorite go to book when I need information. It has a lot of charts which can help you. For example, it can tell you much fabric to get for so many squares in different sizes. Check online...sometimes charts are available to help you. Good luck!

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    Thank you!

    While we're on the subject; is there any one 'go-to' book that you all recommend? I know there are several available on Amazon for a pretty low price, used, but I don't know where to start!
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    Once again, this is a question I resolve with my QuiltPro. (EQ also provides this service) I select my pattern, size and fabrics then click to get the fabic requirements.

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