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Thread: help please

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    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
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    Can some recommend a site that has the fabric yardage needed for the whole quilt pattern please.

    I'm terrible at figuring out how much I need. Right now, I'm looking at a pattern called Tradewinds that I want to make. Not sure how much fabric I need tho, and fabric calculators don't help me much :cry: .

    Thank you.

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    The pattern should include yardages for the different sizes. Do you have a link to the pattern?

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    It is here. It gives the fabric for 1 square only. I need it for 20 squares. I'm going to put sashing in between them also. The asahing is easy to figure out.



    http://www.quilterscache.com/T/TradeWindsBlock.html

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    Hi sewnsewer2!

    I don't know where I came up with this website, but I've kept it in my favorites for quite awhile.

    I hope that this helps.

    http://www.quilterscache.com/StartQuiltingPages/startquiltingtwo.html

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    Thanks Carol, I think I can understand this one! I'll give it a try :D

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    Super Member Carol W's Avatar
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    Your welcome.

    I've referred to that website often.


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    Super Member Carol W's Avatar
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    What I should do, is print the information for when I go to the fabric store.

    But if I do that, then I won't have an excuse to buy extra fabric!! lol

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    Carol, you should ALWAYS buy extra, especially if making a large quilt - running short can be diasterous, especially if there are only a few fabrics. You can use extras to trim curtains, pillows or shams. A single slip with the rotary cutter can mess you up unless you allow for extra.

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    I always allow 10 inches extra, because I mess up sometimes. I can always use the extra for appliques and such. :lol:

    I found out the hard way once, if you don't get extra fabric.

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    I always buy extra. Atleast an extra 1/2 yard to a yard. I can always use the extra fabric for other projects. :D

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