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Thread: How to Figure amount of Fabric for 2 color Drunkard's Path

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    How to Figure amount of Fabric for 2 color Drunkard's Path

    Hi, I am trying to figure how much red fabric I will need to make a king size Drunkard's Path. I have Pepper Cory book on the patter.. She suggested 4yards of each color for a 90"x102" full size bed quilt. I thought that I would have to increase that yardage to 7 yards each for a king size. Does anyone know or have you made a king size Drunkard's Path two color quilt? Appreciate any input. Thanks. Georgie Sharon

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    I've never done a Drunkard's Path quilt but I'll give my input to how I would tackle that question. In a 90"x102" quilt there are 9180 square inches. If you want a 115" x 115" quilt, that would be 13,225 square inches. That's about 1 1/2 times larger so if 4 yards of each will do the smaller, 1/2 again would do the larger, 6yards. And to be on the safe side, I always get a little more fabric so 7 yards of each would work. If you have some left over, make pillow cases or add it to your stash. I have a pretty nice stash from using that method.

    PS: to figure how much more square inches, I just multiplied the 9180 by 1.25, then 1.5, etc. till I got the approximate number of the larger quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
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    PS: to figure how much more square inches, I just multiplied the 9180 by 1.25, then 1.5, etc. till I got the approximate number of the larger quilt.
    Or you could just divide 13,225 by 9180 and get 1.44...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    Or you could just divide 13,225 by 9180 and get 1.44...
    Yup, that works, too.

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    Thanks for the math lesson. I am a guesstomater when it come to yardage. I try but my mind just freezes when I try to do the math.

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