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

1. ## 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

2. 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.

3. Originally Posted by nanna-up-north
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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...

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

5. 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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