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Thread: How much fabric do I need to buy

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    Senior Member SWEETPEACHES's Avatar
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    I'm going to make a twin size Friendship quilt. So, it'll be appx 68x88 and I will use 3 or 4 different fabrics.

    Do you think if I order 2 yards of each fabric that will be enough?

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    difficult to know without seeing the pattern/design.
    But basially determine how much you need for each block and then number of blocks you need and multiply accordingly.

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    Add a bit extra for 'opps'.

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    44 X 36 = 1584 square inches
    68 X 88 = 5984 sq inches
    5984 \ 1584 = 3.78 yards for the top flat.

    6 yards should be plenty even with opppps. As long as your pieces are not really small where you would need to add a percentage for seam allowances. The only other thing you need to determine is what percentage of each fabric you want the top to be.

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    I would count the number of blocks you need of each color and do the math. I have found that it always takes more that I think when all is said and done. I always buy extra because if I need more it is usually gone. That's how I got a huge stash. I recently made a baby quilt and used all different fabrics. It took me days to figure the yardage--probably 4-5 days on and off. I didn't run out of any of the fabrics. So I guess that it was time well spent.
    Sue

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