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Thread: how much fabric?

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    Senior Member connie_1936's Avatar
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    does anyone know how many yds of fabric it takes for the background and borders for the dear jane quilt? my book won't be here until next week and i'm going to phoenix shopping this weekend. thanks for any info. connie

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    Hi Connie, I found this info on the Dear Jane Website:

    How much background do I need?

    In the book, I suggest 5 yards for the entire quilt. This is an error on my part. If you are hand-piecing, you will need about 8 yards. If you are machine piecing, I recommend about 15 yards. However, if you are foundation piecing, you will need about twenty. This information had been graciously provided by those who have made the top.


    Hope this helps.

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    thank you.

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    You're welcome.

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    That is a big difference in yardage for the different types of piecing. I love these quilts, but this is another reason why I won't be doing one anytime soon. I will drool over all of yours instead.......

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