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Thread: How much yardage do you buy when.....

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    Senior Member tucsonquilter's Avatar
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    You just love the material but have no idea what you are going to make? I need suggestions. Do you buy a yard? 2 yards? Help!

    And thank you in advance for your replys.

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    Super Member quiltsRfun's Avatar
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    At least a yard - maybe two - depending on where it might go in the quilt. If it could be focus fabric or borders then two yards. I tend to make smaller quilts so this usually works for me.

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    I buy three or four if I'm really in love with it. I'll find a quilt to use it in.

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    I agree with everyone so far. If I love it, it will be focus fabric and I buy 3-4yds. More if it is on sale.hehehehehe

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    I buy at least three yards so that if I decide to use for a border there will be enough for that and some for the body of the quilt. But take my advise, if you want length of fabric borders cut them first and then use what's left in your quilt.

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    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
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    Well, from the looks of it I buy either 2 or 3 yards at least and sometimes more. I just organized my stash and got it all put away and those are the biggest stacks.

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    Super Member StitchinJoy's Avatar
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    If I think it's possible borders or backing and it's on sale, I buy 2 yds, or 4yds, or 6, or 9, or sometimes a bolt!

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    I often buy three, especially if it would work well as a border.

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    I will buy three yards of the "favorite" and 1-2 yards of the companion fabrics. I love collections.

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    It all depends on how close it is to pay day and sales. Pay day in our house is only once a month and some months get mighty long.

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