This is driving me crazy.... my brain just doesn't work on things like this. The pattern I'm looking at is in the Layer Cakes, Jelly Roll, and Charm Quilts book (if you have the book, it's called Blossom Time (there's another pattern out there with the same name, but very different). Anyway, it's got a 6" border, with flowers made from 4 5" charm squares - there are 4 across and 5 down (20). The sashing around each flower is cut at 2-1/2", so I guess the final stitched width is 2". Finished quilt size - 58" x 69". The directions say to use 1-3/4 yd for the sashing and inner border (which is basically the sashing) and 1-3/4 yd for the outer border and binding. When someone else posts #'s like this I glaze over, so I'm hoping one of you can understand this! :lol:
Anyway, I wanted to add another row of flowers on the side and bottom - so adding 11" (finished) to each side (right?) making it 69" x 80".
My dilemma - how much extra fabric do I need for the sashing/inner border and how much extra for the outside border/binding?
Also, they didn't say how much for backing - a little over 4 yds? 4-1/2?
I love the dreaming and sewing part of quilt making, but the math really shuts me down! :shock: