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Thread: Material requirements for D9P

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    Material requirements for D9P

    Can someone tell me the fabric requirements for a disappearing 9 patch quilt or point me to a website that has that information.

    I can't decide between 6", 9", 12" squares. What is your preference?
    Fabric A will be the main color in the corners.
    Fabric B will be the middle Square
    Fabric c will be the other fabric.

    Should I have more than 3 fabrcs?


    Thanks in advance for the information.

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    I used 5" charms so my blocks before cutting were 14". I used the 20 colors in the charm packs (2), plus a few 5" squares cut from my stash for a large lap quilt. I like then scrappy and with only a few colors, so that's a personal choice.

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    I used 3 charm packs and made my center squares all black. I love the way it came out.

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    I used 5" squares to start as well. As for the fabric, all I know is that you need the same amount for the corners as for the alternating positions and the center fabric requires 1/4th the amount of the others.
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    I used four yards of fabric cut into 5" squares. I had a lot of fabric left over but it was 1 yard each of four different fabrics.

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    6 1/2 x6 1/2 squares--because my ruler is that size-----------i just compleated 2 i-spy adult d9p quilts one a wedding quilt one a passage quilt---i was able to include embroidery but always remember you will be turning some squares--so top left+bottom right do not get turned--i was rearly happy with how they turned out---only had one duck swimming in the sky!!!!---one of my quilt group used 8x8 of one large floral uncut square was a very special quilt

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    I think the 6 1/2" squares will be nice as she has chosen a larger print (at least the picture shows it) she will have to make her final decision when it arrivs.

    So I'm thinking
    2 yds of main fabic
    2 yds of fabric c
    and 1 yd of fabric b (center square)

    Question- Any idea what size quilt this would turn out to be?

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    2 yds of main fabic
    2 yds of fabric c
    and 1 yd of fabric b (center square)

    If my calculations are correct ), You will get 66 squares out of each of the 2 yard pieces (a & c). (11 6.5" strips cut into squares)This is really accurate cutting, and unwashed fabric.
    You will cut 16 squares from the fabric b (3 6.5" strips cut into squares) You will have some of fabric b left (16"), but not quite enough for the binding, which is what I usually use. Maybe you can find another 1/4 yard of b. (Actually, if you get an extra 1/4 yard of a and c, you will be covered if you "slip".)
    This should make 18 1/2" 9 patches. Then 18" DNP's. (17 1/2" finished).
    Sewn together 4 x 4, it will make a 70 x 70 quilt.
    Maybe someone else will double check my figures, but I hope that answers your question. (I like math) Ann



    Question- Any idea what size quilt this would turn out to be?[/QUOTE]
    Last edited by krafty14; 03-07-2013 at 08:38 AM.

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    6 1/2" squares should make a block that is 18" - finishes to 17 1/2". 2 yards of A will give you 60 squares - might squeeze out 66 if you cut perfectly and the fabric doesn't shrink. 60 sq will do 15 blocks, but that's not a good number to work with. If you do 12 - 3 across X 4 down- the proportions will be better. 52 1/2 X 70 before any borders. You can increase the size by adding sashing between the blocks, too. You only need a half yard of C unless you are repeating it in your stopper strip before the borders or the binding.

    What size quilt is your friend thinking of?
    Last edited by irishrose; 03-07-2013 at 08:36 AM.

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