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Thread: Need Help Please (Brain not working correctly)

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    Senior Member Becky Mc's Avatar
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    I have a pattern for Patience Corner that I would like to do for a baby quilt but I want to make it bigger so here is the problem MATH I hated it in school and still do....................... It says you can get 12 blocks out of 6 Fat Quarters (blocks finished size 9 inches) I need 25 blocks and do not want to get fat quarters so can someone please convert fat quarters into yardage for me? I will need 6 different colors.

    Has anyone done this pattern? Don't know why I just really like it.

    Thanks in advance for your help

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    4 fat quarters are equal to one yard of fabric. They are getting 12 blocks from 6 so that is 1 1/2 yds. For 25 blocks you are going to need 3 yards plus enough fabric for one additional block. I would be buying 3 1/2 yards to be on the safe side.

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    6 FQ = 1.5 yards = 12 blocks
    12 FQ = 3 yards = 24 blocks

    So you need a little more than 3 yards for 25 blocks. How much more? I'd go with 2.5 yards just to be safe.

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    MadQuilter you and I were doing the math at the same time:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaBear61
    MadQuilter you and I were doing the math at the same time:-)
    We be smart cookies!

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    I know that much but my question is a 1/4 yard is far different than a Fat Quarter. If I got just a 1/4 yard would I still get the correct amout of squares out of it for the blocks?
    6 fat quarters= 12 , 9 inch blocks would I get the same out of 6 1/4 yard cuts?

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    I would say you need 3 1/4 yards. Just to be safe (and make the math easier) I'd bump it up to 3 1/2 yards. Divide that by 6 different fabrics and you'll need about 5/8 of each.

    I always err on the side of caution, so I'd probably get 3/4 yard, but that's just me. I'd use the leftovers for binding or another project.

    Hope this helps!

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    You will need to cut 9 1/2 blocks to finish up 9 inches.
    You can cut 4 blocks across the width of the fabric.
    You will need to purchase 1/3 yd of each fabric in order to get the 9 1/2 inch heighth.
    However, with 6 fabrics, that will give you 4x6 blocks for a total of 24 blocks. You still need one more block. Do you have a 9 1/2 inch block from your stash that you can use? Or perhaps a white block in the center with an applique, or a block from the backing fabric.

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    6 fq's = 1 1/2 yd
    so 3 yds would give you 24 blocks-
    one more fq would give you enough for 25 blocks plus a little (fudge room)
    so 3 1/4yds is all you need

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    oops double post

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