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Thread: OBW Question

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    Senior Member Opal Jane's Avatar
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    My next project is a OBW. Since I haven't purchased the book yet, can someone tell me how much fabric I need to purchase? There are a lot of good sales on the internet and I want to take advantage of them.

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    I would suggest checking to see if your local library has the book. There are also tutorials available online for them

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/tut...rics__D19.html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMp5DBQc2Tg

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    You will need at least 6 repeat of the pattern, so if your pattern repeat is 24" you will need 6 x 24" which is 4 yards, I alway get extra so that I can use some on borders or on the back. I hope this helps. :)

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    ditto ... at least six repeats. It's always good to have atleast one more to include a reference on the quilt of the original fabric.

    Some do borders, some just a patch on the back of the one repeat, and in my case, I had enough fabric for the full back to use the original fabric.

    I just stand in the store and measure off the # repeats I want and then an extra few! :) Then let them measure.

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    the amount of fabric is dependant upon the size of quilt you wish to make- and the size of the repeats in the fabric- you need at least 6 repeats- so if your repeat is every 12" you need alot less than if the repeat is every 28"...
    you could try finding the book at the library- or go to a shop that has it and look through it.
    fabric selection is everything to make OBW's work

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    I have the book but haven't really read it. What is the criteria for the fabric for a great OBW? I just lovin all the ones I'm seein on the board. I will get to it one day.

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    Also check out this link. I did not get the book just followed cutebuns
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-92503-1.htm

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