I need to make a "Trip around the World" quilt using 9 fabrics to represent 9 countries. I plan to use Bonnie Hunter's wonderful tutorial on Quiltville.com. However, I feel cutting the strips at 4" is too wide! I am picturing the fabric repeating several times over instead of just one row of each color in each quadrant. Does that make sense? How do I choose a smaller width and know how much fabric to buy and how many repeats I will have for the size I want? 2" seems too small, but 3" might work for a 2 1/2" finished strip. So someone PLEASE, PLEASE do the math for me!!! whine, whine! I hate math!!!
The quilt needs to be about 84 x 98, which includes borders. The names of the countries will be embroidered in the borders.
Sounds like I need to break down and buy EQ7!!!