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    Super Member Alu_Rathbone's Avatar
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    I want to make 6X6 in squares (sewn together) for an idea I have for my camp kids to write down rules and their names.

    I'm going to use cheap white fabric, how many yards would I need to make 60-70 6x6 in squares. (When sewn together it will be approximately 30-35 squares total.)

    How many yards? And where can I get some cheap fabric and fabric markers?

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    I'd go to Dollar General and buy a flat sheet. A twin flat would probably give you enough fabric and I think they're only about $3.50 or $4.50 at Dollar Gen.

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    I could check that out... thanks!

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    Be careful with Sharpies, they tend to run ( spread out ) as you write and red will run in the wash

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    Also, iron on some freezer paper to the back to stabilize it before writing, will make it easier to write on

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    Good Luck and please post a picture of the finished quilt. I'd love to see how it turns out!

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    I'll have a photo of it, since we'll just be tying them together (I'm giving each teen two squares, one to write their name on, and one to write a rule on. Makes it easier that them having to fight for the poster board, like last year.) Plus it's something different. Hopefully I have the same area as last year, and we can just tie it to the banister instead of taping it! But when it is done, I shall take a photo of it, if my sister lets me take the camera... or I borrow it without her knowledge, she won't even know it's gone, and I'll get it up asap!

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    Alu, you will need approximately 2 1/4 yds of fabric for 70 squares.

    As for fabric marker, find a Laundry marker similar to a Sharpie or buy one of the Pigma markers that come in different size tips.

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    I found that Crayola has fabric markers. And I might get canvas like material but not sure yet.

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    The idea of a good cotton muslin sheet is a good one.

    Or like a 200 or so count cotton percale would also work.

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