I found a quilt pattern in a magazine I would like to try. The list of materials says 1 1/4 yards total assorted coral prints and dots (blocks). 2 1/2 yards total assorted yellow prints and dots (blocks). 2 1/2 yards total assorted green prints and dots (blocks). 2 1/4 yards coral floral (border) 3/4 yard green tone-on-tone (binding). How do I know how much of each fabric to buy if I don't have much of a stash? How do I know how many different prints and dots are in each assorted color? The instructions tell you how many squares and rectangles to cut but just says "from assorted colors cut..."
I am not totally new to quilting but am frustrated not knowing how much fabric to buy of each color.