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Thread: Working lengths of ?

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    Junior Member Quilting G's Avatar
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    Ok I was cleaning out a closet and I found some fabric from 4 or 5 years back. Some of the fabric I found is from my first quilt when I was shaking it out my son said that is like my quilt. I plan on storing the scraps from that quilt with the original quilt for when my son has a son or daughter.
    Any way the rest I am adding to my stash basket. One piece is about 7 yards long and to big to work with as it is. What is a good working length? 2 yards 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn Hendrix
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    I agree with with Dawn. I generally always use three yard lengths.

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    When I know I am using all the fabric or almost all of it for one project, I cut it into 1 yd lengths. It's easier for me to iron and cut in my small space.
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    Silly me..I leave mine the longest length until I am sure that I don't need it to cut long borders. :wink: :roll: :lol:

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    I am with sandpat, I don't cut my fabric until I know what I am going to use it for. Borders come off first before I start cutting for piecing. :lol:

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    I was thinking of the border thing and for the moment I don't plan on any quilts bigger then say 70-80 inches wide/long. 2.5 yards would put it at 90 inches and 3 yards would be 108 so that should be long enough for borders. I might be able to handle.

    Thanks for your imput!

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    I was thinking of the border thing and for the moment I don't plan on any quilts bigger then say 70-80 inches wide/long. 2.5 yards would put it at 90 inches and 3 yards would be 108 so that should be long enough for borders. I might be able to handle.

    Thanks for your imput!

    g

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    I agree with Sandpat and Shemjo, in case of borders and bindings, etc., but it's your choice.

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    Great info. I always learn so much from this board!

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