Rhonda's Electric Quilt Class - Week 7 - Figuring Yardage
This week we will look at figuring yardage. Please read all the way through before you try to follow the directions. As far as I can tell all 3 versions are the same for this lesson. You will find the icons might be in the top tool bar in 6 and 7 instead of on the left. But otherwise they are the same.
Before you follow these steps make sure you click on layout under your quilt and make sure you have the size of your blocks right. If you are using sashing and or borders make sure you have them in the right numbers to get the best estimate on yardage.
Click on the printer icon. You will see a menu pop up.
Click on Fabric Yardage.
Now you should see this window.
Make sure you put in the width of your fabric.
In the lower left corner click on Preview
You don't want to print yet.
Next you will see this.
To be able to see it better
Click on Zoom In.
You will again see the magnifier glass icon
Go down to the fabrics
and click just above the left corner
Hold it down and draw a box over the fabrics.
This will enlarge the picture.
I would prefer to print it at this size
but I haven't been able to.
You can print it and then enlarge it.
You can get the yardage for the backing by making the quilt all one color. Then follow the steps again to get the yardage.
If you want binding figured you could add an extra border and make sure it is the right size. Color it a differant color so it will figure the yardage on just that border. I believe most bindings are 2 1/2" wide and then the length of the quilt sides. So I would add abit more on after you get the numbers.
Now let's look at the Block
Put a block on the worktable
When you click on the printer icon
you get this menu
Click on Block
You will see this window
You need to set the size of your block
and choose the type of block
Now for printing a foundation for paper piecing
Go back to the printer icon
Click on Foundation Pattern
Continued on next post