>
>

Basic question

12-22-2008, 07:50 AM
#1
Senior Member

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NW Panhandle Texas
Posts: 586

Iam trying to figure out how much more fabric I need to get...
I want to do 12" block (Maryland block) 7 Blocks x 8 Blocks for the whole quilt.
I need 3 ~6.875 blocks 2 cut diagonaly dark fabric
In light color 1~6.875 1~12.875 cut diagonaly
This makes 2 blocks
I tried the flash quilt fabric calculator and it said 11 yards of light......I could have done something Wrong :?

Thanks for any help
12-22-2008, 08:02 AM
#2
Banned

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kansas
Posts: 590

I got about 3.5 yd of dark and 5 of light..

Ill walk through the calc with you so you can verify my assumptions...

You want to make a quilt 7 blocks by 8 blocks,,, so 7 x 8 = 56 blocks
Your post gives the cutting directions for two blocks, so I divided 56 by 2 = 28.. 28 times the number you quoted in your post should give you the requirements.. so here goes.

You need 3 of the dark and I rounded the size up to 7 for easier calc.
Assuming your fabric has 40 usable inches, divide 40 by 7 = (5) 7 inch squares across the width of the fabric.. so, divide the total number needed (3 x 28 = 84) by 5 = 16.8 or 17 strips, 7 inches wide..
17 x 7 = 119 divided by 36 (inches in a yard) = 3.3 yds,, I round up to the nearest 1/2 or 1/4 yard, so I would get 3.5 yds

For the light you said you need (1) 7 inch and (1) 13 inch for 2 blocks so we will follow the same calc..
28 / 5 = 5.6 or 6 stips 7 inches wide or 42 inches
28 / 3 = 9.3 or 10 strips 13 inches wide or 130 inches
130 + 42 = 172 inches / 36 = 4.7 or 5 yds if you round up
12-22-2008, 08:50 AM
#3
Senior Member

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NW Panhandle Texas
Posts: 586

ok so if I go with 2 yds of blue/green baltic 2yds of orange
3 yds of orange/yellow print 3 yds of blue that will be enough?
THANK YOU
Off to the quilt store
I hope she has enough :? :?
12-22-2008, 01:05 PM
#4
Senior Member

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NW Panhandle Texas
Posts: 586

Well it seems the Minonites took a shine to that orange and yellow fabric.I got the last 2 fat quarters :( :( :(
Oh well it will have to sit now and wait for the next yeller LOL
12-22-2008, 01:18 PM
#5
Banned

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kansas
Posts: 590

can you post a pic of the yellow you are looking for?

I have some in my online store, if I can see it Ill let you know
12-22-2008, 07:43 PM
#6
Senior Member

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NW Panhandle Texas
Posts: 586

If you look at the topic fabric yelled at me LOL its the orange and yellow. it was sorta hawian flowers
Thank you
Related Topics
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Susan7639
Main
7
10-15-2015 08:34 AM
craftybear
7
05-01-2011 11:50 PM
cybercat
Main
10
03-29-2009 11:34 AM
Quilting G
Main
16
02-18-2009 06:36 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On