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Old 09-12-2008, 06:43 AM
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I have a question. If I find a block that I like, it will sometimes give the fabric requirements for that block. Is there an easy way (I'm not a math genius) to translate that yardage into a whole quilt? Thanks for any help.
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:02 AM
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how many blocks are you planning to make???
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:17 AM
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I would use this calculator and make sure to round up to account for inside seams if they are not included in the block information you have. All you would have to do is figure the percentage of each fabric in the block (that's just the total for each separate fabric divided by the total of all fabrics in the block). http://www.hickoryhillquilts.com/fabric-calculator.htm Borders, sashings, binding, cornerstones, backing, etc would have to be figured separately.
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:26 AM
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That calculator looks great. I will give it a try! Aggi, I don't know how many yet, just was wondering if there was a way to do that, you know? Thank you!
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Here's another calculator and it is easy to use.

http://www.vrya.net/quilt/flash/QuiltCalc_Loader.html
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Wow! Thank you!
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:54 AM
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both are good calculators. there is so much stuff on the net it boggles the mind. there is literally something for everything!
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Thanks for the links! I have a fabric calculator but this will be good to have on the computer incase I am figureing out something in my office and not in the sewing room!
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I thank for calculator. He is very practical. :D
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