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Old 02-05-2009, 05:24 AM
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reading everybody else's answers, having leftovers, if they have you cut borders along selvedge, and it will take almost a yard for binding...guess king kong's not getting this one, lol! I'm like you, at first I was like, wow, 11 yards? sounds like a great quilt. hope there will be pics involved. I'll be glad when I can share pics too. (I'll be glad when my stuff is something I want other ppl to see pics of)....soon...sigh...I just keep on tryings C :-)
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:00 AM
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[quote=pittsburgpam]Well, I ordered a set of 31 FQs of Civil War reproduction, Vicksburg. It is masculine and not too flowery for a quilt for my brother. I'll see how it goes and I'll need a dark brown for the border anyway so if it is not quite enough I can mix in the brown.

The pattern calls for 8 FQs of 4 different fabrics, though the picture is 8 different fabrics.[quote]



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Old 02-05-2009, 07:05 AM
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Since I messed up the quote thing, let me try again.
Numbers confuse me and I hate math but if I were reading that pattern I would think it meant 8 FQ's of 4 different fabrics. If that means a total of 8 fat quarters wouldn't that be 2 yards or... if you used 8 fat quarters of different fabrics that would be 4 yards, right?
16 FQ's would give you a 72" x 88" quilt without borders. How wide and how many borders does it call for?
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:09 AM
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I realized that using the Civil War reproduction called Vicksburg is particularly appropriate for my brother. Our great-great-grandfather, Elias Yarborough, born in 1836, was captured at Vicksburg, Miss. I think I'll write this up for a label on the back of the quilt.

1862 24 Apr. Elias Yarborough (or Yarberry), private, Company H, 36th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee, C.S.A., Whitfield County, Georgia. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863, and paroled there July 9, 1863. Roll for Sept. 1, 1863, last on file, shows him present. No later record. Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865, Henderson, Vol. 3, p. 997.

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Old 02-05-2009, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by auntluc
Since I messed up the quote thing, let me try again.
Numbers confuse me and I hate math but if I were reading that pattern I would think it meant 8 FQ's of 4 different fabrics. If that means a total of 8 fat quarters wouldn't that be 2 yards or... if you used 8 fat quarters of different fabrics that would be 4 yards, right?
16 FQ's would give you a 72" x 88" quilt without borders. How wide and how many borders does it call for?
It's 8 each of 4 different fabrics, 32 FQs. For a baby size it is 2 of each (8 FQ), throw is 2 of each (8 FQ), twin is 4 of each (16 FQ), queen is 8 of each (32 FQ). The borders are 10 1/2" wide cut on the lengthwise grain (parallel to the selvedge). It shows a scalloped border so you need it wide to do that. Don't know if I will scallop it or not for a man's quilt.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
I'm looking at a pattern called 4 Square Fun and it says the requirements for a queen size 88" x 100" is 32 fat quarters. 32/4 = 8 yards of fabric? and that's just the center of the quilt, add on 3 yards for the border.

Isn't 8 yards an awful lot of fabric for a queen size quilt? Is something wrong with the fabric requirements?
11 total yards of fabric doesn't sound like a lot to me... But I've already gone into the realm of almost 15 or more for one quilt, and there's plans for one that would take 27... I know, I'm crazy, but I'm perfectly OK with that.

You probably won't use the whole fat quarter, sounds like a scrappy kind of quilt, and the 3 yards for the borders will probably get cut straight-of-grain, that's why it's 3 yards long. If you want your binding to match the outside border, get another yard. Just remember to take it off the yardage before you cut the borders (ask me how I remember to do this :roll: ).

Post pics of progress. Would love to see.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:03 AM
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Often the border fabric requirement includes binding.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:12 AM
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My head hurts just reading this. :shock:
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:14 AM
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I pulled out one of my favorite fat quarter patterns last night and it called for 33 fat quarters for a queen size plus additional fabrics for 2 borders and binding. It also called for 8 1/2 yards of fabric for the backing. So, this is a normal amount for a quilt that size. A queen is about 3 times the size of a large lap
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:17 AM
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[quote=Kara]
Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
11 total yards of fabric doesn't sound like a lot to me... But I've already gone into the realm of almost 15 or more for one quilt, and there's plans for one that would take 27... I know, I'm crazy, but I'm perfectly OK with that.
How in the world can one quilt take 27 yards of fabric? :shock:
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