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Old 03-21-2018, 04:12 AM
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How would I figure out yardage for a queen size quilt using this pattern? There is no information that I can find that tells you what you need and I don't want to run out halfway through as the shop is about 2 hours away. Any ideas?

http://www.quilterscache.com/W/WheelofFortuneBlock.html

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Old 03-21-2018, 04:47 AM
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What size blocks? How many? Just the 3 fabrics like in the link? How many borders and what width are they? I can plug that info into EQ7 and get you a good approximation.

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The page says 8” blocks & that fat quarters ‘should be plenty,’ but I’m unsure as to how many FQs. The page doesn’t have a lot of that type of info. But it makes a nice quilt. Maybe make 1 block with scraps
& measure how much was used, or cut out the templates & measure that way.
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:17 AM
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IceLeopard, if I did them as 8" blocks, so that would be 156 blocks, with just the three colours and an 10" border of the darkest colour, would you mind figuring that out?
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Can't help but that is a beautiful quilt. Will look forward to seeing it. Sharon
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:34 AM
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Per EQ7.... With 8 inch blocks - 12 x 13 is a finished size of 98 x 106.
The fabric requirements are
background - 13 1/8 yd
Light blue - 4 5/8 yd
Dk blue - 4 1/2 yd

No borders were considered in this, but there is an allowance for a 1" binding.

I then added changed the layout to 10 x 11 blocks. A first 2" border of background. Then a 4 inch border of light blue, then a 6 inch border of the dark blue. Final size with a 1 inch binding is 103.5 x 111.5.

Background 9 1/2 yards
Light blue 4 3/8 yards
Dark Blue 5 3/8 yards

NOTE: I have never actually bought fabric based on EQ, but knowing all the details in the program, I would bet these numbers are fairly correct.

Edited to add: If you want to change any of the numbers, let me know and I will edit the file. Also, I found that if you make the tiny outside edges of each block a different color, it added a pretty variation.
Attached Thumbnails wheel-fortune-no-borders.bmp   wheel-fortune-borders.bmp  

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I changed the color to yellow on the small bit at each corner. New fabric requirements with the borders mentioned above are:

Yellow 2 1/8 yards
Dark Blue 5 3/8 yards
Light Blue 4 3/8 yards
Background 7 3/8
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There is some info on this site. Scroll alllllllll the way to the bottom. Hope it helps. http://qisforquilter.com/author/marthagray/page/66/
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Thanks, Barb. Those look wonderful. That programme sure must be fun to play with.
That's a lot of fabric. Close to $200.00 just for the top at $8.00 a yard. Maybe have to go on the back burner for now. I'll have to save my pennies.

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Old 03-22-2018, 06:13 AM
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IMHO, 13 yards for the background is a lot of fabric!
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