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Help figuring out how much fabric I need.

Old 09-14-2007, 07:17 AM
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I want to make my boyfriend a quilt for Christmas. He is a pretty big guy, 6'5". So I need a big one.

I'm making a Roman Stripe pattern. I even mocked up the pattern in a file, which you can see here.... http://www.theoneandonlynorthpole.com/billsquilt.pdf (it's a pdf file).

I'm going to need lots of black, obviously. Blocks will be 6" finished. I figure the center will be 72" by 96" when I sew it together. I was thinking a 3" inner border, and then a 4-6" border on the outside in black. The back I was thinking of just getting a couple extra yards of the colors from the front and making a scrappy type back (suggestions welcome!)

Can anyone be a genius and help me out a bit?
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Old 09-14-2007, 09:23 AM
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I always mess up but here is a site that helps you figure it out
:-) :D :-o http://www.how-to-quilt.com/newsletter/fabriCalc.shtml hmmmmm i added it again
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Old 09-14-2007, 09:57 AM
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Uh oh... where's the link!?
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It's there now , :roll: sorry
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:09 AM
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hehe no problem... do it all the time meself.
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