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Old 05-24-2008, 04:30 PM
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Can some recommend a site that has the fabric yardage needed for the whole quilt pattern please.

I'm terrible at figuring out how much I need. Right now, I'm looking at a pattern called Tradewinds that I want to make. Not sure how much fabric I need tho, and fabric calculators don't help me much :cry: .

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Old 05-24-2008, 04:34 PM
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The pattern should include yardages for the different sizes. Do you have a link to the pattern?
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Old 05-24-2008, 05:31 PM
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It is here. It gives the fabric for 1 square only. I need it for 20 squares. I'm going to put sashing in between them also. The asahing is easy to figure out.



http://www.quilterscache.com/T/TradeWindsBlock.html
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Old 05-24-2008, 05:49 PM
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Hi sewnsewer2!

I don't know where I came up with this website, but I've kept it in my favorites for quite awhile.

I hope that this helps.

http://www.quilterscache.com/StartQuiltingPages/startquiltingtwo.html
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Old 05-24-2008, 05:55 PM
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Thanks Carol, I think I can understand this one! I'll give it a try :D
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Old 05-24-2008, 05:57 PM
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Your welcome.

I've referred to that website often.

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Old 05-25-2008, 06:55 AM
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What I should do, is print the information for when I go to the fabric store.

But if I do that, then I won't have an excuse to buy extra fabric!! lol
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:37 AM
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Carol, you should ALWAYS buy extra, especially if making a large quilt - running short can be diasterous, especially if there are only a few fabrics. You can use extras to trim curtains, pillows or shams. A single slip with the rotary cutter can mess you up unless you allow for extra.
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I always allow 10 inches extra, because I mess up sometimes. I can always use the extra for appliques and such. :lol:

I found out the hard way once, if you don't get extra fabric.
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I always buy extra. Atleast an extra 1/2 yard to a yard. I can always use the extra fabric for other projects. :D
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