Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
How much fabric? >

How much fabric?

How much fabric?

Old 02-14-2012, 07:15 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 512
Default How much fabric?

I want to make a queen size log cabin quilt. It will be made of 12" blocks consisting 4 darks and 4 lights. The problem is I've looked for a pattern to buy and haven't been able to find one. Can anyone help me figure out how much fabric to buy?

I'm going to make it out of the Prairie Paisley II fabric and it's on sale and my birthday's coming up and I want to buy it NOW! lol

TIA
gigi712 is offline  
Old 02-14-2012, 07:20 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 723
Default

http://quilting.about.com/od/foundat...tmas_log_2.htm
http://www.all-about-quilts.com/log-...ilt-block.html
maybe this will help.

Last edited by diamondee; 02-14-2012 at 07:32 AM. Reason: added a site
diamondee is offline  
Old 02-14-2012, 07:38 AM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hampstead N.C.
Posts: 1,870
Default

I too just love log cabin quilts, especially all of the different variations. I would buy a little extra fabric if this is something that may go out of print. Ask the shop owner if it is going to go out of print and if it will be reordered. Good Luck and enjoy your birthday. Grace
Grace creates is offline  
Old 02-14-2012, 07:38 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
QuiltingCrazie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 751
Default

I have Eleanor Burns log cabin book with 2 1/2" strips you need according to my book:

for 83" x 111"
Center 1/4yd, 1L 1/2yd, 2L 7/8yd, 3L 1 1/4yd

1D 3/4yd, 2D 1yd, 3D 1 1/4yd

This is for 14" blocks so it at least gives you better idea. It is a good book she makes it into strip piecing so it's less boring and mundane. the numbers and letters are 1st Light and so on and 1st dark and so on.


It will vary a little if your strip length is bigger or smaller. Hope that helps and it shouldnt break copyright cause I did not give the pattern just a guide for yardage. If I'm wrong just let me know...
QuiltingCrazie is offline  
Old 02-14-2012, 08:13 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 512
Default

Diamondee, tks for the links. The second one is awesome!

Grace, it's a new fabric line so there shouldn't be a problem with getting more. Tks for the birthday wishes. Not only am I getting this beautiful fabric, but I'm also getting a sewing cabinet. I'm really stoked about it, can you tell?

Rachel, the information was very helpful and I don't think you stepped over the line at all. Thank ou.
gigi712 is offline  
Old 02-14-2012, 08:16 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
QuiltingCrazie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 751
Default

Thanks gigi, I meant to say that finished size includes borders the yardage is to make 4 blocks across and 6 down
QuiltingCrazie is offline  
Old 02-14-2012, 08:44 AM
  #7  
Super Member
 
jmabby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes
Posts: 1,490
Default

I was going to suggest the Eleanor Burns Log cabin book too, I made a LC quilt using her book, very easy. I just suggest be very careful cutting and having 1/4" seams. I didn't have the 1/4" foot and some of my blocks were not the correct size.
jmabby is offline  
Old 02-14-2012, 09:00 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 512
Default

jmabby, I plan to paper piece it. I still don't trust my quarter inch seam. Me and my 1/4" foot aren't getting along. I hope to get it on my side one of these days.
gigi712 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
nhweaver
Main
97
05-21-2013 11:05 AM
ladyredhawk
Pictures
26
06-01-2011 10:28 AM
CAJAMK
Main
75
09-05-2010 04:56 PM
danmar
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
62
03-12-2010 05:56 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.