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Thread: How Would I Make 35 FQs?

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    How Would I Make 35 FQs?

    I'm doing a BOM (from Craftsy and it's for 2012 so I'm behind ) and it calls for 35 FQs. How many yards of fabric would I need? How would I cut these? Do I just cut 35 18 X 22 FQs? I know I could order them online but I want to start working on this. I can look at JoAnn's.

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    1 yd makes 4 fat quarters. Cut your yd in half (18" = 1/2 yd). Then cut the 1/2 yd in half at width of fabric.

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    You get 4 FQs from each yard so you need 9 yards (you'll have one FQ left over). Cut them in 18" pieces across the width of the fabric and then cut each piece in half. The final pieces should be 18 x 21 or 22.
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    You can get 36 out of 3 yards, If that helps you any. 8 out of 1 yard .

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllieGirl View Post
    I'm doing a BOM (from Craftsy and it's for 2012 so I'm behind ) and it calls for 35 FQs. How many yards of fabric would I need? How would I cut these? Do I just cut 35 18 X 22 FQs? I know I could order them online but I want to start working on this. I can look at JoAnn's.
    I think it means different fat quarters. You don't want to go into your stash and just cut up your fabric into fatquarters. It means if you have fatquarters or if you want to buy fat quarters that is how many you need. It doesn't want you to cut up your fabric into fatquarters. I am taking that same class.

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    I should have said 4 from 1/2 yard. Double fabric

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    I did about 7 months of the craftsy BOM 2012 (i will do the others). My advice to you is to cut each month as you do it. I used white/ecru solids throughout the blocks. My mood for fabric shows in some of the months, some of the months you barely used part of the fat quarter, so I used leftover scraps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twilight View Post
    You can get 36 out of 3 yards, If that helps you any. 8 out of 1 yard .
    this is not right...you get 4 QUARTERS out of one yard, but go with what the others said...don't cut all of your fabrics at fat quarters, because you may not need all of the fabric you cut. cut just what you need from yardage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twilight View Post
    You can get 36 out of 3 yards, If that helps you any. 8 out of 1 yard .
    Hey! I thought I was numbers challenged!!!!!!

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    I also want to say "do not cut into fat quarters". Just make sure you have the variety and then use as you need them. I rarely have any list like 35 fat quarters where I did not have a lot left over.

    Wait until you need to cut fabric into pieces and then pull out your stash and use what you have whether pieces or yardage.

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    Thanks for the suggestions of buying it one month at a time. I was horrified at the thought of buying nine years of fabric. I've never bought that much before! I'll go through my stash, which isn't that big, and see what I have for the first one or two months, and look at my varieties.

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    I also did the Craftsy BOM and I finished all the blocks - just need to quilt & bind. I used a lot of scraps and probably didn't have all the variety that Amy had but I like it anyhow. Definitely don't cut fat quarters out of your yardage, just follow her directions and cut as you go. My recommendation would be to definitely choose a background fabric, as you use some in most every block, then use your stash & fill in with a fat quarter when you need some variety. Also go to Craftsy and click on projects to see the variations that people did - this might help when choosing from your stash or making purchases. Have fun, I loved it and learned so much.

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    You might want to check around and see if there are any fat quarter bundles on sale. This would be a great way to get the variety but still have the 'look good' factor. *** I have been able to find FQ sets on different websites for pretty great prices. Last year I was able to pick up a FQ set of Civil War prints that turned out to be less than 80 cents per. And I liked having the variety of prints but the coordination that the set has. Just an idea.

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