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Old 09-28-2011, 02:26 PM
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Quilt top = 62x66

Fabric for border = 40x42


What's the largest width I can cut strips for the border to make sure I have enough to go all the way around. I can't believe I can't calculate this...
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:35 PM
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I think 5 inches
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:37 PM
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62+62+66+66=259, 10 for extra = 266
266/40 = 7 strips needed. 40 available inches divided by 7 strips = 5 1/2". You'l have 1 1/2 " extra for straightening the fabric. (I don't think you wan to cut strips 5.71 inches.)
5 1/2" it is.
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Oh good - I have plenty. Thank you.
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by irishrose
62+62+66+66=259, 10 for extra = 266
266/40 = 7 strips needed. 40 available inches divided by 7 strips = 5 1/2". You'l have 1 1/2 " extra for straightening the fabric. (I don't think you wan to cut strips 5.71 inches.)
5 1/2" it is.
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by irishrose
62+62+66+66=259, 10 for extra = 266
266/40 = 7 strips needed. 40 available inches divided by 7 strips = 5 1/2". You'l have 1 1/2 " extra for straightening the fabric. (I don't think you wan to cut strips 5.71 inches.)
5 1/2" it is.
Does this take in to consideration that when I sew borders to both sides, you then have to added border measurements to top and bottom? If not, you can use blocks in corners!!!!
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My eyes just glazed over! :mrgreen:
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:34 PM
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OH-oh, an error. I have a reversal problem. First total is 256, but it didn't change the right total of 266.

alikat110, there will be enough because the fabric is wider than 40 inches. The extra picked up on the strips will cover the 10 1/2 needed to take care of the first border. Also I added in 10 inches for extra, but you're right, that is a consideration. I just cut binding and I think my mind was there.
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