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Thread: log cabin quilt question

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    SAHM's Avatar
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    Jul 2009
    DFW, Texas
    Okay, inspired by the incredibly beautiful log cabins over in the pictures section, I have been slowly collecting FQs in two colors to make a quilt for me and DH. My question is this, about how many FQs do I need to make a king size quilt? Thanks!

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    Nov 2008
    I had a book out last night for scrap quilts, which had instructions for a log cabin of different sizes. I did the fat quarter calculations last year for queen, so it was easy to increase. The king size, with 100) 8 inch blocks would need about 16 fat quarters for lights and 22 for darks.

    This particular pattern uses 1.5 inch strips. This is a generous estimate, you will probably be able to get 11 strips per FQ instead of the 10 I used for calculations, but I have to allow extra for boo-boos. :mrgreen:

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    Dec 2008
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    It depends a lot on the width of the strips. The narrower the strips, the more fabric is required (because of seam allowances).

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