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Thread: Please help calculate amount of fabric needed.

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    Senior Member GKSM's Avatar
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    Please help calculate amount of fabric needed.

    Hello - I am pretty new to quilting. I am attempting to make a King sized quilt using the Blackford's Beauty Block. This is a 12 inch block made with 4 different colors. The pattern I have tells me what to cut out for 1 block. I need assistance in how to translate that into the entire purchase.

    Example - Color number one - One block calls for a 4" x 16 " strip. I need 36 blocks. How do I translate that into yardage?

    That same color is going to be used for a 3" border. The quilt will be 110 by 110 so I think I need 3 1/2" x 442" also translated into yardage.

    I know it is math but just can't seem to get myself headed in the right direction.

    Thank-you!!!

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    Senior Member GKSM's Avatar
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    Wow - I think I figured it out. based everything on 1 yard and off I went. Now I am off to Lancaster PA to shop. :-)

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    Congrats. Please post when finished!

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    When it comes to determining how much fabric I need for a quilt, I love to use the book All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool.

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