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Thread: A question about the Yellow Brick road pattern

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    Super Member SherriB's Avatar
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    I am slowly collecting patterns and just got this one in the mail today.

    Do I have to use fat quarters in this pattern or can I use yardage?

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    It's been a while since I made one but I am pretty sure that you can use yardage. Most of my "fat quarter" quilts have several pieces from yardage in them.

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    You can always cut yardage into fat quarters if you need too.

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    Thanks for the help! I would rather buy yardage than fat quarters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    Thanks for the help! I would rather buy yardage than fat quarters.
    good luck with the new pattern, be sure to show us what fabric you buy.

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    You can buy the yardage and add the extra to your stash :wink: LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    You can buy the yardage and add the extra to your stash :wink: LOL
    That is exactly why I would rather buy yardage!!! :mrgreen:

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    What is a Yellow Brick Road pattern?

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    I made this quilt for a friend our of her beloved Grandma's shirts. here grandma had past away and she wanted a memory quilt. It worked great. i made some modifications, just like when i cook from a recipe.
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    When I substitute yardage for a fq I will buy 1/3 yard for each one and it will be long enough to cut the pieces that you need, and then split the fabric on the fold and then cut the pieces out.
    So from the 12" length of cut fabric you would have a 12x21 piece, from which you would
    cut the 61/2 x 21 piece and then cut a 31/2x21 piece from this
    half and from the other 12x21 piece you would cut the other
    2 pieces then continue to follow the pattern as written. This
    is the way I work with not having to buy a full half yard to get
    the 18 inch length, yet still get the amount of pieces for the
    blocks.

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    I know you have to do some cutting - then sewing and then cutting again. So I think fat quarters work the best. I know the first time I made this quilt I kind of forgot to read the directions and had to go back and cut more of one size to get enough variation.

    I love this quilt though. 6 fat quarters make a baby quilt which is very easy to do in my sewing room!

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    I love the Yellow Brick Road pattern. It's great for beginners and I've made 4 of them so far. I like to buy 1/2 yards at a time and I have a fat quarter for now, and one for later :)

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    I am making mine from fat 1/8's plus scraps. The pattern is for fat quarters but I am using up my stash. I am on a no buy for 1 year since last August. Only if absolutley necessary do I purchase. I have 1 full metre of Ricky Timms hand dyed fabric and lots of scraps of batiks and so far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewlady31
    When I substitute yardage for a fq I will buy 1/3 yard for each one and it will be long enough to cut the pieces that you need, and then split the fabric on the fold and then cut the pieces out.
    So from the 12" length of cut fabric you would have a 12x21 piece, from which you would
    cut the 61/2 x 21 piece and then cut a 31/2x21 piece from this
    half and from the other 12x21 piece you would cut the other
    2 pieces then continue to follow the pattern as written. This
    is the way I work with not having to buy a full half yard to get
    the 18 inch length, yet still get the amount of pieces for the
    blocks.
    Thank you so much for this!! It will be huge help!

    One more question, for each fat quarter that is required, I just need to buy 1/3 of a yard? I love the 1930's and would love to use those fabrics for a quilt.

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    I made one with pieces of t-shirts replacing some of the pieces. I don't think I have a picture, it was a commissioned quilt.

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    I love the Yellow Brick Road pattern. I have made it at least 15 times in different sizes. It is my go-to pattern for a quick baby quilt. I have made it with FQs and with 1/2 yard cuts.

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    I like to start with the minium FQ, pull some scraps and a piece of yardage, that I cut the border from first, then add at least a FQ of border fabric into the quilt. Then I add more FQ until I have what I need.

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    I use this pattern for graduation quilts for my kids' friends. I use 1/2 yard cuts, then do double of the blocks. This way, I'm making two tops at once. The worse part for me is laying out the blocks, so I also number each set of blocks. After I lay out one top, I also have the layout for the second. I can usually put together the blocks for two tops in one day.

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    Sherri B:
    If you choose to buy the length of a straight cut of fabric
    a 1/3 yard for each fat quarter is all that is needed. You will
    have a bit of leftover that you could use for binding or to add
    to your scrap basket.

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    Am making one now out of FQ's out of Wildrose by Marti Mitchell. It is so easy as everything is already matched and cutting strips is also easy. So if you use yardage it is just larger or smaller and you choose what you like.

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    I've got the pattern and it's the next one I'm going to make. Thanks for the tips on not having to buy fat quarters, I'd rather buy yardage also.

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