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Old 07-11-2010, 05:26 PM
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I want to make 6X6 in squares (sewn together) for an idea I have for my camp kids to write down rules and their names.

I'm going to use cheap white fabric, how many yards would I need to make 60-70 6x6 in squares. (When sewn together it will be approximately 30-35 squares total.)

How many yards? And where can I get some cheap fabric and fabric markers?
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:29 PM
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I'd go to Dollar General and buy a flat sheet. A twin flat would probably give you enough fabric and I think they're only about $3.50 or $4.50 at Dollar Gen.
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:32 PM
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I could check that out... thanks!
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:05 PM
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Be careful with Sharpies, they tend to run ( spread out ) as you write and red will run in the wash
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Also, iron on some freezer paper to the back to stabilize it before writing, will make it easier to write on
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Good Luck and please post a picture of the finished quilt. I'd love to see how it turns out!
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:29 PM
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I'll have a photo of it, since we'll just be tying them together (I'm giving each teen two squares, one to write their name on, and one to write a rule on. Makes it easier that them having to fight for the poster board, like last year.) Plus it's something different. Hopefully I have the same area as last year, and we can just tie it to the banister instead of taping it! But when it is done, I shall take a photo of it, if my sister lets me take the camera... or I borrow it without her knowledge, she won't even know it's gone, and I'll get it up asap!
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:42 PM
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Alu, you will need approximately 2 1/4 yds of fabric for 70 squares.

As for fabric marker, find a Laundry marker similar to a Sharpie or buy one of the Pigma markers that come in different size tips.
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I found that Crayola has fabric markers. And I might get canvas like material but not sure yet.
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The idea of a good cotton muslin sheet is a good one.

Or like a 200 or so count cotton percale would also work.
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