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Old 07-18-2013, 01:39 PM
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I am wanting to make a king size quilt and am trying to figure out how much yardage I will probably need. for just the top. what would you guys say? 10 yards or so? maybe?
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Well it depends on the pattern you are doing. So if there are a lot of seams, you will need to have more fabric.
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Well it depends on the pattern you are doing. So if there are a lot of seams, you will need to have more fabric.
Cyn is correct. It depends on your pattern that you eventually select.
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it is very very simple seams. it is basically a jelly roll pattern. sew a few strips together than cut them into squares and then 4 triangles then sew back together into 2 squares. basically. just wondering about the average yardage for king size quilts.
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it can be anywhere from 5 yards to 15 yards- or more- it depends on the pattern you are using- which should help you figure the yardage requirements. if you are designing your quilt without a pattern I recommend sketching it out on graph paper- to meet the size requirements then you can figure out blocks sizes, how many needed & do the math. remember to add in 1/2" seam allowance for each block-if you come up with a pattern & need help with the math we can help with that- I am currently planning a new bargello quilt which needs 20 different fabrics- 3/4 yards of 18 of them- 3 yards of one & 2 1/2 yards of one...makes a queen....comes out to 19 yards of fabric.
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http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...d-t223959.html the fourth picture peckish's post near the bottom on the first page is the pattern I am wanting to do. I have made a throw from a similar pattern but was just wondering about how much yardage a king would take.
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I am sorry not to be able to help. But one must know the pattern, the block size and total exact size of the finished quilt. While that fourth quilt may have been made from jelly rolls it appears to have very specific color values in it. . So to me your question is almost impossible to answer with any degree of accuracy and would require much time to calculate.
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If you go online, Google "images for yardage chart for quilts. There are several charts you can pull up to answer your question. The book, All in One Quilter's Reference Book, should help you, too. Good luck.
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If you made a throw from a similar pattern then just multiply the amount of yardage by the number of throws it would take to make the size you want. For instance if the throw was 40x60 it would take about 4 to do a queen size and 5 for a king.
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On one of my cheat sheets just for the backing of a 106 X 95 quilt size it calls for 8 5/8 yards. This is just for the backing so figure your pattern cutting it into your pattern for each color used and then buy extra just in case! Choose your pattern it will say in the instructions.
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