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    :thumbup: Does anyone have a formula for figuring yardage for a block? Example you are going to make a 12' block and you need 20, you are using 4 colors 1 color uses a 4x 11 strip how many yards would you need to purchase? Thanks so very much.
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    I suppose one could use graph paper and chart it out -

    and then add a bit to allow for shrinkage, fussy cutting, and cutting errors

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    go to this website and enter the size and shape of each piece in your block and tell it the number of blocks you need to make it will give you the yardage required for each piece.
    http://vrya.net/quilt/classic.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossginny
    go to this website and enter the size and shape of each piece in your block and tell it the number of blocks you need to make it will give you the yardage required for each piece.
    http://vrya.net/quilt/classic.php
    That's awesome - Thanks!

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    Better than fingers!! Thanks!

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    Ty, ty, ty, you saved my day. I used to know how but am to stressed at this time to trust myself. God Bless

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    Beats graphs and figures.

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    in one yard of fabric (36') you can cut (9) 4" strips...if your fabric is 44" wide you would get (4) 11" pieces...9x4=36 pieces that are 4"x11"...of course if your fabric is only 40" wide you will only get 3 11" strips so you would have 27 4"x11" pieces.

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    I buy my fabrics most times in 5 or more yards and don't worry how much I can get out of it. If not enough I add more pieces until I have enough. Cutting strips, don't forget to add a little for straightening up if they aren't straight.

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    Another reason I bought EQ :wink:

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    Just a rough guestimate... a fat quarter is just a bit larger than a block... decide on the ratio of each color in the block. Say the block is 3 colors & the background color is 1/2 of the block & the other 2 colors are 1/4 each. So you're making 12 blocks... I would guess the background fabric to be approximately 6 ft qtrs or 1.5yd. The other two fabrics would be approx 3/4yds ea. Then you need to add fabric for sashing & boarders. This is all rough on the spot guestimate... then I get 1/4 - 1/2yd extra just in case.

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    Wow Crossginny that is awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    Thanks sewcrafty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove
    Just a rough guestimate... a fat quarter is just a bit larger than a block... decide on the ratio of each color in the block. Say the block is 3 colors & the background color is 1/2 of the block & the other 2 colors are 1/4 each. So you're making 12 blocks... I would guess the background fabric to be approximately 6 ft qtrs or 1.5yd. The other two fabrics would be approx 3/4yds ea. Then you need to add fabric for sashing & boarders. This is all rough on the spot guestimate... then I get 1/4 - 1/2yd extra just in case.
    Dove, that's my kind of figuring!!! Relational guesstimate!! I like it!!! :D :D :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForestHobbit
    Wow Crossginny that is awesome. Thank you for sharing.
    : )

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    I am glad that I am not the only one that has trouble figuring out how much material to use need. I always have to go back for more. Will use the calculator that someone posted and see how that works. Tired of wondering if I have enough material all the time.

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    That was a great quilt block yardage site.
    Thank you
    I have Electric Quilt 6 and use it mainly for laying out my blocks in the layout tab, color each section, and then pull up the fabric yardage tab. Then of corse I add to that since I am not hte greatest cutter.
    But I do like that site posted for thos blocks I can't find in EQ.
    Also, is anyone out there updating to the EQ7? Would like opinions.
    Thanks
    Karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossginny
    go to this website and enter the size and shape of each piece in your block and tell it the number of blocks you need to make it will give you the yardage required for each piece.
    http://vrya.net/quilt/classic.php
    Never saw this site. Thanks so much. It helps a ton!!


    8-)

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    I would love to have EQ7 but it is just not in the budget right now. I have Quilt Design Wizard by EQ, which is fun, but I quickly outgrew it.

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    Woweee!! What a great resource! Thank you for sharing!!

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    love the quiting calculator - get it at Joann's or Hobby Lobby when it's 50% off.

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    wish I could help you. God bless. Penny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melinda in Tulsa
    I would love to have EQ7 but it is just not in the budget right now. I have Quilt Design Wizard by EQ, which is fun, but I quickly outgrew it.
    Melinda love your avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melinda in Tulsa
    I would love to have EQ7 but it is just not in the budget right now. I have Quilt Design Wizard by EQ, which is fun, but I quickly outgrew it.
    Melinda love your avatar

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