Sunday, April 5, 2009

Math is Our Friend (yea, right!)




Little did we know when we started quilting that we'd have to use MATH! Horrors! What a sneaky thing.

To make things easier on your brain, I've compiled a list of helpful formulas for your delight. If you need more information, may I suggest: Quilting Estimator

But for now, here are some helpful numbers:

1/16 yard = 2.25” by fabric width (42-44”)
1/8 yard = 4.5”
3/16 yard = 6.75"
1/4 yard = 9”
5/16 yard = 11.25”
3/8 yard = 13.5”
7/16 yard = 15.75”
1/2 yard = 18”9/16 yard = 20.25”
5/8 yard = 22.5"
11/16 yard = 24.75"
3/4 yard = 27”
13/16 yard = 29.25"
7/8 yard = 31.50"
15/16 yard = 33.75”
1 yard = 36”






Fabric Packs

¼ yard
• 1 Fat quarter (18”x22”)
• 12 charm squares (5”x 5")
½ yard
• 1 charm pack 25-40 (5”x5” squares) (24 squares=1/2 yd to 36 squares =3/4 yd)
• 1 turnovers contain 80 triangles. 2 joined makes 5” square (3/4 yd)
2 ¾ yd
• 1 jelly roll contains 40-42 strips, (2.5“ width by about 42” long)
3 ¼ yard
• 1 layer cake (40: 10”x10” squares)

1 Charm Pack contains 25 to 40 squares ( ½ to ¾ yd)
1 Layer Cake contains 40 to 42 squares (3 ¼ yd)
1 Jelly Roll contains 40: 2 ½” x 44 strips (2 ¾ yd)
1 Honey Bun contains 40: 1 ½ x44 strips
1 Turnover contains 80 six inch square triangles (two of each print)
1 Jelly Cake contains 1 layer cake and one jelly roll
1 Charming Jelly Cake contains one layer cake, one jelly roll and 1 charm pack
1 Fat Quarter bundle contains stack of fat quarters from a line (18” x 22”)

1 comments:

Cathy on April 21, 2009 at 1:45 AM said...

Thank you for this! What a very helpful tool! I've saved it for future reference.

Cathy ♥

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