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    Anyone up to helping me figure out yardage?

    I am pretty new to this quilting thing and have never been good at math. I want to make a quilt out of two packs of charm squares. It would be 8 charms across and 10 down. I would like to put 2.5" of sashing between each charm and then a full strip the runs between all of the rows. With my weak calculations I am figuring that I need 4 yards of sashing fabric. Does that doesn't seem right? Anyone care to help me? Thank you!

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    Re: Anyone up to helping me figure out yardage?

    Using my handy dandy QuiltFab app on my apple....it is telling me you will need

    2 1/2" sashing strips will be 1 1/2 yards

    how's that?

    nope...wait....didn't see the part about adding sashing between the charm squares as well...

    hmmm
    I come up with 1 5/8 yards?? just for the sashing...

    using 80 blocks at 4.5" finished size...

    counting your rows and columns

    9 columns of sashing
    11 rows of sashing

    sashing = 2.5"
    Michele

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      #3
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      Wow! I may have to get one of those phones just to have that app!
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        #4
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        I *need* that app. How awesome!!!

        Thank you so much. I bow down to your awesomeness.

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          #5
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          Oh dear.. I dont' think I can bow to anything - been to the pool for water workout this morning and it is catchinp up with me ..aaarrrgghh.
          But I am totally impressed with that calculation process//
          I'm glad someone was able to help with that .. good job. M be sure to show us progress on your project we LOVE pictures
          If you can't see it riding by on a fast horse - it ain't there.

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            #6
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            Whew.....how did we ever live without those apps!??!!? I mean really? Where would we be!? Thanks Shell, for figuring that out. (so I didn't have too!! )

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              Boy am I happy that I started looking for answers! I just downloaded that app...first time I figured yardage I calculated I needed 47 yards...Knew that was wrong!!! and cracked up! That is what I get for trying to remember simple math equations. No wonder my math teacher told me he would pass me if I would just drop his class!LOL

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                Originally posted by Raggedy Andy View Post
                Boy am I happy that I started looking for answers! I just downloaded that app...first time I figured yardage I calculated I needed 47 yards...Knew that was wrong!!! and cracked up! That is what I get for trying to remember simple math equations. No wonder my math teacher told me he would pass me if I would just drop his class!LOL
                oh boy i was just reading this thread thinking ooooooooooo just what i need to know also ..i have made a topper measuring 150 inches wide and 170 inches long BUT i want to put a 10 inch border ,,,,ummm so how much material do i need ..im only asking cause the line is being deleted and i want to have the material to finsh it .. the material i am hoping to get is .. SKU# 30357 14 Little black dress 2 for the 10 inch border ..

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                  Originally posted by gemmit View Post
                  oh boy i was just reading this thread thinking ooooooooooo just what i need to know also ..i have made a topper measuring 150 inches wide and 170 inches long BUT i want to put a 10 inch border ,,,,ummm so how much material do i need ..im only asking cause the line is being deleted and i want to have the material to finsh it .. the material i am hoping to get is .. SKU# 30357 14 Little black dress 2 for the 10 inch border ..
                  According to my Robert Kaufman QuiltingCalc app - you need 4 2/3 yards - cut 16 strips at 10 1/2 wide to have a 10 inch finished border. I just love this app!
                  Lisa

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                    #10
                    Re: Anyone up to helping me figure out yardage?

                    OMG! I just downloaded the RK app!! Wahoo! ) Thanks so much for sharing this information.

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                      #11
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                      oh wow ..now that is an app worth its weight in gold !........Thanks ilive2craft2 so i just went to order that material and yup ..they dont have enough ...grrrrrrrr oh well found another i hope will do ..<3

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                        Originally posted by gemmit View Post
                        oh wow ..now that is an app worth its weight in gold !........Thanks ilive2craft2 so i just went to order that material and yup ..they dont have enough ...grrrrrrrr oh well found another i hope will do ..<3
                        Yes, and the best part is it's free at the App Store
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                          #13
                          Re: Anyone up to helping me figure out yardage?

                          I went to my local quilt shop because I needed border fabric for my mom's Double Slice quilt top. I love the place, it has this vintage, antique, old-timey feel to it (in a good way!) - its an old farmhouse with rocking chairs on the front porch and everything. The owner is so nice and when I asked for help figuring out the yardage she whipped an iPad out from under the cutting table and brought up this app!!

                          I cracked up - and told her how the place has the best of both worlds, antique charm and modern technology and she said, "yeah, I'm a vintage girl - except when it comes to math!".

                          That app figured my borders perfectly. If I was left to my own devices I would have just bought 4 yards of both and hoped for the best, when it actually calculated less than 2 yards for each one!
                          Vicki
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                            #14
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                            Originally posted by ilive2craft2 View Post
                            According to my Robert Kaufman QuiltingCalc app - you need 4 2/3 yards - cut 16 strips at 10 1/2 wide to have a 10 inch finished border. I just love this app!
                            Absolutely love that app, use it constantly, on my phone and iPads......so helpful!!
                            Quilting is a gift I give myself.
                            Bev

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                              #15
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                              It's on Android too. Woohoo!!!! Thanks for the heads up, I'd never have thought of even looking for an app for quilting!
                              I'm not a complete idiot.....some pieces are missing!
                              Lorraine

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