Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Quilt Math Question

Is there any easy way to calculate the yardage needed to make a quilt?  I'm really struggling with it...

I was asked by one of Hubby's co-workers to design a quilt based on a photo she found online.  The problem with the photo was that
  1. It did not have a link back to the original post or to a pattern (or any information at all for that matter)
  2. The quilt pictured was rectangular and she was needing a full size quilt
I managed to put together a pattern using QuiltAssistant but am stuck on how to figure out how much fabric to tell her to get.  The program has a yardage calculator but I believe it calculates it assuming that I will be piecing all of these tiny squares together instead of them being one large chunk.  Removing the grids is possible but has to be done manually, one tiny square at a time, and I don't have the time or patience for it.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions!!!

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if it's EASY but I would figure out how big enough of those big squares are. Then figure out those little rectangles, and last the border. I would add it up, so if the big squares are 8" square, then you could get 4 in the wof, and would need 8 x how many squares you need/4. I hope that helps!