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A few quilt tips that everybody is suppose to know

and nobody will admit that they don't.

Needle, Thread and Spool


"Ever wondered how many 4" squares you can get out of a yard 36" wide fabric?
Well you come to the right place." (The answer is 81)

Guideline for figuring number of pieces in a yard of fabric.
(curved or unusual shaped pieces require more fabric)

Size of Square Pieces in 36" Fabric Pieces in 45" Fabric
3" 144* 180
4" 81* 99
5" 49 63
6" 36* 42
7" 25 30
8" 16 25
9" 16* 20
10" 9 12
11" 9 12
12" 9* 12
13" 4 6
14" 4 6
15" 4 4
16" 4 4
17" 4 4
18" 4* 4
*Use of salvage: allows for no waste


"...just how big is a queen size bed..."

Mattress Size Fitted Sheet top
surface measurement
Flat Sheet Batting Size Pillowcase
Crib 28" x 52" 42" x 72" ; n/a
Twin 39" x 75" 66" x 96" 72"x 90" 20" x 26"
Twin X-Long 39" x 80" 66" x 102" 20" x 26"
Double 54" x 75" 81" x 96" 81"x 96" 20" x 26"
Queen 60" x 80" 90" x 102" 90"x 108" 20" x 30"
King (Standard/Eastern) 76-78" x 80" 108" x 102" + 90"x 108" 20" x 36 to 40"
California King 72" x 84" 102" x 110" 120"x 120" 20" x 36 to 40"
"...and how many yards do I need for a border on that quilt?"

Yardage for Mitered Borders

Quilt Size (including boarder) Up thru 7" using 36" or 45" fabric 8" thru 10" using 45" fabric 11" thru 16" using 36" fabric 17" thru 21" using 45" fabric
41"x 25" 1-1/4 Yd. 1-1/4 Yd. ;2 Yd. 2 Yd
66"x 43" 2-1/2 2-1/2 3-1/4 3-1/4
60"x 60" 1-3/4 1-3/4 3-1/2 3-1/2
78"x 56" 2-1/2 2-1/2 3-3/4 3-3/4
87"x 54" 2-1/2 2-1/2 4 4
87"x 63" 2-1/2 2-1/2 4-1/4 4-1/4
87"x 78" 2-1/2 2-1/2 4-3/4 4-3/4
92"x 84" 2-3/4 2-3/4 5 4
100"x 92" 2 3 5-1/2 5-1/2
105"x 76" 3 3 5-1/4 5-1/4
114"x 82" 3-1/2 3-1/2 5-1/2 5-1/2
114"x 98" 3-1/2 3-1/2 6 6
119"x 104" 3-1/2 3-1/2 6-1/4 6-1/4
119"x 120" 3-1/2 3-1/2 6-3/4 6-3/4
All measurements are without seams.; Add 1/4" seam allowance when cutting borders