Today my friendly bloggers I am hoping you will help me out in how I calculate how much fabric I need to finish the tula pink quilt. I want to put borders on each block I think in black and then cut them on a slant, here is a picture of what I am trying to do just using a bit of poly cotton for the trial piece.
The green piece is cut 8" and the pink 7", sorry the pink looks bigger must have had the camera closer as it is smaller really, I used a 2 wide strip on each block, think I need to do them 8" as if I use the smaller one there might be very little border or no border at all depending on how I cut them, or maybe I need to make them larger, advice please.
I do not think I will get them all cut at the same angle, well I know I will not be good enough to do that but wonder what they will look like if not all the same?
I have tried to calculate how much fabric I will need 200 strips 6.5" and 200 9.5" if I make them finished to cut down to 8"square so they will end up 7.5 when put together, am I doing okay with this calculation so far?
Maybe I need to make them a little bigger but that will make the quilt so much bigger, this way it will measure 75" square plus a border and binding. Oh yes need to add the border which will be in the black too, not sure how wide to do that but that will need 2 strips 75" long and 2 well depends on how wide the strips are. maybe 3" so that would be 2 strips 81" by 3" or do these need to be a bit wider? Then I need fabric for the binding, think this will be done in the black too not sure how much I need of that, but sure you will all help me there. Well now to work out how much fabric I need, not sure how I go about this so the ball is now in your court please help me!!
I trust this is understandable and please help if you can, hope to go to York on tuesday to get the fabric, there is a man on the market there who sells a good quality plain fabric which is better than my local supplier or do I need to buy kona fabric, that seems to be very popular and think I can get it on line, price permitting of course. Think I am going to be in for a bit of a shock with cost.