How Much Fabric to Buy
Can you help me figure out how much fabric I will need to make a queen size quilt using your pinwheel block pattern? I love your your website. I am a beginner quilter so this is a great help! Thank you!
In order to make a queen size quilt with six-inch pinwheel blocks and sashing strips, you'll need to sew 10 blocks across and 11 blocks down. Your quilt will then measure 87" x 95". Here's the yardage amounts:
- White Pinwheel Fabric= 4 1/2 yards
- Blue Pinwheel Fabric= 4 1/2 yards
- Sashing Strips= 4 yards
- Border= 2 3/4 yards
- Binding= 1 yard
- Backing= 9 yards.
You'll have to sew 3 pieces of fabric together to cover the back of the quilt. First trim off the selvages, then cut your pieces. Don't forget to add 4 inches to each side of your quilt.
For example, if your quilt measures 87" x 95", the backing should measure 95" x 103" when sewn together.
Or, you can buy fabric in widths of 104"-108" wide. This makes it much easier, but of course it's going to cost you more. It's totally up to you which one you choose. Good luck!
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