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# Calculate yardage for sashing and borders

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Belinda posted on Mon, May 19 2014 8:01 PM

How can I learn to calculate yardage I need for sashing and borders ??  I would like to "frame" 4 sides of all my squares w/ sashing , , 2-2 1/2 in , and squares are 18 1/2 in unfinished ,  Then use 3-3 1/2  unfinished , in borders to complete before binding .

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Mamagshouse Donna Gilliam replied on Mon, May 19 2014 8:22 PM

Belinda if I didn't have a smart phone with Quilt Fab, Quilt Block & RK Quilt Calc apps I wouldn't be able to do it.  But I learned my lesson to measure twice  cut once.  My last quilt my binding was too short had to piece it.

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Roxana replied on Mon, May 19 2014 9:26 PM

Try this online calculator. Hope it helps. I'll see what else I can find that might help you short of typing in the instructions.

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Roxana replied on Tue, May 20 2014 11:24 AM

I found another online calculator as well. Check it out here.

Let me know if you need more information. I'm happy to help.

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Roxana replied on Tue, May 20 2014 11:26 AM

Belinda:

How can I learn to calculate yardage I need for sashing and borders ??  I would like to "frame" 4 sides of all my squares w/ sashing , , 2-2 1/2 in , and squares are 18 1/2 in unfinished ,  Then use 3-3 1/2  unfinished , in borders to complete before binding .

Belinda, how many 18-1/2" blocks do you have? How do you plan to lay them out? That is, how many across and how many up and down? I think i can help you better if I know that.

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Belinda replied on Thu, May 22 2014 2:20 PM

Roxana , thank you for the calculators . It helped me alot . I have 20 squares total , of which i am going to use 15 - 5 down & 3 across for center with sashing . And then I plan on using 4 of others on corners , with maybe 1 left to put in center of one  row with the corner squares , and the corners will be the borders . This is going to be a quilt in memory of my mom and I may get one more square embroidered with my mom's memory wording . I will draw a diagram and post again later to help you see my plan. Thanks again . catch you later . Belinda , Mobile , AL

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Belinda replied on Thu, May 22 2014 2:24 PM

MamaG , Thanks for good advice . I looked up all 3 apps and downloaded to my Kindle and phone . Very good calculators . Thanks again . Belinda , Mobile , AL

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Belinda replied on Thu, May 22 2014 8:08 PM

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Ladies , here is my plan I think I would like to do . Let me know if you think it is ok to do . I wonder if arranging corner squares like this will work  I have some embroidered linen 3 1/2 in may incorporate into 18 in borders , only enough to include in side borders . Or maybe should I corners on top and bottom of 3 rows across , since it may finish very wide as sketch above ??. I know it will finish in size for king or queen . Thanks for helping me .

Belinda , Mobile , AL

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