Wednesday, June 01, 2005

How Many Squares in a Yard?!

Did you ever wonder how many squares of a given size you could get from ONE YARD of fabric? The chart below will help you find out! A yard can go farther than you think it can!

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 selvege: allows for no waste

2 comments:

4youreyes said...

Thank-you for this chart as someone who is just starting out in quilting this is a great help.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!