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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

5 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!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! this chart is awesome for beginners.

Jo Ho said...

Thank you so much!

Josie Blackhawk said...

Thank you for the chart, it will come in handy. I am also a beginner and anything helps.