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


  1. Anonymous6:47 PM EDT

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

  2. Anonymous12:49 PM EDT

    Thank you!

  3. Anonymous9:41 AM EDT

    Thank you! this chart is awesome for beginners.

  4. Thank you so much!

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

  6. Many thanks for sharing this chart with all of us, it's a great help. I'm not a hardcore quilter, just when the time is in my favor. BUT!, I will admit I am a fabric hoarder, I always think I better get while I can because it might not be here when I want it.


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