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.

  7. Thank you for providing this info! I am not a quilter/sewer but am going to make reuseable beeswax food wraps in various sizes so needed to know how much fabric to order to get a certain number of wraps, so this was very helpful. Won't be sewing, just cutting. Pinking shears are my friends lol!

  8. Thank you for this chart!!

  9. Thank you this chart will help beginners!

  10. Thank you for the chart it will help beginners!


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