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I’m not a math person. I know that a yard is 36” and half a yard is 18”, but after that I slow down. How many inches is 1/8th of a yard? The answer is 4-1/2” but to get that I’d have to pull out my calculator or pencil & paper (maybe even my fingers & toes!).
Have you ever stood in a LQS (Local Quilt Shop) and tried to mentally figure out what size of batting that you needed for a twin quilt?
What if a pattern calls for 1.375 yards of fabric? Would you know how much to ask the quilt shop staff to cut? That would be 1-3/8 yards or 36” + 13-1/2” for a total of 49-1/2”.
Thanks to C&T Publishing’s Blog, you won’t need a slide rule to figure out. (OK, does anyone reading this know what a slide rule is, let alone how to use it?)
Check out their Blog Post from September 3, 2015, for four handy-dandy, printable Quilter’s Reference cards:
- Fractions to Decimals Conversions
- Mattress and Pillow Sizes
- Quilts & Batting – Typical Sizes
- Yards to Inches Conversions
Scroll to the bottom of their Post and download a complementary PDF file. All four cards print on one sheet. Tuck this in your quilt shopping bag. Thank you to Barbara Cain, author of Go Big, Go Bold-Large-Scale Modern Quilts for doing the math for us.
Tomorrow will be a busy day and I hope to have some pictures to post later.