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Message Board > Quilters' Corner > Reducing the size of a quilt pattern ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Reducing the size of a quilt pattern
Yardage conversion chart???
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Date: 9/30/13 1:15 PM

Is there a thread or chart here on PR for easy yardage conversion to quilt patterns???... A 90" square pattern...reduced to twin size... How does one figure out how much fabric to buy??? Many Thanks...Cheryl

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Date: 9/30/13 1:43 PM

It is figured out individually by starting with the size of the finished blocks. Then you can find the dimensions of standard quilts. From there you come up with a layout and figure out how many squares you need.

If the squares don't quite come out to the size you need then you work on how many borders would make it the size you need? Borders can be about any width you'd like.

So there isn't any one way to do it.

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Date: 9/30/13 4:47 PM

Thank you Sharon...I had a feeling there wasn't an easy method... Just do the math...I hear ya.

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Date: 9/30/13 5:27 PM

chart

Does this help? I keep it on my desktop, so when it doubt, it gives me sizes to aim for.

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Date: 10/1/13 0:01 AM

This site has an online calculator that may work for you.

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Date: 10/1/13 9:25 AM

I just realized when trying to answer your question that I NEVER figure out yardage! I just buy more than I'll need, and a few options in case I change my mind.

I think Sharon is right though, it all depends on what the pattern is, then take it block by block with your smaller measurements.

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