# How much fabric do I need for a disappearing 9 patch quilt?

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You can get (8) 5″ squares from one strip of 42″ wide fabric. If you’re working with fat quarters, you will get (4) 5″ squares from one strip and a total of (12) 5″ squares per fat quarter. Easy peasy so far!

## How much fabric do I need for a 9 patch quilt?

Amount of Fabric Needed

For our nine patch quilt tutorial we purchased 1 1/2 yards of dark fabric and 5/8 yard of light fabric. For security, most quilters buy a quarter yard or so of extra fabric and add it to their stash if they don’t use it.

## How much fabric do I need for a queen size 9 patch quilt?

There are three size options for the quilt. The sample in the book measures 74” x 84 ¾” plus borders and uses 8 print fabrics. You can also choose to make a queen size quilt using 9 fabrics or a crib/lap size using 5 fabrics.

## How many squares of fabric do I need for a quilt?

The 60 triangles divided by the two each square yields means 30 squares are required. Most quilting fabric has a usable width of about 40 inches, often a bit more. Divide 40 inches by 3-7/8 inches, the size of your squares. The answer, 10.32, is the number of 3-7/8 inch cuts you can make across the width of the fabric.

## How big is a nine patch Square?

The Nine Patch Quilt Block

Finished block size, 12” square. Finished size does not include the seam allowance so the unfinished size is 12½” square.

## How do I calculate how much fabric I need?

Figure out how much fabric you need with this formula:

1. Width of fabric divided by width of one piece equals the number of pieces that fit into width (rounded down to the whole number).
2. Total number of pieces divided by number of pieces that fit into width equals number of rows you need.

## What is a disappearing 9 patch quilt?

Disappearing Nine Patch quilts are designed by arranging and sewing together nine squares to create a traditional nine patch quilt block. But instead of leaving the block as-is it is sliced into four equal sections to create the disappearing design.

## How many yards of fabric do I need for a queen size quilt top?

A standard queen size quilt that is 88 inches wide and 96 inches long takes about 8 yards of fabric for the front of the quilt and another 8 yards of fabric for the back of the quilt, depending on the pattern and fabric you choose.

## What is the most common quilt block size?

Probably the most common size of quilt block (and definitely the most preferred of the FaveQuilts audience), the 12-inch size is great because it’s so versatile, and you’ve got plenty of space to show off your clever use of HSTs or fussy cut fabrics.

## How do you square a 9 patch quilt block?

How to Square a Nine Patch Block

1. Lay the nine patch on the rotary cutting mat. …
2. Now, adjust the block so the right edge of the nine patch block is just over one of the vertical lines. …
3. Place the rotary cutting ruler along the vertical line that is closest to the right edge of the fabric. …
4. Rotate the nine patch block.
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## How do I calculate how much fabric I need for a quilt?

How to Calculate Fabric for A Quilt?

1. First, measure the width and divide its value by your block size. …
2. Take the total number of blocks you need depending on your pattern and divide it by the obtained blocks number you get to fit in width. …
3. Now multiply the width of each block with the total number of strips needed.

## How do I figure out how many yards of fabric I need for a quilt?

If your quilt is wider than 60″, you may use one or two vertical seams to piece the backing.

1. Quilt top length x 2 + 12. Divide by 36″ to determine yardage.
2. Example for a 70×84″ quilt top: 84″ x 2 = 168″. 168″ + 12 =180″. 180″ divided by 36″ = 5 yards.