- From: Sandy Foster <invalid@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 17:20:04 GMT
In article <1AxYe.916$dl2.297@xxxxxxxx>,
"Dannielle" <dbeitzell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Seems the majority of the answers were against the gold, and definitely
> against a large gold if it had to be gold at all...so whilst the DH and I
> were sorting through things to be packed up for the move, I found the blue
> fabric! I was thrilled and heartbroken at the same time...I don't think
> that there is enough to make the binding!
> How can I calculate how much I will need? I know there has to be an easy
> formula to do this...say 2" strips, or should I do 1 1/2" strips. I think
> that the double fold is important for long life. I'm pretty sure the fabric
> is 44" wide... and the quilt is about 50" x 60" - so that's 220" plus extra
> for mitered corners.
> Math help? I'm horrid at this part. I could sit down and draw it out, but
> is there some type of a formula that is easy to use that I should learn?
I must say I think the blue will be wonderful, Dannielle. :) According
to the way I figure it, you will need six strips. You have 220" of
binding, plus 12" allowance for the corners (I like to allow lots!), for
a total of 232". Divide that by 40 (that's the figure I use for the
usable width of "normal" fabric), and you'll get 5.8 strips, or 6, to
keep things even. If you cut your strips 2.25" wide (I think 1.5" might
be a bit tight, but YMMV), you would only need about 13.5" of your
fabric. Do you have that much? Good luck!
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
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