Log Cabin Quilt Calculator
You will need:
- yards of fabric for the light logs
- yards of fabric for the dark logs
- yards of fabric for the center squares
- yards of fabric for the border
How to use the log cabin quilt calculator?
- Enter the desired block size and width in inches in the “Block Size” and “Log Width” fields respectively.
- Enter the number of blocks and quilt border size you need in the “Number of Blocks” and “Quilt Border” fields respectively.
- Click the “Calculate” button to get the amount of fabric you need for the light and dark logs, center squares, and quilt border in yards.
Why do we need the calculate the log cabin quilt fabric?
- You have to figure out how much fabric you need for a log cabin quilt because the seam gaps take up fabric.
- How much fabric you need depends on how odd the quilt is, how big the blocks are, and how wide the logs are.
- Fabric estimates help you get the most out of your fabric and avoid buying too much or too little. They also work well for scrappy quilts with small bits of fabric.
- Estimating how much fabric you will need lets you plan what to buy and makes sure you will have enough to finish the job.
How to calculate the fabric needed for log cabin quilt?
To figure out how much fabric you need for a log cabin quilt, you need to look at a few things, like the size of the blocks, the width of the logs, and whether or not the quilt is made up of different colors.
How much fabric you need will depend on the size of the log house blocks.
For example, if you want to make a 7-inch log cabin block with logs that are 1/2-inch thick, you will need at least 1 yard for 10 blocks or 1/2 yard of each color group.
It is also important to add 10-15% to the amount of cloth you need in case there are mistakes or changes.
If you want to make a scrappy log cabin quilt, you may need to get more fabric than you think because scraps can be different sizes. Also, it might be best to make log cabin blankets with pieces of fabric that have already been cut, like fat quarters.
Plan your purchases so you don’t buy too much or too little cloth.
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