It’s no surprise that quilting involves a lot of math – so much Quilt Math! We need to be able to determine how much fabric to buy when we are making a new project. We need to be able to measure and cut correctly. If we’d only known back in the day, how much quilt math would be part of what we do (a lot) – we might have paid a bit more attention in school.
As a pattern designer – it’s my job to accurately calculate the amount of yardage needed for every pattern I write. You wouldn’t be very happy to purchase a pattern and the fabric only to find out you don’t have enough (or way too much) fabric.
To help me with accuracy – and save time – I’ve created some tools I use when I’m calculating yardage and cut pieces of fabric. These tools are in the form of Charts and Guides and I refer to them all the time.
The chart above is one example of the charts and guides I’m adding to a new section of this website. You can find this new section – QUILT MATH under the LEARN tab at the top of any page on the website.
I have a few more to add, but two useful charts are included in QUILT MATH right now. You can print them out and have them handy for when you need to refer to them. I hope you find them to be as helpful as I do!