Stash, we all have it! We all say we are going to use it. But, many patterns on the market and in magazines use precuts. Can we use our yardage for those precut patterns? Of course!
So where do you begin?
Let's start with 10 inch squares. Most packages of 10 inch squares come with 42. That means most patterns revolve around that number. To use yardage you then have to think as close to 10 as you can get! 1/3 of a yard is 12 inches so you can get 4, 10 inch squares, from each 1/3. 11 fabrics at 1/3 a yard will yield 44 squares- perfect. If you want less variety in the fabrics use 5/8 of a yard which measures 22 1/2 inches. You can then cut 8, 10 inch squares, from each 5/8 of a yard. Now, 6 fabrics are all you need to yield the 42 squares.
What about Charm Squares? Those wonderful versatile 5 inch wonders. To get the most variety in your home made pack of 42 a 1/4 yard cut is the go to size. Each 1/4 yard will yield 8 squares. The remaining 4 inches can then be cut into strips for binding or borders.
Now on to 2 1/2" strips! Most patterns call for 40 strips. So, 1/4 a yard would yield 3 strips, therefore you would need 14 fabrics. 3/8 of a yard would yield 5 strips, so 6 fabrics would work. Finally, 1/2 a yard would yield 7 strips (make sure the half yards haven't shrunk) which would require only 6 fabrics.
So start shopping that stash and creating something beautiful!
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