A new fabric calculator widget is now available for rectangles. You can place this widget on your website or blog and it will calculate the amount of fabric you'll need for your quilting project. Choose from many sizes, quantities and fabric sizes.
Time for the borders. All 3 borders are attached as straight borders. First you sew both sides on with a ¼ inch seam and press seams toward borders. Then you sew on the top and bottom with a ¼ inch seam and again press seams toward the borders. The difference is that the 2nd border is pieced with lots of colorful squares. All strips and squares are 1½ inches wide.
Scrappy colorful diamonds make this quilt pop. To make your own you'll need several 1½ inch strips (honey buns), plus background and dark binding of 2¼ inches wide strips.
Diamonds - Choose 9 fabrics in each of 4 color groups. Cut a 1½ inch wide strip that is at least 6½ inches long from all 36 fabrics. For the star background you'll need 8 rectangles 4 inches by 7 inches. Print the set-in template at 100% and cut 4 pairs of mirrored pieces. Mirrored is very important.
Just added, the Forest Path quilt block fabric calculator with layout viewer at www.myquiltgenie.com. You can choose from 4 different cutting/sewing methods, block sizes from 3 inches to 36 inches and figure out how many fat quarters or fat eighths you'll need for your project. Enjoy!
I have created a half square triangle calculator widget you can use on your own website or blog for your viewers to use. You can set the cutting/sewing method, the finished unit size, the number of units in a block and how many blocks in the quilt project and finally, what kind of fabric size you'll be using.