1st SAL.....Peg, Dale and I committed to stitching Anni Downs - A Gardener's Journal in March. I blogged about this on my blog thinking maybe one or 2 others may join us and lots of girls indicated an interest so I decided to start this blog where we can all encourage each other to meet the goals set along the way....March 2010 -March 2011...........
2nd SAL ......well so many of the girls wanted to continue on with another project and some new girls joined us and now approx 91 girls are stitching Natalie Bird's Tis the Season. March to Sept 2011...............
3rd SAL....many girls want to stick with the SAL so now we have moved onto Anni Downs Some Kind of Wonderful - My Favourite Things Quilt.......Oct 2011-Oct 2012.........
Where are we now.....
4th SAL 2013...is numerous smaller projects from the previous 2 books Tis the Season and Some Kind of Wonderful plus some projects from Red Home by Natalie Bird approx 60 ladies stitching together.........
2014 we had the year off..............
5th SAL 2015..........inspired to continue we are doing another quilt project.....Anni Downs newest quilt Natures Journey.....
6th SAL 2017.............A Holly Cottage Christmas by Michelle Ridgway.......once again the pattern is in an affordable book so it is easy for everyone to join in...........and you can raid your stash for the fabrics........or lash out and buy a the whole lot........this SAL will be run by Fiona aka Bubz Rugz and Raewyn........
Chookyblue........

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I'm a little confused about the yardage for Tis the Season....Can someone help me? Will fat quarters be big enough to get the pieces out of? I'm in the USA and we don't buy fabric in metric measurements.
Thanks,
Mama Bear

5 comments:

Diann said...

Hi Mama Bear,

I'm from the US too. The book actually gives the needed measurements in inches right next to the amounts in centimeters (on page 2). Of course we buy in yards, not inches. Anyway, I hope this helps.
Fat quarters will be large enough for the 8 fabrics (4 dark and 4 medium) that surround the stitcheries when you piece the blocks. You should have more than enough fabric.
A fat quarter will NOT be large enough for the background fabric for the stitcheries. You will need 3/8 yd for that, and even then it would have to be cut straight or cut generously.
You could get away with a regular 1/4 yd cut for the inner border. A fat quarter won't work because you need long skinny pieces. Again, this doesn't give you a lot of leeway.
For the outer border, get 1/2 yard. That is a bit more generous.
For binding, 1/2 yard. For backing 1 1/4 yards.
I'm pretty confident I'm accurate, but it wouldn't hurt for a least one other person to confirm. I don't want to mess you up.
Diann

Kayly said...

Just for future reference and projects, remember that a metre is about 39 inches. In other words, a yard and 3 inches. Some of us Aussies are old enough to remember when we talked 'Imperial'. Metric was just coming in when I was going for my driving licence - a very long time ago - I was alowed to give my answers in either measurement. Being of this certain age has made it easy to read the tools and books associated with patchwork. I do wonder how our young Aussies cope when first confronted with 1/4, 1/8 etc inches.

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

Thank you! Chooky was kind enough to send me the measurements but I was confused about the 'six inches' needed. I didn't think it would be enough.

Then I decided that I do the stitching first so I think I'll wait to get the fabric anyway.

Love Bears All Things said...

I'd like to thank Diann and Kayly for your help with my questions..mostly for saying fat quarters would be big enough. I have quite a bit of white on white for the stitcheries that I picked up just to have on hand after doing the GJ..I'll worry about the borders and backing when I get further along. I usually take my top to the fabric store to pick something out...I have made notes of all you said and it will help me when I'm ready to purchase these fabrics.
Thanks,
Mama Bear

Chookyblue...... said...

sounds like you have it worked out now.......I am always working in both metric and imperial........