Quilting Helpful Hints

Below you’ll find helpful hints if you’re stuck on your next quilting.

Helpful Hints for Pre-Cut Fabric Sizes

Pre Cut Fabric Helpful Hint

  1. Charm packs are 5×5 squares that contain 40-42 square pieces in each pack. One pack is equal to 1/2 a yard of fabric.
  2. Layer cakes are 10×10 squares that contain 40-42 square pieces in a pack. One pack is equal to 2 3/4 yards of fabric.
  3. Jelly rolls are 2 1/2- inch strips x 40 to 42 inches long. The set contains 40 strips that equal 2 3/4 yards of fabric.
  4. Fat quarters are 18 inch x 22 inch pieces. The set contains between 8 to12 pieces. Four pieces are about 1 yard of fabric.
  5. Fat quarter bundles contain 12-20 pieces of fat quarters. Four pieces equal about 1 yard of fabric.

Helpfuls Hint For Charm Pack

Helpful Hints For Charm Packs

Size does not include borders

This chart will help you determine how many charm packs you will need based on the size quilt you want. Remember the size does not include borders.

Size Layout Inches Square Charm
Crib 6×7 30×35 42 1
Twin 8×15 40×75 120 3
Full 11×15 55×75 165 4
Queen 12×16 60×80 192 5
King 16×16 80×90 258 7

Helpful Hints for Layer Cakes

Layer Cakes Helpful Hints

This chart will help you determine how many layer cakes you will need based on the size quilt you want. Borders are not included in the size and adding them makes your quilt larger.

Size Layout Inches Square Cakes
Crib 3×4 30×40 12 1
Twin 4×8 40×80 32 1
Full/Queen 6×8 60×80 48 2
King 8×8 80×80 64 2

Helfpul Hints For Jelly Rolls

Jelly Rolls Helpful Hints

Here are the number of strips you can cut from one yard of fabric.

Size Strips
1.5 Inches 23 Strips
2 inches 17 Strips
2.5 Inches 13 Strips
3 Inches 11 Strips
3.5 Inches 10 Strips
4 Inches 8 Strips
4.5 Inches 7 Strips