(Closed) How many yards of fabric do I need?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

How much fabric do you want on the sides? Or are you just covering the tops?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

What kind of coverage do you want?  Just the tops and a little on the front/back?  The entire bale?  Something I’m not thinking of?  πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If you want to save on cutting, you could leave the 45″ width across the 33″ portion (leaving 6″ on each side).  If you kept with a 6″ overhang on the front and back, that would be 26″/bale.  26″ x 40 bales = 1040″/12 = 87’/3 = 29 yards.  (I do have baby brain so someone may want to check the math…but I did show my work.)  πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you didn’t want to have to cut down the sides (along the salvage) I’d keep the piece 45″ so you would have a 6″ overhang on either side. I would also add 6″ to the 14″ sides which would make your peices 45″X20″.

If you are just going to use pinking shears on the edges with no sewing I would say you need about 22yrds + 8″. If you wanted to finish the edges you could still get the same amount of fabric and just do a 5″ or 4″ overhang.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@candicemcc: your right!!! Hahah I only added a 3″ overhang on the front and back. Baby brain I think is getting both of us πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@sarahd07: oh if your shopping at Joann’s don’t forget to grab your 40-50% coupon. You can use it on a single cut of fabric (it just to be up to 10 yards but I think they took it off. If not sure more than one coupon and have them split it where you need them to)

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you have 5 different fabrics and your covering 8 bails in each (I’m assuming so that’s even with 40) you would need 5yrds+29″ for each fabric. 26″*8bails = 208″/36″ = 5.8 yards.

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