Yardage for Golden Wedding Ring

Golden Wedding Ring Yardage Requirements

Since 2006, quilters have learned that Inklingo makes it easier than ever to design your own quilt.

One of the many advantages of Inklingo is that it helps you see how much fabric you need.

Inklingo Cheat Sheet

If you have been hanging around Inklingo for a while, you know how I use Monkey’s Cheat Sheet (above) to stay organized and record the yardage requirements.

Monkey’s Cheat Sheet is great. However, this time, I chose a different visual aid that some quilters might find even simpler.

Golden Wedding Ring

I started with the worksheets and info in the Inklingo Golden Wedding Ring Design Book for this small quilt (approx 27.5 x 30 inches). The shape count is summarized with the worksheet on page 8 of the design book.

Inklingo Custom Page Sizes

Then I printed the pages of Suggested Custom Sizes for the layouts in the Catalogue of Shapes in the Golden Wedding Ring 12 inch shape collection (above)  . . .

Inklingo Cheat Sheet

. . . so I could trace the fabric sheet diagrams onto a diagram of one yard of fabric (above).

START WITH A YARD

The outline of a yard of fabric is to scale with the diagrams of the suggested custom sizes. You can print or trace from the design book, or from the Inklingo shape collection, or from The Inklingo Handbook (page 116)..

To save you some time, I prepared a PDF you can download, below.

Golden Wedding Ring Yardage Requirements

DOWNLOAD THIS EXAMPLE AND A BLANK SHEET TO PRINT

You might recognize layouts like this from the mystery quilt clues, like The Case of the Diamond Necklace Mystery Quilt.

THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE

  • Work in pencil!
  • Have an eraser handy.
  • Label each representation of a sheet of fabric with the shape and number (e.g. A 30)
  • Print the pages of Suggested Page Sizes from the Catalogue of Shapes for the appropriate layouts, so you can trace the outlines or cut them out. (For this example, I cut up some of the pages, below).
  • It is easier to see to trace through freezer paper than printer paper.
  • Start by positioning the mini fabric sheets across the 44 inch width of the fabric.
  • Turn and re-position the little shapes to use the fabric efficiently.
  • Sometimes the puzzle works better when you use smaller Suggested Custom Page Sizes or a different layout.
  • Consider using Combo Layouts. Sometimes they save fabric and reduce the number of sheets to print.
  • Anticipate the areas that are unusable (selvages) or missing due to shrinkage. (Always wash fabric first!)
  • Remember that a yard of fabric usually measures less than 36 x 44 inches after washing.

Inklingo Yardage Requirements

This method of positioning the fabric sheets on a diagram of fabric makes it easier to determine if the scraps in your stash are enough and to avoid waste.

Inklingo Golden Wedding Ring block

With this info and one of the new Golden Wedding Ring shape collections, you can use the worksheets or even design your own and be confident that you can start with the right amount of fabric and finish in a reasonable amount of time.

Inklingo Golden Wedding Ring by machine

NOTE ABOUT FREE DESIGN BOOKS (Main Design Book Page)

There is a difference between “design books” and “shape collections.”

  • Inklingo design books include the design ideas, worksheets and sewing and pressing instructions. For GWR, there are detailed notes for sewing by machine or by hand.
  • Inklingo shape collections include the shapes to print. (They also include instructions and design ideas when there is not a separate design book.)

Website pages for design books and shape collections illustrate exactly what is included, like this one for the GWR Design Book.

All Inklingo Design Books are FREE when you buy related shapes.

The newest design book (Golden Wedding Ring) is free even without buying anything. Other design books are $10 without the related shapes, (Still a great deal!)

Some quilters like to buy the design book first. When they buy the related shapes in the next 60 days, I manually refund $10 as soon as I see the order, so the design book is still free. (Main Design Book Page)

Introduction to Inklingo

Printing on fabric is fun! Main Beginner’s Page.

 

Golden Wedding Ring Design Book

REMINDER

The new shape collections are at a super low “intro price” for a few days only.

I am planning to write about Golden Wedding Ring once more before the sale price ends this weekend.

Main Golden Wedding Ring Page  The Design Book is FREE for a limited time.

Please let me know if you find this way of creating your own visual aid helpful, okay?

Thank you for visiting. See you in a few days.

Linda & Monkey in Canada

13 thoughts on “Yardage for Golden Wedding Ring

  1. Linda, I read over your write up several times, very carefully so as to not miss one detail–which, of course, I always manage to do. I finally saw the one detail I was looking for. Under “THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE” is the confirmation of what I saw in your illustrations: “Print the pages of Suggested Page Sizes from the Catalogue of Shapes for the appropriate layouts, so you can trace the outlines or cut them out. (For this example, I cut up some of the pages, below).”
    So, you did cut out the printed shapes layouts and paste them in place on the one yard worksheet layout drawing. That’s what I saw you did and exactly what I want to do for my workup. Yay! I will print out two copies of “Suggested Custom Sizes for the layouts in the Catalogue of Shapes in the Golden Wedding Ring 12 inch shape collection”, except for the 16 inch shape collection. I totally appreciated your new visual aid. I am able to use your standard worksheet, but this one gets me right to the action instead of having to translate columns of data into “hands on” expectations and calculations. Thank you for the downloadable pdf worksheept of four blank outlines of one-yard lengths of fabric. I have several candidates of prints lined up to choose from. They are in discussion until I pick up the hot iron and the freezer paper and just DO IT.

  2. Yes, this works very well! I actually do something like this in EQ to visualize the yardage I need and the best way to cut.

    I prepare a custom set quilt layout with the desired width of the fabric (one per color/print) and an ample length, so I can play around with different cutting layouts.
    Next, I put rectangular ‘applique shapes’ on top, in the sizes of borders and freezer paper sizes as per your shape collections, for that particular fabric. I can easily rotate and play around to find the most economic way to cut all my shapes, and see what length I need.
    I add notes on top with the applique Text tool.
    Of course you can do all of this, and much easier and better in other programs, but I have EQ, and I like to be able to keep everything for a certain project in one EQ file. Especially when finishing (or starting!) a project may take ‘a while’ , and I am bound to misplace my paper notes.

  3. Thank you!! I’ve been driving myself slightly mad choosing fabrics for that exact design and adding in some fussy cutting, so my Monkey’s Cheat Sheet is almost impossible to decipher as I’ve gone through a few different fabric combinations which have necessitated different sizes of freezer paper. Seeing it done this way made it easier to focus and re-do my Monkey’s Cheat Sheet.

    • Choosing fabrics is the worst part of quilting. It is also the BEST part of quilting. 🙂 Sometimes I find it very hard to be decisive. I would love to see what you choose, so I will be visiting the Quilt Obsession blog as soon as you reveal it.

  4. Linda, I cannot thank you enough for this collection. I will start on this very soon. Presently working on another project.

    Best regards,

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