Approximate yardage for Ireland Quilt

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Hi All,

I’ve gotten requests for fabric requirements for the complete Ireland quilt. The quilt is very scrappy, so it’s hard to figure a precise yardage. Here’s what I know for sure… The quilt will have 12 twelve-inch blocks arranged in 4 rows of 3 blocks each. I’ve planned for sashing 3″ wide and a 6″ outer border, which makes for a finished quilt size of 60 1/2″ x 75 1/2″.
So, here are my best guesses:
2 yds for the outer border
3/4 yds. for the binding
1 3/4 yds for the sashing (which also makes the inner border)
Approximately 3-4 1/2 yds. of assorted fabrics for the blocks
I hope this helps. I’ve been pawing through my scrap bins for every block because I want a really scrappy quilt… which is why it’s only a guess as to how much you’ll need for the blocks themselves.
Happy sewing!

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15 Responses to Approximate yardage for Ireland Quilt

  1. Pingback: Approximate yardage for Ireland Quilt | McCall's Quilting Blog | Ayshah Maiorano

  2. Jenny Moore says:

    I’ve tried, and tried to join your Ireland Block of the Month Group, but it will not go through. Just keeps stopping. Help.

  3. Valerie says:

    Hi Jenny, The Quilters Club of America site is experiencing technical difficulties at present…please try the link again later. Thanks!

  4. renee says:

    how can I get the # 9 heart square pattern

  5. Valerie says:

    Hi Renee, The 9th block is not yet patterned, but will be posted to the link above as soon as it is…thanks for your patience!

  6. Janie McCall says:

    Am going to Ireland in July with my 2 sons and daughter-in-law….looking forward to making this quilt when I get back. Is there a picture of the finished quilt? This will be a challenge for me, as I’m not that accomplished a quilter, but I am a VERY visual person and need some idea for the setting.

    Can’t wait to get started!!!!

  7. Valerie says:

    Hi Janie, Laura plans to post the finished quilt top when she has it completed. Glad to hear you’ll be quilting along!

  8. Janie McCall says:

    Thanks Valerie…will be checking often so that I don’t miss the finished quilt!

  9. Janie McCall says:

    Did I miss the completed quilt picture????

  10. Janie says:

    Still waiting. :-)

  11. Alice Googe says:

    What color and design are you going to use for the sashing, and borders? Light greens, dark greens? Patterned fabric, solid fabrics? Can’t wait to see the finished quilt design!

  12. Valerie says:

    Laura’s Ireland quilt is at the quilter’s as I type, so we should be able to show & tell very soon…stay tuned, and thank you so much for your patience!

  13. Janie says:


  14. Janie McCall says:

    Did I miss the final, quilted picture??? Can’t find it.

  15. Sharon Meyer says:

    After all this time i still cannot find the finishing instructions for my twelve Ireland blocks. Please help this fustrated quilter.

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