Does anyone out there have a good method of estimating the amount of
fabric/yardage you need to buy once you've designed the quilt? (of course
in Canada we would use metres tho' I don't think "metrage" is a word). I
not a very experienced quiltmaker but still prefer my own designs to
those straight out of the book. So far, I tend to underestimate how much
fabric I need, and end up redesigning the quilt using muslin to fill out
the design (using muslin - sound familiar). The designs look good but for
my next quilt - something for me - I'd like to be able to have/buy enough
fabric so I won't be caught short (literally).
I thought about using a percentage method (meaning if red takes up 10
percent of the block then it should take up 10 percent of the total quilt
area). I haven't tried that yet. Does anyone do that?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.