Strip Cutting Worksheet

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Last Updated December 15, 2018

This worksheet is designed to be used with the Strip Cutting Yardage & Instructions form.

Download the Strip Cutting Worksheet

This page has two easy examples. For both of these examples we use a quilt layout with 6″ finished blocks. The blocks are set 10 across and 13 down giving a total number of blocks in the quilt as 130.

Strip Cutting worksheet example 1

Open the Strip Cutting Yardage & Instructions form to use as you complete the worksheet. Remember: the results you get from this form are the exact amounts needed. Be sure to purchase more to account for shrinkage and cutting errors.

One Patch, One Block Quilt

This examples uses one patch to make a block. Follow steps 1 through 3 to complete the form. Here is an example.

strip cutting workshet example 1

Step 1 is to draw a diagram of the block and label each patch Since this is just one patch, we label it “A”.  Add the cutting width and length as shown.

Step 2 tells you to fill in the left side of the worksheet by using the diagram you just completed. This information is shown on the left side.

For Step 3 you enter the numbers from the left side of the worksheet into the Strip Cutting Yardage & Instructions form. The results from this will be recorded on the right side of the form.

Look at the last 3 columns on the right side. These are your cutting instructions. These instructions will be:

Cut 22 strips @ 6-1/2″ x WOF. Sub cut into 130 squares

3 Patch, Two Block Quilt

In this example we want the same layout of 6″ finished squares set 10 across and 13 down. Instead of having all the blocks look the same, we will alternate a plain block with the pieced block. Since there are two block designs for this quilt, we will prepare two worksheets, one for each block.

strip cutting worksheet sample 2

Here is the worksheet for the plain block.

strip cutting worksheet

This is similar to the first example. The difference is the number of this block in the quilt.

Here is the worksheet for the pieced block.

strip cutting worksheet

This worksheet has a little more going on.

A Patches

If you look at the diagram you will see 2 patches labeled “A”. This is because they are the same size. Look at the first two lines in the chart. You see one A patch is made with light fabric and the other A patch is made with medium fabric.

Medium Fabric

Patch A requires 21 inches of medium fabric. Patch B requires 39 inches of medium fabric. To determine the total amount of medium fabric needed, add these together:

21 inches + 39 inches = 60 inches (1.66 yards) of medium fabric

Cutting instructions for the medium fabric are:

  • Cut 6 strips @ 3-1/2″ x WOF. Sub cut to 65 squares.
  • Cut 6 strips @ 6-1/2″ x WOF. Sub cut into 65 patches @ 3-1/2″ x 6-1/2″

Light Fabric

To find the fabric requirements for the light fabric, add the amounts of light fabric needed from each sheet.

From the plain block we need 72 inches and from the pieced block we need 21 inches.

72 inches + 21 inches = 93 inches (2.58 yards) of light fabric

Cutting instructions for the light fabric are:

  • Cut 11 strips @ 6-1/2″ x WOF. Sub cut into 65 squares.
  • Cut 6 strips @ 3-1/2″ x WOF. Sub cut into 65 squares.

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