Step 5: Fabric - what to buy, how to choose.
If you're wanting to use two colors or do something more spectacular, you'll need to do a little math to figure out how much fabric to buy... here are some figures to get you started!
Number of blocks and squares in a queen size quilt:
Blocks: 48 (10.5 in square sewn size)
Squares: 432 (3.5 in square sewn size)
If you're doing 2 colors, you'll need 216 of each color in the quilt.
Number of squares you can get out of ONE YARD of fabric (this is assuming you've trimmed off the selvedge ends and are left with fabric 40 inches wide):
90 squares (since your fabric will be 36x40 inches)
I figure you guys should be able to figure the rest out based on those - but if you need any additional help, don't be afraid to ask! :D