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Hello
My rag quilt is  48" x 54".  My finished square is 6".  Cut out square is 7".   1/2" seam allowance.
6x8=48 6x9=54
8 sqs across and 9 down.  total of 144 sqs.  72 sqs of  Batting.
Fabric amount is:
width of fabric 44" by the cut out square  --  44 divide by 7=6.222.  round down to 6. GET 6 squares to cut out .
DIVIDE total number of squares ..by the number of sqs. get from width of fabric.   144 divide by 6 = 24  
THIS IS A WHOLE NUMBER . DO YOU STILL ROUND IT UP?? TO 25??
24 MEANS I get 24 rows to cut for the length and 6 " rows for the width??
TO buy fabric:  multiply  24x 7 (cut out square) 168" or 4.66 yds.    168 divide by 36=4.666   
36"= one yd
AMOUNT OF BATTING needed? Package 45"x60"    45 divide by 6" finished size sq.  7.5
144 divide by 7.5= 19.20 round up to 20 .   multiply 20x7 (cut out sq)=140"  or 140 divide by 36"=3.888  3.8 yds
SUMMARY  
Quilt 48"x54"
Finished sq. 6" .  Cut out sq. 7"
Seam allowance 1/2"
144 sq(fabric). 72 squares (batting)
Fabric 4.66 yds.
Batting 3.88 yds
Is this correct ???

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Your fabric math is right, but your batting is off.

45/6 = 7.5 = 7 whole squares across
You only need 72 squares of batting, so: 72/7 = 10.28 - round up to 11
11*6 = 66" or 1.833 yards

Personally, I would use up that whole 45x60 package of batting to get 70 - 6" squares (45x60 = 7*10 = 70).  I would then use either thrifted batting or some kind of fabric for those last 2 squares.  You could buy a whole new package if you are planning on making another quilt.

Have a good one.

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