11 yards

A couple days ago, I delivered a quilt to a longarmer. While it’s there, I thought I’d prep the binding, so it’d be ready to go when I got it back. Then I did the math… 404 inches. Ten width-of-fabric strips. MORE than 11 yards.

11 Yards. 33 feet. 10 meters. How big is that?
The first thing I thought of was a first down in football,
which is actually only 10 yards, but that’s pretty close.

A few minutes on Google revealed many other items.
This tape measure was much too easy.

A roll of electrical tape is 33 feet long:

Another obvious one – a 10m diving platform:

Into science? How about this dinosaur:

An old Detroit city bus is the same size as the dinosaur – coincidence?

Lovers of sculpture will appreciate that Chicago’s
Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) is 33 feet tall.

Finally, the thing that got all this started?
The BINDING for a KING-SIZE QUILT!!!

When it comes time to flip that binding, I just might be looking for that roll of electrical tape – stay tuned for a new tutorial on “New techniques in Binding!” LOL!!