Oh Carrie, that's great! Thanks so very much! I decreased the pattern (still too big though) and the height of the pattern is 8", so 8.5" would be enough. When I'm laying the pattern out on the fabric I would need 20" width. I hope this makes sense! I'm not familiar with your system so I don't know exactly how much I need.
GGal, how wonderful your son is coming home!