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Thread: Math Whoopsie

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    Math Whoopsie

    So I just made a baby quilt for a friend but do to fuzzy math. I made it 36x63. (4 blocks per row for 7 rows) so it it narrow and long. This whole time I thought I was making it 45x63. That's what happens when a woman with a degree in writing does math I guess. If you were me would you:

    a.) Remove a couple of rows to make it shorter.
    b.) Remove the rows and add them to the width to make the quilt square. (45x45)
    c.) Leave it the way it is.

    I don't have the option of adding another row to make it wider while leaving the length.

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    I would do B if you could. If not, then don't worry. Babies grow quickly into toddlers who love to drag their quilt thru the house.
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    You could also add a border that is wider on the sides than the length. Or if it is a modern design, you could add a panel or other blocks or.... to one side.

    Maybe post a pic so that we see what you're working with.

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    My choice is "B". I would rather have a more square quilt than narrow and long.

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    I would also make it square, option B. I have made several this size and they looked great. Otherwise your current long and skinny quilt may look a bit odd.

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    I also vote for the square option.
    I have a degree in math & can't write. I've got the their, there & they're down, but that affect/effect has me stumped.
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    I'm with B too

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    Yep I also vote for B. I know its crappy having to open and redo but I think you will be happier with it in the long run.

    But there is an option D: if you have the fabric, make 2 more blocks. Then you could take off one row and add a full row of 6 blocks to the width, giving you a quilt that is 45x56.
    Last edited by GingerK; 08-25-2014 at 01:48 PM.
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    i vote for option B also
    Nancy in western NY

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    . Go for B!
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