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Thread: Problem squares

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    I have 100 6" squares, what size quilt can I make out these? And how did you fiqure it out? I am no good at math. Help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seazteddy
    I have 100 6" squares, what size quilt can I make out these? And how did you fiqure it out? I am no good at math. Help!
    If you made it 10 squares by 10 squares you would have a piece 55.5 by 55.5 inches. (10 x 10 = 100 and 6 inch square when sewed with 1/4 seam allowance becomes a 5 1/2 square. 5 1/2 x 10 = 55.50 inches)

    Is this a clear as mud?

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    That's not as big as sounded. I thought it would make a huge quilt, I guess I need another 100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seazteddy
    That's not as big as sounded. I thought it would make a huge quilt, I guess I need another 100.
    What I do sometimes is just laying a few of the blocks out on my bed for maybe the amount that I am thinking of using to help get a visual keeping in mind that it won't be that big because of the seam allowances. But then again you could do a smaller center block of 5 rows by 5 rows then put a border around that and then add more blocks. Your border could be any size you want to take up more room. Lots of different options out there.

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    Maybe add some borders or sashing ?

    sew 4 together and frame them out

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    If you do a 10 x 10 square layout - (5.5 x 5.5 inch sewn size) - you would end up with a 55 x 55 inch top

    If you do a 9 x 11 square layout - you would end up with a 49.5 x 60.5 inch top (this would use 99 squares)

    If you do an 8 x 12 square layout - you would end up with a 44 x 66 inch top (this would use 96 squares)

    the six inch cut squares "finish" to 5.5 (5-1/2) inches

    so multiply 5.5 x (number of squares) to get a dimension

    Or multiply 11/2 x (number of squares) to get a dimension

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    wow, thanks for the tips

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    sounds like enough for a throw. I just made one for my mail lady using charms, added frame and border. Its 45 by 56".

    simple quilter

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    I have been using the 10 minute block and it sews up nicely with the 6" squares [will need 5 because of the center]. just a thought.

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    Thanks for all the ideas :D

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