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Thread: Quilt for Kids pattern help

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    Super Member SherriB's Avatar
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    I love how simple the quilts for kids patterns are. (I have made 4 of them.) I am going to use the pattern and make a throw for my DD's boyfriend. I am fairly new to quilting and I am horrible with math.

    How many blocks would I need to make it a throw size quilt? He is almost 5'9 and wears a 2 x. I have 2 yards of the fabric I am using for the print blocks. Will that be enough? And would it still work if I made the squares an inch bigger?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated! :)

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    Sorry I can't help, math and fabric yardage is not my strong point :oops: But I know many can and will help :lol:

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    How big are the squares? For example, if the squares are 4 inches finished 16 squares long would give you a quilt 64 inches long (5'4"). 13 across would give you 52 inches wide.

    Drawing what you want on graph paper often helps.

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    Here is one I made my wife for her Bday. It measures 60x77 and was made in less than 15 hours. The blocks are a 1/2" smaller than the quilt for kids.

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    I would suggest a quilt at least 84 inches long and 66 inches wide.

    I like to be completely covered up - up to my nose and down over my toes - and I want to be able to stretch out.

    I would suggest AT least six yards of fabric (total) for a top that size - depending on how the blocks are cut

    I would buy at least five yards for backing if you only want one seam on the back - you'll have some left over-

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    Here is a link to couple of fabric calculators that might help

    http://www.reproductionfabrics.com/h...alculator.html

    and:

    http://vrya.net/quilt/classic.php

    judee

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    If you let me know what size blocks and how many fabrics you are going to use, what size you want the quilt to be, and border info, I can put it quickly into EQ and give you all of the info :wink:

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