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Thread: Scared of Jinny Beyer kit

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    Or you could try giving them a call or email and asking.
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    This may sound silly, but could you use some different fabric to make up a "sample" block before cutting into the "good" stuff? Depending on the size of the block, you could give him a coordinating 1 block throw pillow as a "pre graduation" or Christmas gift. The design is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    I haven't made it, but it's basically the same block repeated throughout the quilt - just more of them for the king-size quilt.
    (which is a lot easier than some of her other patterns with multiple blocks/designs).

    http://www.jinnybeyer.com/ax_commerc...01604AF07A4831

    Does it say anywhere how many blocks you need for the king size?

    **There is only one size sold. Where did you buy the kit from?
    Or did they just cut fabric for you?


    Looking at the picture, there are 4 blocks for 54" square quilt (incl border).
    So I'd guess there at least 16 blocks in the king size.
    Maybe even 25" for a 5x5 layout?

    Is the widest strip cut 5.5" or 3.5"? I'm thinking 3.5".
    I agree that you should figure out how many blocks you would need for the king size quilt and go from there. If you divide all the cutting directions by 4, you should know what you need for an individual block and then you're on your way!

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    I've made the small version of this and it's not a difficult quilt--in fact I taught a class on how to make it. The key is to keep the strip sets organized by width. If you are making the large (king), all you have to do is multiply all the cutting directions by 4. The king size is just four of the small size stitched together like a four patch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Needle View Post
    My grandson chose the Jinny Beyer kit DaVinci for his graduation quilt. I ordered a king size. The directions were written for the wall hanging. You have to do math calculations to figure out how many strips to cut and fit together. I am so scared to cut into this fabric and make a mistake that I have put off starting the quilt. I need to get it started!!!

    Any encouragement, motivation to jump in etc, would be greatly appreciated.

    Has anyone made this kit?
    The borders for this small quilt are 10-1/2". Subtract 20 from whatever measurement you want to make - I make kingsize quilts 108" square - so, in my case, that would be 88" square for the center. Divide that by 16-3/4 (finished block size) and you get 5-1/4. Five blocks square (25 total) would give you a center 83-3/4". With the borders as is, that would give you approximately 104" square. You can add half an inch to each of the three borders and end up with a 107" square quilt. So, by my calculations you need 25 blocks and the pattern calls for 4 blocks. You would need to cut the strips for the blocks as listed in the small size six times for 24 blocks, that leaves one block extra to make strips for.

    If I were you, I'd cut the strips for four blocks at a time. Make those four blocks and then back to the cutting table.

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    Thank you this is a Great Pattern! Why did you Buy It when Its a FREE pattern? I just Downloaded from the Site.
    Please I don't mean to sound Rude Just Add More of The Blocks. You will Have a King size Quilt. To get the Size of a King Bed just Ask or Get the Dimensions online,Or better Still I think I have a Little Card that Has All the Sizes of BEDs I will Post IT for Everyone!
    Last edited by icon17; 10-26-2012 at 08:55 AM.
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    The freebie pattern there shows 54 x54

    Wouldn't doubling it be a King? 108" x 108"

    Doesn't seem that hard with the math. Making that pattern might be though. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by icon17 View Post
    Thank you this is a Great Pattern! Why did you Buy It when Its a FREE pattern? I just Downloaded from the Site.
    Please I don't mean to sound Rude Just Add More of The Blocks. You will Have a King size Quilt. To get the Size of a King Bed just Ask or Get the Dimensions online,Or better Still I think I have a Little Card that Has All the Sizes of BEDs I will Post IT for Everyone!
    I bought the kit because the grandson loved the colors in the blue color way. Surprised me, I thought he would like the red. I'm glad I asked before I made it. We're planning on having some of it cut by next week.
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    Would you prewash the fabric or just press and cut it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Needle View Post
    Would you prewash the fabric or just press and cut it?
    This is a ? that comes Up I never DO Unless IT REDs,Purples,and If they are going to Be put up with a lite color! So this is up To you! What Do the Direction SAY Do that Or Call Them and Ask!
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