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12 inch blocks. Help needed to figure out how many for King

12 inch blocks. Help needed to figure out how many for King

Old 06-27-2018, 04:57 AM
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Default 12 inch blocks. Help needed to figure out how many for King

Hello friends,
Doing the math is such a problem for me.
I'm making a Log Cabin for our King bed. The blocks are 12 inches and they are coming out nicely. I've made 27 so far but have no clue how many I need for my bed.
I keep putting them on the bed to see how much progress I'm making and the kittens pounce the minute they see me doing it
Any ideas? Good thing I wasn't a Math major, haha
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:09 AM
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Although there are some guideline sizes for bed quilts, they can vary widely:
How long a drop do you want? Just cover the bed? down to a dust ruffle (add at least 14" to 3 sides) to the floor (add at least 20" to three sides), pillow tuck? (add at least 24" to top). If you can give us an idea of what you are aiming for, we can give you a good idea. BTW, I was a math major. It always doesn't help!
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:21 AM
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Princess, thanks for your response. I believe a King is 98x98 and I want it bigger, more like 110 x110. I like some overage.
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10 blocks across and 10 down would give you 120" 9 blocks down and 9 across would give you 108.. (I
m assuming you mean 12" finished). So either 100 blocks or 91 blocks. Maybe do the 9 x 9 and a border?
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In the US, a king bed is either 76x80 (standard king) or 72x84 (California king). The mattress can be anywhere from 5 to 20 inches deep, and a box spring can add to that, so a 10-inch drop can be too little, depending on the bed and how much of the mattress and box spring you want to cover. It would be best to get the precise measurements of the mattress and box spring, also whether there is a footboard, etc.
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:12 AM
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12”x 9=108” so to get a 108 x108” finished quilt you would need 81 blocks (9 x9) of the 12” finished blocks.
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:45 AM
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Oh that's great, thanks! It looks like I have a lot to go!!!!!!!
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I do the math and then use graph paper to outline the quilt top. I write in the number on each square as I sew it until I have the graph paper outline filled.
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Thanks to all. Tartan, that's a great idea, thanks!
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Graph paper is your friend, you can decide how many blocks you want and if you want to add borders how many what size
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