ok heres the question is there someone who can give me a list or a link to tell me the # of blocks needed to do different size quilts. I want the #'s for 4 in - 12 in blocks and all the different sizes from baby - king thanks in advance
Cassandra
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ok heres the question is there someone who can give me a list or a link to tell me the # of blocks needed to do different size quilts. I want the #'s for 4 in - 12 in blocks and all the different sizes from baby - king thanks in advance
Cassandra
I've got that information somewhere on the computer, but only found for 12" blocks. I'll look some more and post when I find it. I don't remember what site I got it off of, but it was off the net.
It might help if I gave you the info-huh. If you don't understand how it copied, email me and I'll redo it so you can understand it.
Twin Size
Quilt Full Size Quilt Queen Size Quilt King Size Quilt
Block Size Total Blocks
12" 54
15" 35
16" 35
18" 24
Block Size Total Blocks
12" 72
15" 42
16" 42
18" 30
Block Size Total Blocks
12" 72
15" 42
16" 42
18" 30
Block Size Total Blocks
12" 90
15" 56
16" 49
18" 36
I've got that information somewhere on the computer, but only found for 12" blocks. I'll look some more and post when I find it. I don't remember what site I got it off of, but it was off the net.
Quilts without a border
If you aren't using a border, the following will be helpful in figuring how many 4" squares you need. These sizes are for comforter size quilts, not bedspread size.
Crib size (42" x 50") = 168 squares (12 across by 14 down)
Twin/single size (69" x 90") = 520 squares (20 across by 26 down)
Full/double size (84" x 90") = 624 squares (24 across by 26 down)
Queen size (90" x 96") = 728 squares (26 across by 28 down)
King size (104" x 96") = 840 squares (30 across by 28 down)
4" BLOCKS
We are providing quilters with these handy charts of some of the more popular block sizes in hopes that it will provide quidance and the information necessary to purchase or make the correct number of blocks. There are so many beautiful block kits available on Ebay today but many quilters are uncertain of how many blocks they will need to purchase in order to make their quilt.
The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!
CRIB size = 24" x 48"
72 Four Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 6 x 12
TWIN size = 40" x 80"
190 Four Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 10 x 19
FULL Size = 56" x 80"
266 Four Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 14 x 19
QUEEN Size = 64" x 80"
300 Four Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 15 x 20
KING Size = 80" x 80"
380 Four Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 19 x 20
8" blocks are such a common size now with so many precut quilt kits available today.
Knowing how many you need for your desired size quilt can be very confusing.
Hopefully the chart below will give you some guidance and get rid of a lot of the confusion .
The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!
CRIB size = 24" x 48"
18 Eight Inch Blocks
Layout = 3 x 6
TWIN size = 40" x 80"
50 Eight Inch Blocks
Layout = 5 x 10
FULL Size = 56" x 80"
70 Eight Inch Blocks
Layout = 7 x 10
QUEEN Size = 64" x 80"
80 Eight Inch Blocks
Layout = 8 x 10
KING Size = 80" x 80"
100 Eight Inch Blocks
Layout = 10 x 10
6" BLOCKS
We are providing quilters with these handy charts of some of the more popular block sizes in hopes that it will provide quidance and the information necessary to purchase or make the correct number of blocks. There are so many beautiful block kits available on Ebay today but many quilters are uncertain of how many blocks they will need to purchase in order to make their quilt.
The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!
CRIB size = 24" x 48"
32 Six Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 4 x 8
TWIN size = 40" x 80"
91 Six Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 7 x 13
FULL Size = 56" x 80"
117 Six Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 9 x 13
QUEEN Size = 64" x 80"
130 Six Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 10 x 13
KING Size = 80" x 80"
182 Six Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 13 x 14
3" Blocks
By popular demand we are adding a chart for 3" blocks or squares.
The 3" (and 2") square is very frequently the square used for WATERCOLOR quilting.
With this chart you will know exactly how many squares you need to purchase to make your desired size quilt or wallhanging.
The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!
CRIB size = 24" x 48"
128 Three Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 8 x 16
TWIN size = 40" x 80"
325 Three Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 13 x 25
FULL Size = 56" x 80"
450 Three Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 18 x 25
QUEEN Size = 64" x 80"
540 Three Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 20 x 27
KING Size = 80" x 80"
702 Three Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 26 x 27
10" BLOCKS
We are providing quilters with these handy charts of some of the more popular block sizes in hopes that it will provide quidance and the information necessary to purchase or make the correct number of blocks. There are so many beautiful block kits available on Ebay today but many quilters are uncertain of how many blocks they will need to purchase in order to make their quilt.
The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!
CRIB size = 30" x 40"
12 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 3 x 4
TWIN size = 40" x 80"
32 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 4 x 8
FULL Size = 60" x 80"
48 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 6 x 8
QUEEN Size = 60" x 80"
48 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 6 x 8
KING Size = 80" x 80"
64 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 8 x 8
The chart is meant to be an estimate only and to serve as a guideline. Fabric widths do vary. For the purpose of this guide, I calculated the fabric as one yard in length and 40" in bolt width. Remember errors in rotary cutting will reduce the number of fabric squares you will get from one yard of fabric.
Here then is the chart of approx. how many fabric squares you can cut from one yard of fabric which is 40" in width:
Cut size of fabric square - 2 1/2" - number of squares per yard - 224
Cut size of fabric square - 3 1/2" - number of squares per yard - 110
Cut size of fabric square - 4 1/2" - number of squares per yard - 64
Cut size of fabric square - 5 1/2" - number of squares per yard - 42
Cut size of fabric square - 6 1/2" - number of squares per yard - 30
Cut size of fabric square - 7 1/2" - number of squares per yard - 20
Cut size of fabric square - 8 1/2" - number of squares per yard - 16
Cut size of fabric square - 9 1/2" - number of squares per yard - 12
Cut size of fabric square - 10 1/2" - number of squares per yard - 9
Remember, these are only approx. numbers based on one yard of fabric sized 36" x 40" and assuming no waste in rotary cutting. As any quilter knows, rotary cutting fabric is not a perfect art form - different fabrics will stretch after being pre-shrunk and cutting perfect lines can be quite difficult. Real life cutting results may not yield exactly the same numbers as in the chart every time.
you guys are so great these are awsome keep them coming as I will find them very helpful and I am sure others will too.
Cassandra
Thanks, I printed it out to have handy in my sewing room. Appreciate the time it took to type all this in, too. :) :) :) :-) :-)
Hey, this is cool. Thanks for asking the question and thanks for the response. I also wanted this info, but never had a chance to look for it. Now I have it. This will certainly come in handy. Ta :D
Can we get that stickied somewhere?
:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Oh happy day. You gals are wonderful. I have never seen such a complete breakdown for block requirements anywhere; not even in all the wonderful quilting books, magazines etc. out there. Believe me, I think all your work will be very very appreciated by all we "still learning" folks out there.
hi don't know if this will help but try needlepointers.com click on calculators/charts. i also have printed blocks tables but i can't seem to find them on the internet, anyway try this
quiltcollections.com/quiltdesigns/howto-blocktables.htm
this is what is on the bottom of the page i printed. hope this helps
hi dotski here again found another site
quilt.com/howto/yardagepage.html
hi, ok i need someone to explain to me how to calculate the deminsions of a quilt for the squares and how u get the deminsions for lets say a full is SUPPOSED to be 72x90. how do u get that cause everyone has a different number. This is for a quilt that has no borders besides the back fabric border and has no sashing just a square by square quilt so im sure to get it to hang over alittle ill need a few more squares but could u PLEASE explain to me how i calculate it all by myself. THANK U VERY MUCH
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Pocoellie, you ROCK! Your charts have it all! You can bet that I'm printing them out! Thanks
Sue
I just purchased a cheap $9.00 reference guide with that info and alot more. The cover is like aqua. It is in the other room so I don't know the name. PM me if interested in the name and info on the book.
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Wonderful question. Two terrific answers. Thank you. I have the information that I, like Willie, have been unable to find. Thank you, thank you.
someone posted an actual chart for this here the other day....will see if I can find it for you....
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In my humble opinion, calculating the number of blocks you need is easy. 1. You need to know how big you want your quilt to be (your mattress size plus the drop on all sides). 2. Then you need to know your finished block size. 3. Then divide the width of the desired quilt by the block size and divide the length of the desired quilt by the block size. 4. Multiply the answers you got in 3.
Example: I want to make a crib quilt that is 48 inches by 56 inches. My blocks are 8 inches square, finished size. 48/8=6. 56/8=7. 6x7=42. So I need to make 42 blocks, if there are no borders.
Example 2: I want to make the same quilt, but with 4 inch borders on all sides. So the actual blocks sewn together will be 40 inches by 48 inches. 40/8=5, 48/8=6 and finally 5x6=30. I would need to make 30 blocks, and sew 6 rows of 5.
You don't need to buy books or information sheets. You just need to know what dimensions you want your quilt to be, and what the FINISHED size of your block is.
Maggie in Jerusalem
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Maggiem - good and complete answer!
Basic math/arithmetic does have its uses!