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# Help with king size HST quilt

01-11-2015, 04:24 PM
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Help with king size HST quilt

I am hoping someone here can help me. My daughter has asked me to make her this HST pattern quilt. My problem is, I can't find a pattern anywhere and I do not know how to figure out a size for it for a king size bed. This link is the quilt that someone made and it says on her blog that there isn't a pattern. How can I figure out how to make it if I only know that she used 13" HST's and it was 14" squares? Thanks in advance for any guidance you may have! Here is the link:

http://nightowlquilting.blogspot.com...hst-quilt.html
01-11-2015, 04:50 PM
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From reading the first line I believe she is saying she used 14" squares maybe cut in half on the diagonal to make the HST? I would figure it out on graph paper. It looks like she used 48 squares- 24 white and 24 black.
01-11-2015, 04:56 PM
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This is beautiful quilt.
01-11-2015, 05:03 PM
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Cut squares, draw line diagonally on back, stitch 1/4" on each side of line, cut on line = (2) 1/2 square triangles. Trim to 13 1/2" . I would use graph paper to figure out how many you need for king size quilt. ( often 100" square) {49 -- 7 across by 7 down} 13" finished (13 1/2" unfinished) would give you 91", which you could then add 5" border to to finish & bring to the 100"
01-11-2015, 08:25 PM
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If you want to use the same squares she used, you can add another column on each side (64 HST squares) and end up with a 104" square quilt with no borders. I do like the solid black border though and would probably add a 4" or so border anyway.
01-12-2015, 02:57 AM
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Thank you all for your quick responses I can't wait to try this pattern!
01-12-2015, 03:11 AM
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So, would I cut 32 - 14" squares and then cut them on the diagonal to make 64 HST's? I do plan on adding a border. Its also hard to tell how many fabrics she used but I have bought 6 different shades for the pattern. I hope that will be enough! Thank you for your help!

Originally Posted by wesing
If you want to use the same squares she used, you can add another column on each side (64 HST squares) and end up with a 104" square quilt with no borders. I do like the solid black border though and would probably add a 4" or so border anyway.
01-12-2015, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by gellybean402
So, would I cut 32 - 14" squares and then cut them on the diagonal to make 64 HST's? I do plan on adding a border. Its also hard to tell how many fabrics she used but I have bought 6 different shades for the pattern. I hope that will be enough! Thank you for your help!
For 64 HST you need 64 squares: 32 white & 32 of your colors. You cut the 14" squares, and pair them, one white & one color, right sides together. Draw a diagonal line (corner to corner) on the lighter square and sew 1/4" on either side of the line, THEN cut on the line. Press and trim down to 13.5". Each pair yields 2 HST, so 32 pairs yields 64 HST.
01-12-2015, 07:28 AM
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The quilt on the blog is a Queen size quilt. I added these two rows on the sides to get a square 112" x 112". The border size I used was 4" so if you want the quilt bigger, you can always add to the width of the border. I used 13" finished blocks. Hope this helps.
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01-12-2015, 07:53 AM
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When I had a king sized bed I made my quilts any where from 112" square to 120" but that's because I like a quilt with a drop sort of like a bedspread.
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