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Thread: How many 5" quilt blocks to make a queen size quilt?

  1. #1

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    Nov 2006

    I would like to know how many quilt blocks (5") to make a queen size quilt. How many blocks it will take to make a full size and king size and a twin size?. How many blocks does it take to make a baby quilt using 3"inch blocks?

    I dont know how many goes across and down. If someone can post a reply here and let me know i would appreciate it. The only size blocks that i use is 3in,4in,5in,6in, blocks and they are 3x3,4x4,5x5,6x6...thank you for your time.


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    Jul 2007
    SE Wisconsin
    It really depends on what size you want your quilt to be. I like to use square quilts on my queen-size bed and put pillows on top. The mattress is 60" X 80", so a quilt top that is 95" X 95" will hand down about 17" on the sides and foot of the bed.

    In order to make that quilt ALL 5" blocks with no sashing or borders, you would need 361 blocks (19 rows of 19 blocks) . Personally, I would make it 20 X 20 blocks, to allow for shrinkage in the quilting process.

    If you add borders, you can use fewer blocks.

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