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Thread: Math Whoopsie

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    I would go for B

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    I would do b
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    I guess I would either go square 36x36 with a border or just go square 45x45. I have a baby quilt on my wall at the moment that got out of control and is now 45 " square and I would not change the size at all. It work with the patterns and little babies, don't stay little. They turn in to toddlers that can use a larger quilt for snuggling in. Hope to see a picture soon. BTW, I was an English major and I stumble with math too but quilting has helped!

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    When I come up with a problem like that I try to make use of any scraps I might have adding a small border of coins (what I call them) to the sides to add width. Here's a pic of one I did this too. On another I just added scraps to add length/width to the quilt.
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    I would add an extra border on the sides to increase the width.

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    The charity quilts we do for the children's hospital are all 39x39 finished - 5x5, 5" blocks with a border. go with the square #2 option.
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    I'm with most of the rest here...."Option B". A square will go from a crib to a lap, easily....

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    Me too for B

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    Quote Originally Posted by cynicalbeauty View Post
    So I just made a baby quilt for a friend but do to fuzzy math. I made it 36x63. (4 blocks per row for 7 rows) so it it narrow and long. This whole time I thought I was making it 45x63. That's what happens when a woman with a degree in writing does math I guess. If you were me would you:

    a.) Remove a couple of rows to make it shorter.
    b.) Remove the rows and add them to the width to make the quilt square. (45x45)
    c.) Leave it the way it is.

    I don't have the option of adding another row to make it wider while leaving the length.
    B would be my answer to it.
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    I would add borders to the sides. I hate ripping.
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    I think B would be the better option, so even though it may be more squared, it's a great size for baby to play on the floor with it, or a nice size for a cuddle quilt.

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    I was an English major for a reason so I feel your pain. I like baby quilts to be square because when they are laid on the floor for baby to play on, it works out best-- JMHO.

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    Another vote for B, I just made a square baby quilt about that size-on purpose! LOL It looks good.

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    I also vote for B with some cute borders.

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    Option A is my choice because I like rectangular quilts. But option B is another good choice. froggyintexas

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    You could take off a row or 2 to make it shorter and then incorporate the extra blocks into the back.

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    My grandkids were amazed when they realized how important it was to pay attention in math class! They couldn't believe how much quilting is "math" dependent.

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