# Problem squares

• 12-10-2010, 10:16 PM
seazteddy
I have 100 6" squares, what size quilt can I make out these? And how did you fiqure it out? I am no good at math. Help!
• 12-10-2010, 10:21 PM
candlequilter
Quote:

Originally Posted by seazteddy
I have 100 6" squares, what size quilt can I make out these? And how did you fiqure it out? I am no good at math. Help!

If you made it 10 squares by 10 squares you would have a piece 55.5 by 55.5 inches. (10 x 10 = 100 and 6 inch square when sewed with 1/4 seam allowance becomes a 5 1/2 square. 5 1/2 x 10 = 55.50 inches)

Is this a clear as mud?

Thanks,
Sherryl
Candlequilter
• 12-10-2010, 10:23 PM
seazteddy
That's not as big as sounded. I thought it would make a huge quilt, I guess I need another 100.
• 12-10-2010, 10:28 PM
candlequilter
Quote:

Originally Posted by seazteddy
That's not as big as sounded. I thought it would make a huge quilt, I guess I need another 100.

What I do sometimes is just laying a few of the blocks out on my bed for maybe the amount that I am thinking of using to help get a visual keeping in mind that it won't be that big because of the seam allowances. But then again you could do a smaller center block of 5 rows by 5 rows then put a border around that and then add more blocks. Your border could be any size you want to take up more room. Lots of different options out there.
• 12-10-2010, 10:31 PM
sharon b
Maybe add some borders or sashing ?

sew 4 together and frame them out
• 12-10-2010, 10:38 PM
bearisgray
If you do a 10 x 10 square layout - (5.5 x 5.5 inch sewn size) - you would end up with a 55 x 55 inch top

If you do a 9 x 11 square layout - you would end up with a 49.5 x 60.5 inch top (this would use 99 squares)

If you do an 8 x 12 square layout - you would end up with a 44 x 66 inch top (this would use 96 squares)

the six inch cut squares "finish" to 5.5 (5-1/2) inches

so multiply 5.5 x (number of squares) to get a dimension

Or multiply 11/2 x (number of squares) to get a dimension
• 12-10-2010, 11:18 PM
craftybear
wow, thanks for the tips
• 12-11-2010, 12:24 PM
Donna Mae
sounds like enough for a throw. I just made one for my mail lady using charms, added frame and border. Its 45 by 56".

simple quilter
• 12-11-2010, 01:26 PM
phatquilts
I have been using the 10 minute block and it sews up nicely with the 6" squares [will need 5 because of the center]. just a thought.
• 12-11-2010, 09:31 PM
seazteddy
Thanks for all the ideas :D
• 12-12-2010, 06:19 AM
bigsis63
You can make this quilt as large as you want by adding sashing and borders. Lay out squares and try different width until you find one that pleases you and is big enough
• 12-12-2010, 07:09 AM
nativetexan
10 across by 10 down would make a quilt 55 x 55".