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Thread: twin quilt

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    Member Browngirl's Avatar
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    twin quilt

    Hi Everyone, I need some help. I have this in my mind and don't know if it is feasible or not. I want to make a twin size appliqued quilt for our grandson. I want it to be the center of the quilt to be the applique item with a 4, 3 and 2 inch satching all around then I will have checkered board or piano keys around that with fabric (that will be quilted) down the sides and bottom. My question is this how do I figure the center of it?
    Thanks Icee

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    Senior Member Sew N Tune's Avatar
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    The center of the quilt would be the center of your applique square you want in the middle of the project.
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    Senior Member Angellight's Avatar
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    I think you are asking what size does your center panel need to be?
    So in reading this, I worked backwards. However, I had to assume that your Piano key border was going to be 6"W
    A Twin size mattress is usually 39"W X 75"L
    Based on that size with a 10 inch drop off of each side, your finished quilt needs to be 59"W X 95"L
    Working backwards, Subtract 12" from each figure for the piano key border.
    Subtract 18 for your "4, 3, and 2" inch borders, and that leaves you a rectangle size of 29"W X 65"L for your center panel.
    If these measurements are not correct, then you still need to start with the finished size of the quilt you want and subtract from the outside to find the measurement of your center panel.
    AND, do not forget to add your 1/4 inch seams all around either or your quilt will be smaller than planned.

    Hope this helps, and good luck
    Creative clutter is more blessed than tidy idleness.
    Susan - AKA _ Anglelight

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    susan said it right... that's what i would do...this is what we do for specialty borders like braided borders and intricately pieced borders...you make the border first and then fill in with the right size center or group of blocks...

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