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memaw4



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PostSubject: How many........   Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:57 am



 OK, expert quilters,  I want to make a queen size quilt using charm packs.    The block is a pin wheel.   And each block is 8 x 8.   Since I have NO CLUE on how to figure this up,  I'm turning to the experts...... YOU!      How many 5" charm packs would I need?    

The squares are 4 7/8 before you cut them on the diagonal.  So the charms would work out perfect.
 
Thank you "sew" much   ......  memaw
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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:34 pm

Are you planning borders for this?
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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:45 pm

Yes, Anita I am.   Most likely a 2 - 3" border.   And I also realize charms come in different pack amounts.  Some have only 20 where others have up to 50! in a pack. 
Can you tell I've been searching?    Keepsake quilting has up to 50 in theirs!  That makes a 31 x 31 quilt......they have that posted.   LOL
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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:55 pm

OK, say your quilt is 90 x 90
I think mine for my double bed is 81x81. You would need 9 of those packs to ,make your 90" square quilt.
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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:02 pm

OK, I think I would get 10 since I think my example was a few inches small. The quilt I mafr got mu DS was 95 x longer. Mayble 102 or some such?
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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:13 pm


I figured it would be close to 10 Anita.  Better to be safe than sorry!    LOL
 
Thank you sew much. 





 
If you log onto Connecting Threads,  I'm going to order 12 of the Winter's Evening Charm packs.  I'll make pillow cases to go with the quilt.
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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:05 pm

Memaw, you would need more than 12 if there are only23 in a pack instead of 50. You said I was KQ that had the one pack Of 50 makes a 31 in sq quilt?
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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:10 pm


Oh!    Well, how right you are.  I actually called CT and ask them and was told I'd need at least 18 packs!  My goodness!  Well, I still may do this.  I rounded it up to $48.00 so that really isn't bad for a queen size quilt.  
 
 Especially after what I just spent on that log cabin quilt!  Shocked      lol! lmao  It's so pretty though.....
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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:26 pm

It depends upon if you are mixing the charm squares with the same background for each.
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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:39 pm

Charm packs here start around $18 each and go up to around $30, Id say its a good deal for all those packs for under $50!!

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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:41 am

Gimpy,  is it cheaper for you to buy internationally?  That is so high for a charm pack..... $18.00!  WOW!

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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:45 am

Luvsquilting wrote:
It depends upon if you are mixing the charm squares with the same background for each.  
Yes,  and I did think about this.  But again, didn't know how to figure out how much fabric I need to buy.  cry2      I'm good at putting them together, but not good at figuring out how much!    Undesided           If someone has an extra brain they aren't using could I borrow it please?     lmao  
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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:47 am

OK, you could get 8 5" cut across a yard and 7 down so you could get about 56 squares iut of a yard of fabric. Does that help?
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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:42 pm

They had this chart on Ebay. It is not the greatest since it is based on mattress size and you have to add for drop on the sides. But I guess it is a place to start.


HOW MANY BLOCKS DO I NEED TO MAKE MY QUILT??
10" BLOCKS
We are providing quilters with these handy charts of some of the more popular block sizes in hopes that it will provide guidance and the information necessary to purchase or make the correct number of blocks. There are so many beautiful block kits available on Ebay today but many quilters are uncertain of how many blocks they will need to purchase in order to make their quilt.
The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!

CRIB size = 30" x 40"
12 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 3 x 4

TWIN size = 40" x 80"
32 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 4 x 8

FULL Size = 60" x 80"
48 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 6 x 8

QUEEN Size = 60" x 80"
48 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 6 x 8

KING Size = 80" x 80"
64 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 8 x 8



8" BLOCKS
8" blocks are such a common size now with so many precut quilt kits available today.
Knowing how many you need for your desired size quilt can be very confusing.
Hopefully the chart below will give you some guidance and get rid of a lot of the confusion .
The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!

CRIB size = 24" x 48"
18 Eight Inch Blocks
Layout = 3 x 6

TWIN size = 40" x 80"
50 Eight Inch Blocks
Layout = 5 x 10

FULL Size = 56" x 80"
70 Eight Inch Blocks
Layout = 7 x 10

QUEEN Size = 64" x 80"
80 Eight Inch Blocks
Layout = 8 x 10

KING Size = 80" x 80"
100 Eight Inch Blocks
Layout = 10 x 10



6" BLOCKS
We are providing quilters with these handy charts of some of the more popular block sizes in hopes that it will provide guidance and the information necessary to purchase or make the correct number of blocks. There are so many beautiful block kits available on Ebay today but many quilters are uncertain of how many blocks they will need to purchase in order to make their quilt.
The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!

CRIB size = 24" x 48"
32 Six Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 4 x 8

TWIN size = 40" x 80"
91 Six Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 7 x 13

FULL Size = 56" x 80"
117 Six Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 9 x 13

QUEEN Size = 64" x 80"
130 Six Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 10 x 13

KING Size = 80" x 80"
182 Six Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 13 x 14


How many 5" charms do I need to complete my quilt?
We are providing quilters with these handy charts of some of the more popular block sizes in hopes that it will provide guidance and the information necessary to purchase or make the correct number of blocks or quilt squares / charms. There are so many beautiful block kits and charm packs available on Ebay today but many quilters are uncertain of how many blocks they will need to purchase in order to make their quilt.
The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!

CRIB size = 25" x 45"
45 Five Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 5 x 9

TWIN size = 40" x 75"
120 Five Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 8 x 15

FULL Size = 55" x 75"
165 Five Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 11 x 15

QUEEN Size = 60" x 80"
192 Five Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 12 x 16

KING Size = 80" x 80"
256 Five Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 16 x 16


4" BLOCKS
We are providing quilters with these handy charts of some of the more popular block sizes in hopes that it will provide guidance and the information necessary to purchase or make the correct number of blocks. There are so many beautiful block kits available on Ebay today but many quilters are uncertain of how many blocks they will need to purchase in order to make their quilt.
The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!

CRIB size = 24" x 48"
72 Four Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 6 x 12

TWIN size = 40" x 80"
190 Four Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 10 x 19

FULL Size = 56" x 80"
266 Four Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 14 x 19

QUEEN Size = 64" x 80"
300 Four Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 15 x 20

KING Size = 80" x 80"
380 Four Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 19 x 20


3" BLOCKS
By popular demand we are adding a chart for 3" blocks or squares.
The 3" (and 2") square is very frequently the square used for WATERCOLOR quilting.
With this chart you will know exactly how many squares you need to purchase to make your desired size quilt or wall hanging.
The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!

CRIB size = 24" x 48"
128 Three Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 8 x 16

TWIN size = 40" x 80"
325 Three Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 13 x 25

FULL Size = 56" x 80"
450 Three Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 18 x 25

QUEEN Size = 64" x 80"
540 Three Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 20 x 27

KING Size = 80" x 80"
702 Three Inch Blocks Needed
Layout = 26 x 27

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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:25 pm

OMGoodness   TxMary!  Thank you sew much for all this wonderful info.  I would be using 5" charms and my blocks would be 8" sq.   So according to this, if I bought 12 packs of 24 charms that would give me 288 total and to make a king size quilt all I need is 256 ~  5" charms!   This makes an 80 x 80 quilt.  Of course I'd want to add borders....
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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:48 pm

TxMary thank you! That will come in handy!
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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:09 pm

Wonderful info TXM. Memaw I think these amounts are for using one charm to one block. You are talking about making a pattern block aren't you ? that would be a different thing. Why don't you do a search for the pattern you are wanting to make and see what info you can get that way. Are you just making it scrappy or to a theme of a fabric range ?
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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:24 pm

Awesome TxMary, what a great chart! Thanks so much for putting it up

Memaw I think buying international would be cheaper, I only ever pick them up from the sale bin myself

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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:36 am


Good idea, I'll try that Henny.  It was a free pattern from a magazine wanting me to subscribe!  Thing is,  I was already getting their magazine!  doh   
 
      Undesided     Seems to be something wrong with this picture huh?  Undesided
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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:41 am

Gimpy Cat wrote:


Memaw I think buying international would be cheaper, I only ever pick them up from the sale bin myself


You sound like me Gimpy!   I don't buy clothes or anything new anymore.  Well, some things I do of course.  But usually I hit the consignment shops for tops and jeans.  They're usually gently used so why not?    I've even bought some that were never worn!  My kind of shopping.
 
And I always look in the sale bin at quilt shops.  You just never know what you're gonna find in there........

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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:56 pm

Just remember Memaw, those sizes are for the top of the mattress only. Depending on the size of your border, You will need to add a couple of extra rows/columns for the sides of the mattress.

It does get a little confusing when they interchange the words "block" and "square". A block is generally a pieced item whereas a square is generally just a single square of fabric. I guess as long as the measurements are the same, it would take the same amounts.

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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:03 pm

I'm working on a pinwheel baby quilt now, so I'll just lay it on my bed and measure it by placing it around on the bed.  See how that works.  It may not.  I could just take the pattern to the quilt shop and ask them too!  doh  It's just such a pretty pattern I thought I could work on it through the winter. 
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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:51 am

Are the charm packs for sure that size? Last spring, I bought "10 inch" stacks of lovely batiks many of which were somewhat smaller. I compensated by using somewhat smaller seam allowances.
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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:33 pm

This chart is smaller but is from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

[quote]I have this precut, what can it make?

August 28, 2013 By katie

So I’ve gotten a couple a questions about what size quilt each precut can make, and it is a very good question. Every time I start to make a quilt, it always takes me longer to figure out how much fabric I need to make a certain size than it does to actually sew it together!!

All of the sizes given below do not include borders, simply what each precut can make. By adding borders you can make your quilt bigger. Also depending on the pattern used, the end size can change, but that’s when borders come in handy, in my experience.

The standard charm pack has 42 pieces of 5 inch fabric.

1 – Baby quilt

2 – Crib size quilt

3 – Lap quilt

5 – Twin quilt

8 – Queen quilt

A standard layer cake has 42 pieces of 10 inch fabric.

1 – Twin quilt

2 – Queen quilt

A jelly roll has 40 pieces of 2.5 inch strips of fabric.

1 – Lap/Twin quilt

2 – Queen quilt



A quilt made from a fat quarter bundle all depends on the size of the bundle. One bundle can make anything from a full size quilt to a king size quilt. A fat quarter bundle is 18 x 24″ cut of fabric which equals a quarter yard.

I’m also including the finished sizes of quilts or bedspreads. Each size should be taken with grain of salt:

Baby = 36′” x 54″

Crib = 45″ x 60″

Twin = 63″ x 87″

Double = 78″ x 87″

Queen= 84″ x 92″

King = 100″ x 92″.

I hope this helps in your next shopping adventure!

From Missouri Star Quilt Co[quote]

I didn't compare it to the other one yet. This was in the newsletter form my LQS. Good timing huh? Very Happy 


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PostSubject: Re: How many........   Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:17 am

Marynel I have got charm packs where the size is off too. I HATE this so rarely buy them and if I do I won't buy them the exact size I need . I will always buy a larger size and cut down. Defeats the purpose I know plus not cost clever but I so hate having skinnier seams
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