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Quilt Sizes

Baby Quilt

36" x 54"

Afghan Size

54" x 72"

Twin Quilt

54" x 90"

Double Quilt

72" x 90"

Queen Quilt

90" x 108"

King Quilt

108" x 108"

Standard Mattress Size

Crib

27" x 50"

Twin

39" x 75"

Double

54" x 75"

Queen

60" x 80"

King

72" x 84"

Standard Batting Sizes
To choose the proper batting size, add 4" to the size of your quilt top and pick that or the next higher batting size.

Crib Quilt

45" x 60"

Twin Quilt

72" x 90"

Double Quilt

81" x 96"

Queen Quilt

90" x 108"

King Quilt

120" x 120"

Number of Squares from a Fat Quarter

1 Fat quarter
(18" x 22") =

99 ..... 2" squares

56 ..... 2 1/2" squares

42 ..... 3" squares

30 ..... 3 1/2" squares

20 ..... 4" squares

16 ..... 4 1/2" squares

12 ..... 5" squares

12 ..... 5 1/2" squares

9 ..... 6" squares

6 ..... 6 1/2" squares

Yardage Chart
The numbers are based on 44" wide fabric. This should help you estimate the
amount of fabric you will need for whatever number or size blocks you choose to make.

The approximate number of patches you will get from this amount of fabric

Patch Size

1 yd.

1/2 Yd.

1/4 Yd.

2"

357

178

89

2-1/2"

208

104

52

3"

154

77

38

3-1/2"

108

54

27

4"

80

40

20

4-1/2"

63

31

15

5"

56

28

14

5-1/2"

42

21

10

6" & 6-1/2"

30

15

7

7"

25

12

6

7-1/2" & 8"

20

10

5

8-1/2"

16

8

4

9" to 10-1/2"

11

5

0

11"

8

4

0

11-1/2" to 12-1/2"

5

2

0

The approximate number of strips you will get from this amount of fabric

Strip Size

1 Yd.

1/2 Yd.

1-1/2"

23

11

2"

17

8

2-1/2"

13

7

3"

11

5

3-1/2"

10

5

4"

8

4

4-1/2"

7

3

5"

7

3

5-1/2"

6

3

6"

5

2

7"

5

2

8"

4

2

Enlarging or Reducing Patterns
Photocopier Settings
Use current block size down left hand column. New block size across the top.
Find where column and row meet for amout to reduce or enlarge original pattern.

1"

2"

3"

4"

5"

6"

7"

8"

9"

10"

11"

12"

1"

100%

200%

300%

400%

500%

600%

700%

800%

900%

1000%

1100%

1200%

2"

50%

100%

150%

200%

250%

300%

350%

400%

450%

500%

550%

600%

3"

33%

66%

100%

133%

166%

200%

233%

266%

300%

333%

367%

400%

4"

25%

50%

75%

100%

125%

150%

175%

200%

225%

250%

275%

300%

5"

20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

120%

140%

160%

180%

200%

220%

240%

6"

17%

33%

50%

67%

83%

100%

117%

133%

150%

167%

183%

200%

7"

14%

29%

43%

57%

71%

86%

100%

114%

129%

143%

157%

171%

8"

13%

25%

38%

50%

63%

75%

88%

100%

113%

125%

138%

150%

9"

11%

22%

33%

44%

56%

67%

78%

89%

100%

111%

122%

133%

10"

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

70%

80%

90%

100%

110%

120%

11"

9%

18%

27%

36%

45%

55%

64%

73%

82%

91%

100%

109%

12"

8%

17%

25%

33%

42%

50%

58%

67%

75%

83%

92%

100%
Use the following formula if the size you want is not on the table above:

BLOCK SIZE WANTED (divided by) CURRENT BLOCK SIZE = PERCENT TO ENLARGE OR REDUCE
Example:
To enlarge: Size you want = 12" and Current size = 4"
12/4=3 (answer times 100 = 300%)
To reduce: Size you want = 7" and Current size = 12"
7/12=.58 (answer times 100 = 58%)

 

Diagonal Cut Backing Calculator

Multi-Patch has developed an online diagonal cut backing calculator that computes
the length of fabric needed to create diagonally cut backing for quilts.

This uses a formula which was developed by John Flynn of Flynn Quilt Frame Company.

 

Here's a little tip from the Northwest Quilters, Inc. Newsletter:

How to make a 9-patch block from an 8 inch square.
Use a carpenter's "trick." Draw an 8 inch square on a piece of paper. Then lay a ruler diagonally from side to side placing the beginning edge (or zero mark) on one of the parallel side lines and the nine inch mark on the opposite parallel side line. Mark a dot at three inches and a dot at six inches. Move the ruler up or down and mark the same way. Use the ruler to draw a line thru these dots from top to bottom of the square. Turn the drawn square and do the same marking the other way to make the nine equal squares needed for a 9-patch. You can use this method to mark an odd number of equal divisions of anything.

 

at QuiltPox.com
at DecorQuilting.com

A great link! Try it out.
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Number of Squares per Yard of Fabric
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