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QUESTION: I found this quilt on the internet, and I like the way it was done, so I thought I would give it a try. This is the size I am planning to do.
Finished 8" Block. Size 48" x 56". 8x6=48; 8x7=56: 6 across, 7 down
To make the quilt, What size strips do I need to cut out??
How many strips??
Thank you

ANSWER: For a 48" x 56" quilt of 8" finished blocks, you would need three 8 1/2" x 3.16" strips for each of the 42 blocks. This includes 1/4" seam allowances. (I use an architecture rule marked off in tenths.)

For a 54" x 63" quilt of 9" finished blocks, you would need three 9 1/2" x 3 1/2" strips for each of the 42 bocks. This includes 1/4" seam allowances.


Hope this helps.

Connie Hester

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QUESTION: What if the blocks were Finished 12" Block, Sizes Single 72"x84".
Double 84" x96"
How do you figure it out?

Answer
For 12" blocks, cut three strips 4 1/2" x 12 1/2" for each of 42 blocks in 72" x 84" quilt, or 56 blocks in 84" x 96" quilt. This includes 1/4" seams.


12" divided by 3 strips = 4". Adding 1/4" seams all around each strip = 4 1/2" x 12 1/2".


72" divided by 12 = 6 blocks. 84" divided by 12 = 7 blocks. 96" divided by 12 = 8 blocks.

6 blocks across x 7 blocks down = 42 blocks. 7 blocks across x 8 blocks down = 56 blocks.



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