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The number of blocks needed for a quilt in the charts below is based on the mattress top sizes stated. Add extra blocks or borders for the "drop" of your quilt.

Keep in mind quilt making is an art form. If you add sashing, the width of your sashing depends on you. These charts are just guides.

CRIB or BABY SIZE - (38 x 48)
BLOCK SIZE # BLOCKS LAYOUT LAYOUT SIZE SASH WIDTH

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# BLOCKS

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LAYOUT

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4 inch 72 6 x 12 24” x 48” 1.5 inch 48 6 x 8 34.5" x 45.5"
6 inch 40 5 x 8 30” x 48” 2 inch 24 4 x 6 34" x 50"
8 inch 24 4 x 6 32” x 48” 2.5 inch 15 3 x 5 34" x 55"
9 inch 15 3 x 5 27” x 45” 3 inch 12 3 x 4 39" x 51"
10 inch 15 3 x 5 30” x 50” 3 inch 8 2 x 4 29" x 55"
12 inch 8 2 x 4 24” x 48” 4 inch 6 2 x 3 36" x 52"

TWIN or SINGLE SIZE - (38 x 74)
BLOCK SIZE # BLOCKS LAYOUT LAYOUT SIZE SASH WIDTH

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# BLOCKS

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LAYOUT

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W/SASH

4 inch 162 9 x 18 36" x 72" 1.5 inch 78 6 x 13 34.5" x 73"
6 inch 72 6 x 12 36" x 72" 2 inch 36 4 x 9 34" x 74"
8 inch 45 5 x 9 40" x 72" 2 inch 28 4 x 7 42" x 72"
9 inch 32 4 x 8 36" x 72" 3 inch 18 3 x 6 39" x 75"
10 inch 21 3 x 7 30" x 70" 3 inch 15 3 x 5 42" x 68"
12 inch 18 3 x 6 36" x 72" 4 inch 8 2 x 4 36" x 68"

DOUBLE or FULL SIZE - (52 x 74)
BLOCK SIZE # BLOCKS LAYOUT LAYOUT SIZE SASH WIDTH

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# BLOCKS

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4 inch 234 13 x 18 52" x 72" 1.5 inch 117 9 x 13 51" x 73"
6 inch 96 8 x 12 48" x 72" 2 inch 54 6 x 9 50" x 74"
8 inch 54 6 x 9 48" x 72" 2 inch 35 5 x 7 52" x 72"
9 inch 40 5 x 8 45" x 72" 2.5 inch 24 4 x 6 48.5" x 71.5"
10 inch 35 5 x 7 50" x 70" 3 inch 20 4 x 5 55" x 68"
12 inch 24 4 x 6 48" x 72" 4 inch 12 3 x 4 52" x 68"

QUEEN SIZE - (60 x 80)
BLOCK SIZE # BLOCKS LAYOUT LAYOUT SIZE SASH WIDTH

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4 inch 300 15 x 20 60" x 80" 1.5 inch 140 10 x 14 56.50" x 78.5"
6 inch 130 10 x 13 60" x 78" 2 inch 70 7 x 10 58" x 82"
8 inch 70 7 x 10 56" x 80" 2 inch 48 6 x 8 62" x 82"
9 inch 48 6 x 8 54" x 72" 2.5 inch 35 5 x 7 60" x 83"
10 inch 48 6 x 8 60" x 80" 3 inch 24 4 x 6 55" x 81"
12 inch 30 5 x 6 60" x 72" 3 inch 20 4 x 5 63" x 78"

KING SIZE - (75 x 80)
BLOCK SIZE # BLOCKS LAYOUT LAYOUT SIZE SASH WIDTH

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# BLOCKS

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LAYOUT

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LAYOUT SIZE

W/SASH

4 inch 360 18 x 20 72" x 80" 1.5 inch 182 13 x 14 73" x 78.5"
6 inch 156 12 x 13 72" x 78" 2 inch 81 9 x 9 74" x 74"
8 inch 90 9 x 10 72" x 80" 2 inch 56 7 x 8 72" x 82"
9 inch 72 8 x 9 72" x 81" 2.5 inch 30 5 x 6 60" x 71.5"
10 inch 56 7 x 8 70" x 80" 3 inch 24 4 x 6 55" x 81"
12 inch 36 6 x 6 72" x 72" 3 inch 20 4 x 5 63" x 78"


Determine how many quilt blocks you need to Make A Quilt by using 12" blocks using the charts below.

Chart One: use our 12 inch blocks, add 3 inch sashing and 6 inch border.
Quilt Size Dimensions = W x L Blocks Needed Block Layout Sashing Strips Needed Cornerstones Needed
Crib 45 x 60 6 2 x 3 17 12
Lap 60 x 75 12 4 x 3 31 20
Twin 60 x 90 15 5 x 3 38 24
Queen 90 x 90 25 5 x 5 60 36
King 105 x 105 36 6 x 6 84 49

Chart Two: use our 12 inch blocks, NO sashing and 8 inch border.
Quilt Size Dimensions = W x L Blocks Needed Block Layout
Crib 40 x 52 6 2 x 3
Lap 52 x 76 15 3 x 5
Twin 64 x 88 24 4 x 6
Queen 88 x 88 36 6 x 6
King 112 x 112 64 8 x 8
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