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Sherry posted on Sat, Nov 10 2012 10:37 AM

I am making a french braid quilt for my niece for her wedding. king size! found a pattern that sounds pretty easy to use in mccall's sept/oct issue. it uses and 8" foundation paper to start each row. am thinking of 3-4 inch sashing between the rows vertically. my question, how do i figure out how many frenc braids to make and how long they  need to be? i just want them on the main part of the matteress. will put borders on the sides.

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gini replied on Sat, Nov 10 2012 12:25 PM
  Name Mattress Sizes
  Twin Mattress 39" wide x 75" long
  Twin XL Mattress 39" wide x 80" long
  Full Mattress 54" wide x 75" long
  Full XL Mattress 54" wide x 80" long
  Queen Mattress 60" wide x 80" long
  Cal-King Mattress 72" wide x 84" long
  King Mattress 76" wide x 80" long
  King Split Mattress 76" wide x 80" long
(Two Twin XL Mattresses)

a king matress is 76" wide by 80" long.

you need to know how wide each braid is to figure out how many braids across you need.   then,  make them long enough to fit the above measurements.  

gini in north idaho

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Hi Sherry, I look forward to seeing your finished project

Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy & sorrow, stitched with love

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