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dpayne posted on Fri, May 24 2013 11:28 PM

I am trying to make a American Flag Quilt that will fit a queen side bed but I am have a really hard time figuring out the dimensions. I want it to look normal and the blue be the correct ratio to the stripes. I already have a lot of my squares cut, they are 3 inches by 3 inches. Please help me out! Thank you!

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zoetc49 replied on Fri, May 24 2013 11:48 PM

http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/standard-quilt-sizes.html

Here is one help, this will tell you the size for your quilt.

You said you cut out 3x3 squares, so given 1/4 inch each size, you need to know how many to use. I am going to try to help, but I am sure someone here will have a quilt calculator and come closer than I can.  

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zoetc49 replied on Fri, May 24 2013 11:52 PM

If you go by 60x80, then I think ( and I am guessing here) using 2.5 ( -1/2 inch on sides) would be 24 blocks across on each row. and 32 long.

I know someone else can figure this out better, this is just a try. I will be interested in what others come up with.

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dpayne:

I am trying to make a American Flag Quilt that will fit a queen side bed but I am have a really hard time figuring out the dimensions. I want it to look normal and the blue be the correct ratio to the stripes. I already have a lot of my squares cut, they are 3 inches by 3 inches. Please help me out! Thank you!

my quilt program comes up with 36 W x 40 L....Ithats without borders....are you using a border?

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dpayne:

I am trying to make a American Flag Quilt that will fit a queen side bed but I am have a really hard time figuring out the dimensions. I want it to look normal and the blue be the correct ratio to the stripes. I already have a lot of my squares cut, they are 3 inches by 3 inches. Please help me out! Thank you!

my quilt program comes up with 36 x 40 without borders....are you using a border?

newport, tennessee

 

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dpayne replied on Sat, May 25 2013 8:08 AM

Yes,

 

I was planning on making a three inch boarder. 

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dpayne:

Yes,

 

I was planning on making a three inch boarder. 

Are you planning to do the border as part of the flag or will it frame the flag? is this what you had in mind?? It actually came out 39 x40 to get everything even..

 

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