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    How many Charm packs for a queen size simple block quilt?

    Hello everyone I'm new...as you can see.

    I would like to know how many Charm packs (42 5" squares) I would need to make a queen size quilt. Or a king size.

    Thank you! And I'm sorry if this has been asked before!

    Jennifer

    Ps. I'm trying to figure this out so I can give my husband my Christmas wish list! LOL!

    #2
    Re: How many Charm packs for a queen size simple block quilt?

    My math stinks but I will check with other people and see what they say. Or you could go to "Ask the MSQC girls" and ask them. They own the shop. Meanwhile I'll check around.
    Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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      #3
      Re: How many Charm packs for a queen size simple block quilt?

      Hello and welcome to the forum!

      I just googles 'how many 5" squares to make a queen size quilt and got a few different answers.
      One site said that a queen size quilt is 60x80". That seemed a tad small for me. Another said they are 86x88". That might be correct. Then another said 90x108" which is counting in extra to use for tucking in and for covering oversized pillows. I would go with the 90x108".
      So to get 90" across you would need 90 divided by 5 is 18 blocks across?
      To get 108" you would need 108 divided by 5 is 22 blocks across so -
      18 x 22 is 396 - wow that's alot of blocks, but then again, they are only 5" big.

      So - if you are using charm packs - let's see - there are 42 in a pack so 396 divided by 42 is 9 packs to get to 378 blocks so you would need 10 packs with some left over - that sounds like alot of charm packs.

      Maybe someone would like to double check this to make sure I am right?

      Hugs,
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        #4
        Re: How many Charm packs for a queen size simple block quilt?

        Hi Trish, I think you are right because it takes 5 packs for a twin and a king is 2 twins So to be safe 10 packs is good.
        Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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          #5
          Re: How many Charm packs for a queen size simple block quilt?

          Standard QUEEN-sized mattress measures 60" x 80."
          Including a 12" drop on the sides and foot brings the queen sized quilt to 84" x 92."

          The finished size of your squares will be 4.5".

          84" divided by 4.5" rounds up to 19 squares across for the width of the quilt.
          92" divided by 4.5" rounds up to 21 squares down for the length of the quilt.
          19 squares for the width times 21 squares for the length = 399 squares.
          399 squares divided by 42 squares per pack - YOU WILL NEED 10 PACKS


          Standard KING-sized mattress measures 76" x 80."
          Including a 12" drop on the sides and foot brings the king sized quilt to 100" x 92."

          100" divided by 4.5" - rounds up to 23 squares
          92" divided by 4.5" - rounds up to 21 squares
          23 X 21 = 483 squares divided by 42 squares per pack - YOU WILL NEED 12 PACKS

          If you have a California King bed you will need more. Just follow my lead on the math to figure out how many more packs you would need.

          You can always add borders to make the quilt longer on the sides if 12" isn't enough. Some mattress are taller than others these days.

          You might want to double check with someone else to make sure I'm right. Good luck!
          Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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            #6
            Re: How many Charm packs for a queen size simple block quilt?

            I know who I'm going to with a math problem next time, lol!
            PS - I think like you Trish; Google is my encyclopedia.
            hugs
            Blondie


            Originally posted by rebeccas-sewing View Post
            Standard QUEEN-sized mattress measures 60" x 80."
            Including a 12" drop on the sides and foot brings the queen sized quilt to 84" x 92."

            The finished size of your squares will be 4.5".

            84" divided by 4.5" rounds up to 19 squares across for the width of the quilt.
            92" divided by 4.5" rounds up to 21 squares down for the length of the quilt.
            19 squares for the width times 21 squares for the length = 399 squares.
            399 squares divided by 42 squares per pack - YOU WILL NEED 10 PACKS


            Standard KING-sized mattress measures 76" x 80."
            Including a 12" drop on the sides and foot brings the king sized quilt to 100" x 92."

            100" divided by 4.5" - rounds up to 23 squares
            92" divided by 4.5" - rounds up to 21 squares
            23 X 21 = 483 squares divided by 42 squares per pack - YOU WILL NEED 12 PACKS

            If you have a California King bed you will need more. Just follow my lead on the math to figure out how many more packs you would need.

            You can always add borders to make the quilt longer on the sides if 12" isn't enough. Some mattress are taller than others these days.

            You might want to double check with someone else to make sure I'm right. Good luck!
            Sewing mends the soul.
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              #7
              Re: How many Charm packs for a queen size simple block quilt?

              OMG! Thank you ladies so much!

              I have a queen size bed May I ask for one more math problem to be solved?

              How many charm packs, 42 each 10" squares, would I need for my queen size bed with a 12' drop on the sides and bottom?

              I promise I wont ask anymore questions! LOL!

              Thank you
              Last edited by jenbuggy85; December 7, 2010, 09:05 PM.

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                #8
                Re: How many Charm packs for a queen size simple block quilt?

                You mean you want to use a Layer Cake instead of charms? Each layer cake =4 charms.
                Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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                  #9
                  Re: How many Charm packs for a queen size simple block quilt?

                  Here you go ladies! Don't know how accurate this is but I found this on Ebay under their free quides:

                  HOW MANY BLOCKS DO I NEED TO MAKE MY QUILT??
                  10" BLOCKS
                  We are providing quilters with these handy charts of some of the more popular block sizes in hopes that it will provide quidance and the information necessary to purchase or make the correct number of blocks. There are so many beautiful block kits available on Ebay today but many quilters are uncertain of how many blocks they will need to purchase in order to make their quilt.
                  The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
                  Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!

                  CRIB size = 30" x 40"
                  12 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 3 x 4

                  TWIN size = 40" x 80"
                  32 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 4 x 8

                  FULL Size = 60" x 80"
                  48 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 6 x 8

                  QUEEN Size = 60" x 80"
                  48 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 6 x 8

                  KING Size = 80" x 80"
                  64 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 8 x 8




                  8" BLOCKS
                  8" blocks are such a common size now with so many precut quilt kits available today.
                  Knowing how many you need for your desired size quilt can be very confusing.
                  Hopefully the chart below will give you some guidance and get rid of a lot of the confusion .
                  The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
                  Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!

                  CRIB size = 24" x 48"
                  18 Eight Inch Blocks
                  Layout = 3 x 6

                  TWIN size = 40" x 80"
                  50 Eight Inch Blocks
                  Layout = 5 x 10

                  FULL Size = 56" x 80"
                  70 Eight Inch Blocks
                  Layout = 7 x 10

                  QUEEN Size = 64" x 80"
                  80 Eight Inch Blocks
                  Layout = 8 x 10

                  KING Size = 80" x 80"
                  100 Eight Inch Blocks
                  Layout = 10 x 10




                  6" BLOCKS
                  We are providing quilters with these handy charts of some of the more popular block sizes in hopes that it will provide quidance and the information necessary to purchase or make the correct number of blocks. There are so many beautiful block kits available on Ebay today but many quilters are uncertain of how many blocks they will need to purchase in order to make their quilt.
                  The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
                  Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!

                  CRIB size = 24" x 48"
                  32 Six Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 4 x 8

                  TWIN size = 40" x 80"
                  91 Six Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 7 x 13

                  FULL Size = 56" x 80"
                  117 Six Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 9 x 13

                  QUEEN Size = 64" x 80"
                  130 Six Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 10 x 13

                  KING Size = 80" x 80"
                  182 Six Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 13 x 14



                  How many 5" charms do I need to complete my quilt?

                  We are providing quilters with these handy charts of some of the more popular block sizes in hopes that it will provide quidance and the information necessary to purchase or make the correct number of blocks or quilt squares / charms. There are so many beautiful block kits and charm packs available on Ebay today but many quilters are uncertain of how many blocks they will need to purchase in order to make their quilt.
                  The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
                  Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!

                  CRIB size = 25" x 45"
                  45 Five Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 5 x 9

                  TWIN size = 40" x 75"
                  120 Five Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 8 x 15

                  FULL Size = 55" x 75"
                  165 Five Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 11 x 15

                  QUEEN Size = 60" x 80"
                  192 Five Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 12 x 16

                  KING Size = 80" x 80"
                  256 Five Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 16 x 16



                  4" BLOCKS
                  We are providing quilters with these handy charts of some of the more popular block sizes in hopes that it will provide quidance and the information necessary to purchase or make the correct number of blocks. There are so many beautiful block kits available on Ebay today but many quilters are uncertain of how many blocks they will need to purchase in order to make their quilt.
                  The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
                  Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!

                  CRIB size = 24" x 48"
                  72 Four Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 6 x 12

                  TWIN size = 40" x 80"
                  190 Four Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 10 x 19

                  FULL Size = 56" x 80"
                  266 Four Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 14 x 19

                  QUEEN Size = 64" x 80"
                  300 Four Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 15 x 20

                  KING Size = 80" x 80"
                  380 Four Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 19 x 20



                  3" BLOCKS
                  By popular demand we are adding a chart for 3" blocks or squares.
                  The 3" (and 2") square is very frequently the square used for WATERCOLOR quilting.
                  With this chart you will know exactly how many squares you need to purchase to make your desired size quilt or wallhanging.
                  The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
                  Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!

                  CRIB size = 24" x 48"
                  128 Three Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 8 x 16

                  TWIN size = 40" x 80"
                  325 Three Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 13 x 25

                  FULL Size = 56" x 80"
                  450 Three Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 18 x 25

                  QUEEN Size = 64" x 80"
                  540 Three Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 20 x 27

                  KING Size = 80" x 80"
                  702 Three Inch Blocks Needed
                  Layout = 26 x 27
                  Linda
                  -its not the number of breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away!

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                    #10
                    Re: How many Charm packs for a queen size simple block quilt?

                    wow, that's a lot of math.

                    But very helpful, also for me.

                    thx girls

                    I have still problems with konverting inches in metric-system to figure out how big it is.
                    hugs and Happy quilting :icon_hug:

                    Carmen ;) from Germany, Rentweinsdorf

                    Check out my blog: www.bambine007.blog.de

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                      #11
                      Re: How many Charm packs for a queen size simple block quilt?

                      SewBee thanks so much. I am coping and pasting that to my documents for future reference!
                      Patrice

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                        #12
                        Re: How many Charm packs for a queen size simple block quilt?

                        Good info...thanks

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                          #13
                          Re: How many Charm packs for a queen size simple block quilt?

                          The twin charm quilt is a 12x16 layout. That's why you need 5 charm packs. Then you add your boarder. But at least you get a general idea from these measurements. Thanks for the info Sewbee. Hugs, Jan
                          Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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                            #14
                            Re: How many Charm packs for a queen size simple block quilt?

                            It's important to make a distinction between squares and blocks. A square is just a piece of fabric with equal measurements on all sides. A block is made from several pieces of fabric (squares, rectangles, triangles, etc.) sewn together to create a design. And then the blocks are sewn together to make the quilt top, table runner, whatever.

                            When you look at charts like the one from eBay, make absolutely sure that they are not using "block" and "square" to describe the same thing.

                            Also, all blocks are not created equal. To determine how many squares (charms, mini-charms, layer cakes) you need to make a bed covering, you should pick out your pattern first and find out how many cut pieces are required to make one block. For example, is it a simple four-patch? Then this means you would need FOUR squares to make one block. If it's a 9-patch, you will need NINE squares to make one block.

                            The more complicated the block pattern, the more pieces you will need and the more seams there will be in each block. This means that a 4-patch block made from charms will measure larger than a 9-patch made from charms. And a 9-patch block made using charms only will measure larger than a basic 9-patch block design such as Shoo Fly or Greek Cross.

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                              #15
                              Re: How many Charm packs for a queen size simple block quilt?

                              Originally posted by Sewbee View Post
                              Here you go ladies! Don't know how accurate this is but I found this on Ebay under their free quides:

                              HOW MANY BLOCKS DO I NEED TO MAKE MY QUILT??
                              10" BLOCKS
                              We are providing quilters with these handy charts of some of the more popular block sizes in hopes that it will provide quidance and the information necessary to purchase or make the correct number of blocks. There are so many beautiful block kits available on Ebay today but many quilters are uncertain of how many blocks they will need to purchase in order to make their quilt.
                              The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
                              Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!

                              CRIB size = 30" x 40"
                              12 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 3 x 4

                              TWIN size = 40" x 80"
                              32 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 4 x 8

                              FULL Size = 60" x 80"
                              48 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 6 x 8

                              QUEEN Size = 60" x 80"
                              48 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 6 x 8

                              KING Size = 80" x 80"
                              64 Ten Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 8 x 8




                              8" BLOCKS
                              8" blocks are such a common size now with so many precut quilt kits available today.
                              Knowing how many you need for your desired size quilt can be very confusing.
                              Hopefully the chart below will give you some guidance and get rid of a lot of the confusion .
                              The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
                              Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!

                              CRIB size = 24" x 48"
                              18 Eight Inch Blocks
                              Layout = 3 x 6

                              TWIN size = 40" x 80"
                              50 Eight Inch Blocks
                              Layout = 5 x 10

                              FULL Size = 56" x 80"
                              70 Eight Inch Blocks
                              Layout = 7 x 10

                              QUEEN Size = 64" x 80"
                              80 Eight Inch Blocks
                              Layout = 8 x 10

                              KING Size = 80" x 80"
                              100 Eight Inch Blocks
                              Layout = 10 x 10




                              6" BLOCKS
                              We are providing quilters with these handy charts of some of the more popular block sizes in hopes that it will provide quidance and the information necessary to purchase or make the correct number of blocks. There are so many beautiful block kits available on Ebay today but many quilters are uncertain of how many blocks they will need to purchase in order to make their quilt.
                              The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
                              Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!

                              CRIB size = 24" x 48"
                              32 Six Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 4 x 8

                              TWIN size = 40" x 80"
                              91 Six Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 7 x 13

                              FULL Size = 56" x 80"
                              117 Six Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 9 x 13

                              QUEEN Size = 64" x 80"
                              130 Six Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 10 x 13

                              KING Size = 80" x 80"
                              182 Six Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 13 x 14



                              How many 5" charms do I need to complete my quilt?

                              We are providing quilters with these handy charts of some of the more popular block sizes in hopes that it will provide quidance and the information necessary to purchase or make the correct number of blocks or quilt squares / charms. There are so many beautiful block kits and charm packs available on Ebay today but many quilters are uncertain of how many blocks they will need to purchase in order to make their quilt.
                              The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
                              Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!

                              CRIB size = 25" x 45"
                              45 Five Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 5 x 9

                              TWIN size = 40" x 75"
                              120 Five Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 8 x 15

                              FULL Size = 55" x 75"
                              165 Five Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 11 x 15

                              QUEEN Size = 60" x 80"
                              192 Five Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 12 x 16

                              KING Size = 80" x 80"
                              256 Five Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 16 x 16



                              4" BLOCKS
                              We are providing quilters with these handy charts of some of the more popular block sizes in hopes that it will provide quidance and the information necessary to purchase or make the correct number of blocks. There are so many beautiful block kits available on Ebay today but many quilters are uncertain of how many blocks they will need to purchase in order to make their quilt.
                              The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
                              Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!

                              CRIB size = 24" x 48"
                              72 Four Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 6 x 12

                              TWIN size = 40" x 80"
                              190 Four Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 10 x 19

                              FULL Size = 56" x 80"
                              266 Four Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 14 x 19

                              QUEEN Size = 64" x 80"
                              300 Four Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 15 x 20

                              KING Size = 80" x 80"
                              380 Four Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 19 x 20



                              3" BLOCKS
                              By popular demand we are adding a chart for 3" blocks or squares.
                              The 3" (and 2") square is very frequently the square used for WATERCOLOR quilting.
                              With this chart you will know exactly how many squares you need to purchase to make your desired size quilt or wallhanging.
                              The number of blocks in our chart below are based on the mattress size only.
                              Add extra blocks or borders for drop at sides of mattress. Happy Quilting!

                              CRIB size = 24" x 48"
                              128 Three Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 8 x 16

                              TWIN size = 40" x 80"
                              325 Three Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 13 x 25

                              FULL Size = 56" x 80"
                              450 Three Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 18 x 25

                              QUEEN Size = 64" x 80"
                              540 Three Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 20 x 27

                              KING Size = 80" x 80"
                              702 Three Inch Blocks Needed
                              Layout = 26 x 27
                              This is very helpful!
                              Thank you so much for posting! I needed information about the full size with 6 inch blocks... You saved my brain cells!
                              :icon_wave:

                              Have a wonderful day!

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