I am TERRIBLE at math. I just did a bunch of figuring and my numbers seem pretty high, but maybe not, so I am going to ask those of you who ARE good at math to help me out. I want to make a twin sized quilt with a disappearing four patch pattern using charm squares. There are 42 charm squares to a pack, how many packs of charm squares do I need? This is algerba and let me tell you -- my 7 year old is better at math then me.

If I want a finished quilt (including a 6 inch border) of 70 x 94, I figured that I would need over 8 packs?? Could that be right? If my math is correct, I would need 8 blocks across and 11 down (a four patch would start out with 4 5 inch blocks but would finish at 8 1/2 inches square each, right?) With a 6 inch border on top of that, it would give me 70 x 94. But to get 8 across and 11 down, I would need 88 finished blocks and since there are 4 charms in each finished block, I would need 352 charms??

Someone please check my math please. I want to get the right number of charms, but I don't to overbuy any more than I need to either.

Thanks!!

If I want a finished quilt (including a 6 inch border) of 70 x 94, I figured that I would need over 8 packs?? Could that be right? If my math is correct, I would need 8 blocks across and 11 down (a four patch would start out with 4 5 inch blocks but would finish at 8 1/2 inches square each, right?) With a 6 inch border on top of that, it would give me 70 x 94. But to get 8 across and 11 down, I would need 88 finished blocks and since there are 4 charms in each finished block, I would need 352 charms??

Someone please check my math please. I want to get the right number of charms, but I don't to overbuy any more than I need to either.

Thanks!!

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