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    Default How many charms packs?

    Good Morning!

    I know you all have answered this many times, how many charms packs do I need for a couch thow quilt? I want to do a disappearing nine patch. Then how do I calculate the yardage for binding and border? I am not a math whiz so this is difficult for me. I am getting back into quilting and I need to relearn many things. I have gone to the moda website and that is confusing for me. I must not be reading it correctly....I feel a little embarassed asking probably such a simple question!

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    Default Re: How many charms packs?

    I recommend you buy three charm packs. It can be done with two packs if you add borders, but it's nice to have the flexibility to choose the fabrics you like best and also play with the layout. After sewing all your charms together into large 9 patch blocks and slicing those large blocks into 4 smaller blocks, you will end up with 56 blocks (if your charm packs have 42 squares). You could lay your blocks out 7x8 and add a border to get a very nice size throw!

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    Default Re: How many charms packs?

    A member here gave me this .I can't find the post so I'm so glad I saved it!

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    Here's what I just found and saved on my computer.

    Hope this helps.


    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 wall hanging.
    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


    Lorie

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    Default Re: How many charms packs?

    Lorie, that's perfect!!! I just saved it to my iPad notes so I will always have it with me!
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: How many charms packs?

    Your so welcome

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    Default Re: How many charms packs?

    Thanks Lori this list is awesome!
    Have a Sewonderful Day,
    Mary T.

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    Default Re: How many charms packs?

    Wow, that well sure come in handy. Thank you for sharing.
    Jackie J

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    Default Re: How many charms packs?

    Wow I forgot I saved this! lol Thanks for bringing it back up!



    Lorie

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    Default Re: How many charms packs?

    Thank you for the information and as you can see there are no stupid questions here.
    Lisa

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    Default Re: How many charms packs?

    personally i'd go for 4 charm packs, i dont think 3 is anywhere near enough for a throw...and instead of buying 4 charm packs, you buy one layer cake and cut it into quarters, much cheaper...considering 1 layer cake barely makes a decent throw, once you lose heaps more in seams you would need the 4 charm packs

    cheers, pami

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