Here's my problem ... how many squares do I need in total? Up until now, I just made lap quilts and whatever size they ended up ... end of discussion.
Spent some time looking this stuff up on the internet, there are a number of different recommended sizes for queen size quilts. I also measured the comforter I have on the bed now and came up with another measure.
In my recent order from Pink Chalk Fabrics, she included a Standard Quilt Size chart (how timely was that!!!) and yes ... it recommended yet another size ;-).
I have run a calculation below based on the Pink Chalk card:
A couple of questions for you experienced quilters out there ...
- Do you reco 86" x 93" for a queen size quilt (I have a standard mattress ... no pillow top)
- I'm using 7% shrinkage based on what I experienced on smaller quilts (I don't prewash fabric)
- Is there anything else I should consider before I finalize the number of squares that I'm going to need?