# Frequent question: How big should my quilt squares be?

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## How many 12×12 squares make a queen size quilt?

If you are going to make a queen size quilt using 12-inch blocks, you will need 59 blocks.

## How many 5 inch squares do I need for a quilt?

How Many 5-Inch Squares Does it Take to Make a Throw Size Quilt? To make a 54” x 67.5” throw quilt, you will need 180 five-inch squares. You will need 5 charm packs to make a quilt of this size. For a larger throw quilt that is 63″ x 72″, you will need 224 5 inch squares arranged in a 14 square x 16 square grid.

## How many 3 inch squares does it take to make a queen size quilt?

Six rows by six, or 36 squares, with three inch sashes and a three inch sashed border would give you more than enough for your queen size comforter, 93 X 93.

## How do you measure a quilt square?

A—To calculate the size to cut a square for side setting triangles, multiply the finished block size by 1.414 and add 1.25″ for seam allowances. (For example, 10″ block × 1.414 = 14.14 + 1.25″ = 15.39″; rounded up the measurement would be 151⁄2″.)

## How do I calculate how much fabric I need for a quilt?

Multiply the number of strips required by the width of block. In our example, this would by 5.5″ times by 3 strips = 16.5″ of fabric. Thus, in order to cut 18 5.5″ squares out of 45″-wide quilting cotton, we will require 16.5″ (almost half a yard) of fabric measured along the selvage edge.

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## How many 5×5 squares do I need to make a baby quilt?

Charm Packs are an easy way to make a simple baby quilt with a large variety of different but coordinated fabrics. To make a 42″ x 42″ charm pack baby quilt you will need 64 5″ squares – usually 2 Charm Packs is perfect.