Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Welcome, Linda, hope you love it here. Don't worry, you will learn more from the quilters here than you ever wanted to know. You will get tons of advice on every question you pose, no doubt with several contradictions, lol. Please add your two cents to any and every conversation you read, us long time quilters need a fresh response from time to time. Enjoy.
Linda, you are going to love MQP. I've only been on it a few months and have already met some very helpful quilters. You will find a lot of 'friends' who can give assistance with almost any problem you encounter. Good luck. Keep quilting.
Linda, the 10 minute block is supremely easy and you can make a whole quilt in an afternoon. You still have time to do one of those if you purchase a layer cake to do it with, they are already the 10" size Suzanne recommends so all you have to do is sew them. If you have the space you can set your ironing board near enough to your sewing machine, lower it down to where you can reach, then you don't have to stand to press your seams, no cutting to worry about and you'll be done with it faster than you can imagine.
Wishing some good luck to you and hubby to heal quickly, it's amazing how much silly accidents can sideline us. They get all of us at some time.
I had already bought the material for his bed, I am going to do a throw, he is 6 ft tall, so I will have to make it big enough for him. I decided to wait until I can stand, but your idea sounds great, I am not sure how many layer cakes I would need for his bed. I bought yardage in brown, turquoise & cream. Then my DIL tells me she told me wrong the blue-green that she told me is more on the green side than the blue, so I might get him the layer cakes after all. Boy, I will be glad to find a way to go shopping by myself, I am using a rolling cart with a sm. seat it does not fold, I can only stand on one foot, my wheelchair is small & heavy for me to get out of the car. Someone or something has determined that I cant shop for fabric this month. LOL!!!
Not shop for fabric? noooooooooooooo.. you can always order it online..and you should only need one layer cake.. after all just two blocks and you're already at 40" up and down. I know what you mean about making it big enough though.. my boyfriend is 6'5" so the crazy quilt he claimed before I was halfway done with had to be lengthened quite a bit more than I was planning so it would be comfortable for him to use on the couch.
Huh?? LOL!! Ok, you have me confused!! If a layer cake is 10", by the time you stitch it's down to 9 inches, you at least need for a 6 ft tall man 80", 6 x 12 is 72, I am not sure how many I would need across, I havent gotten that far figured out yet. Boy I am sure glad your there for me. I am not sure at this time what I would need for a twin bed, because I am too scared to do a twin size quilt, that is why I wanted to do a throw, and still be big enough for him. Hope you can straighten me out. Because this would be great, I could use the other material for the other gson.
The charms are 10", seam allowance makes them 9.5" when stitched.
You need 5 of them to make one block, 4 in a grid and one in the middle= a 19" block ...
you put two blocks together, it's 38",
add blocks as needed to get the width and length you want.. there's usually around 42 10" charms in a layer cake.
A twin size quilt is approx. 54x 90 inches, so if you make three blocks across that will get you 57" wide,
five blocks down will get you 97.5", which should be plenty long enough for your tall guy.
3*5 = 15 blocks, 5 charms per block = 75 charms, you'll need two layer cakes.
You can also do it 2 blocks wide by 4 blocks long and add a nice wide border treatment to get the width and length you want.
Then you'd only need one layer cake (40 charms) and the yardage for the border. This is probably what I would do since you've already bought some yardage.
You're welcome, good luck and don't forget to post us a picture, we thrive on visual aids here, lol. And feel better, hope it heals up quick..for you and hubby.