Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Stacked Squares Quilt - Sizing Options

Every few weeks for the past couple years, I receive an email from someone asking me help them figure out cutting instructions for the Stacked Squares Quilt in a different size. So finally I took some time this evening and figured out cutting instructions for a few different sizes and posted them here so that they are readily accessible.
I originally made this quilt for the Moda Bake Shop, so if you would like directions on piecing the quilt, all of that information can be found on this post.

One caveat: these are the minimum number of squares and strips that you would need to make each size.  You might notice that the numbers I give for the lap quilt are lower than when I listed in the tutorial; that is because I made extra blocks to make sure that I had plenty of variety and layout options.  I highly recommend making a few extra blocks than what is listed below, especially for smaller quilts, but you could make it with what is listed in the table.

I did not list yardage here, since that really depends on how many different prints you use in your quilt. So instead, I created a document for calculating approximate yardage. If you click here, it will (hopefully) open a spreadsheet where you can fill in the yellow boxes and the spreadsheet will give you approximate yardage based on how many different prints you plan to use in your quilt.  This calculator assumes that you are able to cut (4) 10" squares from a 10"xWOF (width of fabric) strip of fabric.

This is one of my favorite quilts that I have made and I have loved seeing new versions of it pop up online.
Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation
Julie from Chicken Julie
Jessie from Measuring Success
Kathy from Hamel's Thread
If you make your own version, I would love to see it!

4 comments :

  1. Love this pattern! It is so unique. Thank you for sharing. I will have to try the crib size sometime. Love all the different fabrics used in all of the beautiful quilts.

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  2. Erica, it's an beautiful pattern and great for showing off bigger prints too. You are so nice to figure out the different sizes!

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  3. Well I've pinned it and can't wait to try one of my own. Well I have 2 quilts I'm working on now then I'll try

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  4. it is such a great quilt pattern. Thanks for featuring mine in your photos. I actually modified the cutting instructions to use fat quarters instead of precuts, cutting one full block from each fat quarter. I don't know if you can tell, but the center squares finish at 8 inches. The number of fat quarters you would need is exactly the number of blocks you are planning to make. It is such a fun quilt with a wonderful illusion!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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