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Eleanor says in order to figure out how many patches you need to make - measure quilt top where you want to place border and divide by 4.
This is where I need your help:
I am making a smaller Ribbon Border. My A & B squares are 4 1/2" and my C is 4" squares. These are smaller blocks - so... I'm confused.. Does dividing it by 4 mean the 4 sides? Or does it mean she rounded off the final block size of 4 1/2" to 4" ? What number do I use to divide to determine how many blocks I need? Please help.
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If you measure the length of the side you want to put the border on in inches ( say it's 40 inches ), and your finished block is 4 inches, then to determine how many blocks you need for that side you divide 40 by 4 and you find you need 10 of the 4 inch blocks for that side. If your quilt is square you would then multiply 10 per side times the 4 sides, and you would need 40 blocks for all 4 sides total. You will still need 4 corner stones for the 4 corners. Making a total of 44 blocks for the quilt.
Of course, if it isn't a square you need to measure and determine each side.
Hope that helps.
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