
First thing you do to make a
quilt using this method, is to plan out your quilt...the length and
width you want it to be, including overhang on sides and end, and
pillow tuck, if you want those. Now, based on those measurements,
divide each by 3"...that will tell you how many rows across and
half squares down you will need. If it doesn't come out an exact
number round UP to the nearest 3". EXAMPLE: You want a
pretty standard full sized Quilt, measuring approx 81" x
88" ...divide each measurement by 3" = 27 by 29.333, or
twenty seven strips across the bed, and 29.333 units
lengthwise...round UP the 29.333 to 30. Drawing this out on graph
paper is a good idea! Now you know that you need thirty half squares
in each half square row, separated by long rows of solid fabric.
Multiply the number of half square rows you will have by 30 in each
row, and that gives you the total number of half squares you need to
make....now... 