Ask Jo: Charity Quilt Measurements

I have gotten a lot of question on a few of the charity quilts that have come through….I think most of the people are wanting to replicate the quilts.  I’ll try to answer them all here today….

After seeing this quilt a reader asked the width size of the strips that make the design….the answer is 3 1/2″  This was a VERY popular charity quilt.  Lots of readers commented that they really liked it.  You can read more about it here.

UPDATE:  Another blog reader posted this comment that I missed: “Here is a comment posted by Elley, a blog reader, with link to the free pattern! The lap/baby quilt is Astrodelic and is a free pattern that is on the art gallery fabrics site –”  So if you’d like the pattern, follow that link.



I loved this quilt and I too was inclined to want to replicate it.  It hasn’t happened yet but just might at some point.

Next up…Readers wanted to know the size of this charity quilt block.   Read full post here.  This one was made by Cindy and was also very popular.  On this one the “frame” of the block is made from 2 1/2″ strips and the center block is cut at 5″ square.



This one also made by Cindy was one people wanted to know the square size of….(read full post here).

This one was a little harder.  The center squares were a measurement that just didn’t work the best for my brain or scrap system.  I think it was 7 3/4″.  If I were wanting to replicate this quilt I suggest using 2 1/2″ squares and 6 1/2″ squares.  If you did that, that layout of the quilt as shown would make the quilt turn out to be 58″ x 72″.  It would be easy to add another row to make the quilt just a bit bigger if wanted.

That’s all of the questions for today.

If you are interested in learning more about our charity quilting project, you can ready about it here.

6 thoughts on “Ask Jo: Charity Quilt Measurements”

  1. Debra Hageman

    Can you tell me where I could get the pattern for the cross quilt? I love that, and I have a place in my sewing room where I hang wall hangings….I switch them out by seasons usually, but this one doesn’t need a season. Deb

  2. Thanks, Elley. Although there is an entire rabbit hole of patterns on that site! Jo, thanks for enabling us out here in Blogland. There are so many beautiful quilt designs, not having to re-engineer them sometimes is the difference between, “I love that.” and “I made that!”

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