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The All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool has been on Kimberly's sewing room bookshelf for years. When C&T Publishing decided to release a second edition, we couldn't wait to feature it as a Book of the Month! This handy guide has helped many aspiring quilt designers get their feet wet, aiding them with the dreaded quilt math that you will eventually grow to love.

There are many measurements and calculations that go into a quilt. What are the calculations for a half square triangle? How big is a standard twin sized quilt? How much backing/binding/batting do I need? With this reference book by your side, you will never wonder again.

Today we are giving away THREE copies of the new All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool to three lucky winners. Are you a new quilter or a budding quilt designer? This book will help you along the way.

To enter, comment below on this post and let us know what quilt math calculations always trip you up. Winners will be chosen Monday, March 10. Good luck!

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«Oldest ‹Older 1 – 200 of 333 Newer› Newest»Good morning! Setting triangles always give me problems. It looks like the book would be very helpful.

Hi Kimberly, I always struggle with Flying Geese, they are my nemesis without a doubt!! This book could be the answers to my prayers!!! Kerry x

Figuring the back of a quilt with a one-way design on the fabric

Flying Geese are tricky to me. This book would be great to have!

Can't wait to see this book!

Measurements for half square triangles are always puzzling to me. :o(

It all is a puzzle to me! I'd love to design my own quilts, but feel afraid to veer out of the already done patterns!

Binding! That's what I'm always trying to calculate. I'm also always trying to figure out how to use sets of fabric in the most economical ways.

What an awesome tool! I'm thinking every quilter needs a copy! As for me, setting triangles always give me fits, although it sounds like I'll be referring to a multitude of information in this gem. Thanks so much!

The question is what part of the math doesn't trip me up

I am no math whiz but usually figure it out.

Ruth

Always struggling with those hst's. this book would come in handy!

cpoot at telus dot net

Backings. I always buy way more than I need, especially if it's directional.

I finally figured out HSTs but flying geese elude me every time!

HST give me fits!

I always have a heck of a time trying to get the backing squared off with an extra 4 inches on each side. I know it is probably easy for most but it makes me cry.

You have to do math?

Thanks for the opportunity to enter:)

I always have problems figuring my backing fabric This looks like the perfect book for me :-D

I still rummage through papers to find my printed info on HST and flying geese, this book would help a lot!

Math has never been my strongest subject. Every time I cut, I measure and measure and measure again before doing the cut itself. Never confident with myself.

hedgehog52@yahoo.com

I have trouble figuring out the backing fabric. Thanks for the chance to win!

Any tool that does triangle maths for me is a winner in my book!!

I struggle with all quilt math. I really really have problems with HST or QST.

I would love to master Flying Geese!

Most of the quilt math I don't have a problem with but having a good reference would be nice to have.

HSt are my nemesis!

Forget the mat., What really happens is...make a sample, then make a couple more resizes til I stumble upon the right size and find I didn't write it down so make another test piece to double check. lol C.

I have a habit of forgetting to add seam allowances when calculating the strips needed to make a long stretch of plain (i.e. unpieced) border - I seem to forget that those three pieces need to be joined together before they can be attached to the quilt! I now draw a diagram and put arrows either side of the seam lines so I know to add 0.25" on for each arrow - sounds daft but it works!

Forget the math. What really happens is...make a sample, then make a couple more resizes til I stumble upon the right size and find I didn't write it down so make another test piece to double check. lol C.

Wonderful, need one of these for quick reference.

debilohr at sbcglobal dot com

How about everything! I need help! I just stumble my way thru right now and that really isn't good! I could really use this!

To avoid having to do ANY math, I just chose a pattern and make one of the sizes included. I even ask the people at the LQS if the fabric choice I have made will look okay in the pattern.

Its those dang Flying Geese and setting triangles...argh! Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

Bias binding calculations!! YIKES!

I always struggle with what size square to cut to make the triangles in a 'Square in a Square' block.

I'd love this reference book. I'm new to quilting but like trying new things with each quilt....it would certainly save me some time to have this handy reference guide

Wow the book looks great. I always have trouble working put how much fabric I need for the backing. Thanks for the chance to win!

figuring out the total quilt size for 60 degree triangles or hexagons trips me up sometimes. thanks for the giveaway!

I always forget the HST formula to make squares. Thanks for the great giveaway!

that looks neat! I am a quilter of 30 years now but always looking for things to help me I can never remember the how to's for setting triangles and other things.

Anything other than 90 degree angles, haha.

This books looks like the perfect thing for me! I am new to quilting that usually call my friend but having this handy would help. I am a visual person and need to see the pictures!! It would be awesome to win!

Any kind of triangles! For some reason I just can't get them right. This book sound great.

Thanks for the chance.

Debi Horne

debihorne54@yahoo.com

I'm a beginner and it's all still a puzzle! I tried making a pencil roll a couple months ago - and forgot to calculate in the seam allowances!

I struggle with calculating yardages for so many blocks.

My maths errors are calculating blocks when increasing quilt sizes. I usually add a row to the length and miss a row on the width. This book might just cure it for me

I am in the growing stage and need all the help I can get. This sounds like a grand addition! Thanks for the opportunity and the information.

I would love to win this great book. I know it would help me with pattern design

Thanks for the chance to win.

Shawn

Calculating how much fabric to buy is always a bit tricky. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

HELLO,how neat is this book! I manage the math,but can't remember it,so end up re-figuring most of the time! Thanks for a neat giveaway!

cobaltt16@yahoo.com

I've only used tutorials and pre-cuts so far. I would feel like I could tackle my own design if I had this book. Thanks for the chance.

Triangles are often head scratching for me, I never think terribly efficiently when upsizing.

Thanks for the chance to win :o)

If quilting didn't have so much math it would be perfect! It's the second-guessing measurements that gets me every time!! I think it's right, I make a plan to cut... And then re-work the calculator again! Thanks for the chance to enter - this book I'm sure will help with quilting perfection! Keera x

Sounds like a great book. I get confused with half square triangles and binding, so I just go go go and then sometimes wrong.

I always screw up the backing fabric measurements. There's a reason all my baby quilts are 40" wide!

I struggle with counting yardage most

I am the WORST at any sort of math so I would say that they all fluster me

I'd love a quick, easy reference for corner setting triangles for blocks on point.

I actually enjoy the math part! Crazy I know

Always need help with all calculations....beginner quilter here!

HST and mitred corners!

I can never remember the sizes and formulas for things!

Triangles definitely get me.

Triangles always throw me.

This would be so helpful. I'm HOPELESS at math, and often have to redo things when working on quilts.

I am terrible at math, so this would all around be helpful!

I hate calculation of HST..so I prefer simple jelly roll or charm square quilts...would love to win.

When the measurement is 3 7/8 or 2 7/8, something with a 7/8 on the end and I have to cut that or whatever. I usually just go up 1/8th and then cut off the excess.

Translating a pattern from a lap to a larger size. I think I get everything correct and in the end, not so much.

This looks like a wonderful reference for quilt making. Triangles are usually a nemesis of mine ;^)

Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful book.

Half square triangles are hard for me to figure out. This book will help me. Math wasn't my favorite subject...

I'm new to quilting, so I need a reference just to figure out what we're talking about!

I am just a beginner... So I need help with everything. I have to run to the computer all of the time to google how many squares I can get or how much yardage I need. This book will put everything right at my finger tips.

Looks like a great reference book to have

hst usually give me a fit along with yardage calcuations

Triangles! I'll design a design on graph paper and then get tripped up figuring out how big I actually need to cut the triangles (or really, anything that's not a rectangle or square)

What a fabulous resource for us new quilters!!

I must have math anxiety... triangles, geese and the like give me heartburn but o do I love them;)Any help would be awesome:)

I am an engineer so math isn't the issue...but sometimes having a reference just in case. I am always in the market for a good reference tool.

Hi!!! This is my second year in quilting and the bindind is very difficult for me...but so far so is so many other things!!!! Would be great to have this book!!!! Thank You

Corner triangle and flying geese are my biggest fear. This book will be a good asset to have.

jchiagan at yahoo dot com

Wow, I can't think how many times I've wished I had something like this! For setting triangles, half-square triangles, quilt sizes, etc! I'd LOVE to have this! Thanks for the chance to win.

This would be very helpful!! Having a BA in English,

I was never great in geometry which causes problems when I quilt. Thanks for chance to win!!!

I have a hard time calculating binding.

I'm a newbie to quilting and this book would be a big help. I hope I win!

I am still learning piecing, and HST's are particularly challenging.

Flying Geese and side/corner setting triangles!

I struggle with figuring out how to turn a small quilt pattern (like baby sized) into a large quilt (like king or bigger!) and how much fabric to buy for the larger size. I also struggle with figuring out how much backing I need.

Oh my yes! I need! Setting triangles are the worst! Never can figure out what size triangle I need to fit with squares on point.

I usually use a pattern, so would love to have this book to venture out of my comfort zone.

Triangles! They get me every time.

I always get stumped when I need to do the triangles for settings or for square in a square! Usually I cut my triangles overly large and trim to size. Thanks for the chance to make life easier by giving us the answers!

ANY triangle is my nemesis, which is why I need this book!

Half-square triangles are what I need help with. I've been making up my own patterns, just winging it and it would be helpful to have this reference book.

tstanulis@mac.com

Flying geese! I've never done square in a square block before...so maybe that one too.

Jan at jcmcenter@msn.com

I have trouble with calculating fabric for bias binding and HST.

Like many others, I would probably use this book for HSTs and Flying Geese!

This month marks 1 year since I started to sew 'blocks' and...I can't stop. I've already filled 4 binders with patterns and pictures for future projects.

Calculating diagonals are my hardest so far.

I have a hard time on how to figure out how much fabric I would need to make a quilt bigger than the pattern is written for, I always seem to want to make them bigger!

I'm a beginner so it is all pretty challenging for me!

i always have trouble figuring yardage for sashing and borders. thanks for the giveaway.

Hst always get me

Matching 1/2 square triangles to squares.

This book looks terrific! This is a must for any quilter's library!

I am hoping this helps me with my triangle piecing. Plus I always seem to end up short in buying the right amount of fabric. Can't wait to check it out.

I always need help with Math this looks like a fabulous reference guide!

While math rarely trips me up (I have a degree in a Mathematics), it definitely saves time to not have to calculate everything yourself.

half square triangles are my nemesis when it comes to final sizes!

Flying geese and setting triangles give me problems.

With a degree in math, I would be loathe to admit that I could not figure what I need. I can and do but always add a "chunk" more of fabric to be sure!

Would love to own a copy and not have to scratch it all out on the back of an envelope.

Hst

For me, the hardest quilt math situation is how to create backing larger than the quilt top.

Math is my nemesis, period. I freak out if I have to figure anything out on my own. This book would be so handy to have!

Setting triangles when I place blocks on point. This book looks great!

What an awesome book to have. I only work with patterns that I don't have to do the calculations. This would help in doing my own designs. I'm a regular customer so while I would love to win it I will also buy it if I don't win.

I have trouble with flying geese,this would be a wonderful reference book for when I am just not sure of my figures,Thsnks for a chance to win one

Math has always been a nightmare for me. I squeaked through college math and then became a mom whose kids had to stop asking math questions by the fifth grade. Now with quilting, I often need help. This book would be a great help for me.

Triangles are hard for me as in HST, setting triangles, and flying geese. This book looks amazing.

OMG. Setting triangles and corners. I never get it right. I really need this reference book.

I tend to cut a little larger than needed and trim down to the correct size - like with HST. Looks like a helpful book.

Quarter inch seam is my biggest challenge...would love to have a copy of this book

I like to make bias bindings, and keep misplacing the dog-eared photocopy of a friend's book page that she gave me years ago. It has a chart on it telling you how much fabric you'll need for the length and width of binding you want. This book would be a lifesaver! Ruth in FL

That whole 7/8" thing for triangles throws me every time! I just don't understand it. Why not add a whole inch and then trim down? That's what I always end up doing. :)

The 3/8 and the 7/8 get me. I would love this book and then I could leave my friend Gail alone!!!!

Looks like a great book! Setting triangles get tricky and for some reason I screw up quilt backs (which really shouldn't be complicated).

Don't think I am stupid, but figuring the fabric for the backing without waste is hard for me

I think my worse problem is figuring out how large of a square to make to do bias binding

Flying geese are the bane of my existence, at least that is the way if feels sometimes. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous resource!

If it's math, I have a problem! Thanks for the chance to win.

Setting triangles are a mystery to me. Carolann427@aol.com

Setting triangles drive me crazy!

Changing block size to something different than the pattern; especially blocks with numerous pieces.

I don't know how to scale a quilt block up or down to fit a project. Hope this book will help.

I gotta have one!!!

How much fabric is necessary for the backing and how to lay it out.

ALL of them! lol. I hate math.

there are a couple of calculations that I always have to look up - half square triangles in particular ! thanks so much for the chance to win this handy book and for the special for those who don't win !!

How many strips or squares of a certain size I can cut out of a specific fabric size(yardage, jelly strip or fat quarter). Would be nice to have a one spot go to source. How many five inch squares can I cut from a yard of fabric!

Oh many as metric is my countries system but many patterns are in English measurements. And I love designing quilts and give them away as free patterns. But it is more difficult to design both ways and still be accurate. I always rewrite my patterns so English speaking people can use it too. I am from the Netherlands. Hugs,

Marianna B.

Setting Triangles!

All to a certain degree give me pause, but the three that really cause me problems are the half-square and quarter-square triangles and then the square in a square. I may never design anything, but I sure would love to know how to figure the math! Thanks for the chance to win a great helper!!!!

Oh my, a book that would help me with flying geese? Wonderful!! Of course, I'm sure this book is chock full of great quilty things!

Figuring out yardage always sets me back! This book looks wonderful for my quilty projects.

Well, as a new quilter, I am relying on someone telling me the measurements, but I just learned about the magic 8 for HST, now if I could just figure out how to figure those out! :) this book looks great!

Any help with math would save my time. More time for sewing ...Yay!

I don't mind doing the math...most of the time..however, having it all laid out in a book would be fabulous!

I need this!!!! Would love to win it.

I am so excited about this quilting resource. I need all the help I can get. :) Luv your blog :)

When I am adding half square triangles.

Calculating pieced borders gives me problems. Thanks.

I am a confident beginner, but always confused HST, if I want to my finished size to be XX, then cut my square YY?

I use the Robert Kaufman app for some calculations. This looks pretty darn handy!

I always mess up the first half square triangle

Math is definitely not my forte, so I would have to say all calculations. LOL I would call myself an intermediate quilter.

Math was most definitely my weakest subject in school, so I struggle with just about all aspects of quilt math. This book would really be a great reference for an arithmetic anxious person as myself. Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity!

I struggle with figuring out how to change the sizing on a quilt block!

I have trouble when I want to put on strange borders like braids or on point squares. I know I will need a spacer but can't figure out how wide to make it. I'm usually off so I make it bigger and cut it down.

I always have trouble with odd borders like braids or on point squares. There is that pesky spacer.

Flying Geese are definitely the problem for me.

I'm a newer quilter so I struggle with just about everything.

Setting triangles always leave me wondering,and quarter square triangles! This book looks very helpful. We all need help!

Pretty much all of it!

The challenge for me is to reduce a block so that the quilt will not be "huge", which would be difficult for me to piece at the kitchen table. Geometry was not my best subject. Thanks for the giveaway, Fat Quarter Shop!!

I'm brand new to quilting so pretty much most of the calculations trip me up. I'm not very good at the piecing or cutting yet, I always come out wrong. Thanks

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

I'm a newbie quilter so I'm still learning all the math. Sounds like this book would be a very helpful resource!

I am new to quilting, so this book would be perfect to me! I have soooo many questions!

jachelno at gmail dot com

Setting triangles and half square triangles. Thanks for the giveaway. Mary

I can do most of the math, but it is easier and quicker to have a book or pattern do it for me. Probably more accurate too.

I would love to add this book to my quilting library. Thanks for the chance to win.

LOL! All math. Probably setting triangles are my worst. I just cut them huge and go from there.

A quilter's all-in-one guide, if only I knew it was available sooner. I am always ending up with too much, or not quite enough fabric and working out those triangle calculations sets my head spinning like a pinwheel.

Need a guide for how wide to cut bias fabric for double fold binding to finish at the right width!

Since everything that has to to with math drives me crazy this is a book I desperately need!

What a great book and am sure this would be quite useful. Yes, I am one of those who can not remember what to add to make certain blocks and would be very good to have......

I design these blocks now "by the seat of my pants"... would love this for a reference EVERY DAY! thanks for the chance... esp qst's :) Kathi

My biggest challenge is calculating the correct size half triangle to pair up with a square........always stumps me. This is an awesome little guide offering lots of information in one handy reference. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

I am totally math challenged! What a great book!

I'm so new to quilting, I didn't even know we have to calculate anything! Yikes! I REALLY need this book!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!! :)

Thanks for the chance to win. I'm a relatively new quilter so I've been sticking to patterns mostly but this would help me jump off and take a little bit of this and a little bit of that and turn it into something new for me. Thanks!

This book sounds to be a real stand by!

Geometry always foxes me lol so it would be ideal for me, please! : )

Lyn

cutting squares for half square triangles!! I don't do eighths very well!

Figuring out the finished size of a block.

Alrighty!! This is a book that I know would be my bible... I am always going to google to figure things out especially calculating triangles!! Thanks for the chance... crossing my fingers!

I would love to win a copy of this book! Thank you. I know that getting that 1/4" seam exact can make a difference in your quilting...I guess that is what trips me up most.

Sometimes I like to resize a quilt pattern and figuring out those triangles are always a problem. With this book I'd save lots of money by buying only the fabric I need.

oh my, HST and flying geese for sure.....this book looks so helpful to new and old quilters alike...thanks for the opportunity to win one!

Binding and backing math always challenge me -- especially backing in a directional fabric.

Setting triangles can keep me from setting blocks on point.....there are some days that the math can take away the joy in sewing!

I have trouble with half square and quarter square triangles, but I would love to win this book to give to a niece who is getting into quilting and is having trouble withal the calculations required. I think this book would be a blessing for her.

Don't know why I marked anonymous - can't win that way

I am a new quilter as of 2013 and have limited myself to precuts and beginner patterns because I don't know how to figure the yardage needed. Would love to expand my learning!

It's calculating the HST that is challenging for me, because I never feel confident that I've calculated the correct size.

btw, I really enjoy your Snippets videos. Even though I've been quilting for awhile, I often learn something from these videos.

I've only done a few quilts, so any help with measuring would be great !

thanks

I am a vary beginning beginner and would use this book to determine how much of each fabric I would need.

I would love to be able to figure out what size triangles I am going to end up with instead of guessing and it would be wonderful not to end up with enough fabric to make two more quilts after I finish one. Wait a minute, that's not always bad my stash looks great.

I am always trying to fit together odd sized blocks and when piecing I have just been making things bigger and them trimming them to the size I want. This book would save on fabric!

Good to have a quick reference when doing something I haven't done in a while or something new to me. This book sounds great.

I could really use a book like this!!! Thanks for the chance!

I'd love help to calculate fabrics for 60° block quilts

sure the reference tool will come in handy any way

Peggy

I am so new to quilting that I don't know what trips me up the most yet. I can use all the help I can get and this looks like a great resource!

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