Tomoko Fuse has written the book Origami Quilts in which she creates quilts or
patchwork patterns using folded shapes. Thanks to Dennis Walker you can now
calculate the papersizes for these patterns very easily.
On his own website, Dennis has an Excel file that does these same calculations.
The book has two versions: an English and a Japanese. Here we use the English names with the page numbers of both version. Note: Dennis uses slightly different names.
Beneath the calculations you will find the complete table of contents.
Enter the size of the paper for the largest polygon in the field below, the sizes will be calculated automatically. When you start entering the calculations will be displayed.
The units of the sizes are equal to the number you enter, i.e. if you enter the size in inches, the calculated sizes are also in inches.
In the following, the sizes given are generally for the side of the square required to make that unit. However, in the cases where I have written 'Triangle', or 'Pentagon', the size given is the length of the side of the original Triangle or Pentagon that is used to create the unit. In the case of the Pentagons, the starting square to create the pentagon using the method given on page 23 (japanese version) or page 33 (english version) of the book is in brackets beside the pentagon value.
These 5 quilts use a connecting size called 'connector'. If the value of connector can be made to match (to within a millimetre or so), then the connections can be mixed and matched between quilts.
- Variations of drops
- Triangle with Slits and Crosses
- Pentagon with Slits and Trefoils
- Pentagon with Slits and Crosses
- Pentagon with Slits joined on Top
Dennis allowed for 4 Rings. Ms. Fuse only shows 3 in the photographs.
Diameter Ring 1:
Diameter Ring 2:
|Jointing unit 2
|Jointing unit 1
Dennis allowed for 8 Rings. Ms. Fuse only shows 5 in the photographs. Note: This quilt has not been tried yet, so it is not 100% sure that these work.
Diameter Ring 1:
|Crosses + Squares||17||7|
|Double Crosses + Crosses||18||8|
|Double Crosses + Joints||20||10|
|Crosses + Joints||22||12|
|Four-Petaled Flowers + Crosses||26||16|
|Four-Petaled Flowers + Half-Crosses||28||18|
|Flower Crosses + Crosses, and others||30||20|
|Equilateral Triangle, Pentagon and Hexagon||32||22|
|Triangles with Slits||36||26|
|Trefoils + Triangles with Slits||37||27|
|Triangles with Slits + Crosses||38||28|
|Triangles with Slits + Trefoil Variations||39||29|
|Hexagons with Outside Pleats + Triangles with Slits||40||30|
|Hexagons with Inside Pleats + Triangles with Slits||42||32|
|Joining Triangles 1||44||34|
|Joining Triangles 2||46||36|
|Variations of Drops||50||40|
|Blooming Flowers 1||52||42|
|Blooming Flowers 2||55||45|
|Pentagons with Slits||58||48|
|Pentagons with Slits + Trefoils||60||50|
|Pentagons with Slits + Crosses||61||51|
|Pentagons with Slits joined on Top||62||52|
|Pentagons with Slits joined on Side||64||54|
|Windmills and Joints of 180°||65||55|
|Windmills and Joints of 135° and 120°||68||58|