# Hexagon Quilt Calculator

**How to use Hexagon Quilt Calculator?**

- Enter the desired width and length of the quilt in the 1st and 2nd input fields respectively.
- Enter the size of the hexagon in the 3rd input field.
- Click the “Calculate” button.
- The output includes: No. of hexagonal columns, rows, hexagons, half hexagons, and the actual size of the quilt top.

## Why do we need to calculate the Hexagon quilt?

- To determine the number of hexagons needed
- To Create a layout and design
- To find out the quilt dimensions
- To estimate the amount of fabric needed

## What is the formula to estimate the hexagon quilt?

Here is the formula to calculate the hexagon quilt:

- Rows = Y = (2L – d) / 3d Subtract 1 from the Y if it is an even value.
- Columns = X = W / (d * 1.732)
- No. of hexagons = (((Y3 / 2) + 0.5) * X2) + (((Y3 / 2) – 0.5) * ( X2 – 1))
- No. of half hexagons = ((Y3 / 2) – 0.5) * 2
- For Size of quilt: W = Xd(1.732), L = (((Y – 1) / 2) * 3d) + 2d

Where W is the quilt width, L is the quilt length, X is the no. of hexagonal columns, Y is the no. of hexagonal rows, d is the size of each hexagon, and 1.732 is the square root of 3.

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