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Question - What size to cut squaring-up triangles

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by , 05-23-2013 at 01:20 PM (523 Views)
Quote Originally Posted by joyce888 View Post
I've got 12 1/2" unfinished blocks that I'm setting on point, then want to add the triangles to make them square. To avoid having bias edges on the corners, would I cut them at 12 1/2" with one diagonal cut?
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  1. sjbart's Avatar
    You won't need quite that much, but I like to use the same size square, cut diagonally, because then I can trim down the finished blocks to be perfectly square.
    I know there is a formula for the "perfect size" that is then sewn "perfectly" but I am not that person.
    I do like my blocks trimmed square before doing sashing or just sewing them together...it makes a better finished quilt top!

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