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Thread: Fabric Calculator for Setting Triangles & Other pieces

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    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/lessons/opsets/

    This link is for On-Point settings, but you can get many other useful tips here as well.


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    I want to say "thank you" to Carla, for giving us the link to this information. I noticed some of our members "looked" but no one said Thanks. I am doing that for those who are too busy. This is information we all could use some time or other. We might even want to print it for quick reference. I keep a file folder for just this sort of thing. If you are like me, you have too many bookmarks!! thanks Carla

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    This is just great. I have a quilt top from a Thimbleberries book and it is set on point but I have never done that before as this is only my second quilt. I was about to go to my LQS for help but hopefully this link will be the help I am looking for.
    Thanks

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    You are all very welcome. I like and have used this formula a few times because it is applicable to any size and the math is actually pretty simple. You are right about this being information you need once in a while, so printing it is a great idea. (My problem is the "Not Me" ghost residing in my home... I can never seem to find anything until AFTER I no longer need it because Not Me moved it while looking for something in my sewing room (usually something that has never even been in my sewing room... :shock: )

    Don't be afraid to set a block on point. You still piece the blocks in rows as with a straight setting, you just attach a triangle to the end of each row. Then when you lay out your rows they are actually going together at an angle. (it is much easier than I am making it sound) Give it a try. At worst you'll rip out a seam or 2, not that I've EVER had to do that... :roll: :lol:

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    I've read that some people make the setting triangles oversized and then trim after sewing. That's probably what I'll do if I ever get brave enough to try an on-point design.

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    that's the way i do it. make it bigger; hack it back. especially at the corners. yeeeeek!!!

    but, knowing the "right" way to do it wouldn't be so bad. guess i'll give it a shot the next time i'm on point.

    thanks Carla. something else to learn and try. my "wanna do someday" list is getting longer and longer. :shock:

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    Aaahhh.... Yes. There is always the "make it bigger & cut it to size" method. I say, whatever works for you. If it is easier, go for it... I don't see the QP. :lol: Quilting should be fun, relaxing, & full of self expression... So, Express Yourself!!! :lol:

    I posted this link just to make sure Patrice doesn't run out of projects. Who knows what she would do with idle time on her hands? :shock: :lol:

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    Skeery thought! Patrice, idle? I would like just half her energy. :lol:

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    Me too! I wonder if she'd sell us some of it??? :D Will ya, huh? Will ya, huh??

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    Hi, I just found this page that has an actual calculator for setting triangles. You just have to type in the finished size of the square being set, then hit the results button. It doesn't get any easier than that.

    http://kameleonquilt.com/freepatterns/kalk/ekalk.htm

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