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Thread: 12" Bears Paw

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    Super Member ljptexas's Avatar
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    Post 12" Bears Paw

    Does anyone know the size of squares for a 12" Bears Paw? All I can find is 14", all 2". Will try to reduce pattern on copier for 12". Not very good at math. Or a website? I have looked hi & low. Am making 12" star blocks.
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    I think Eleanor Burns uses 12 inch bear paws. Check her site 'quilt in a day' and find her video section. She does bear paws in her Christmas at Bear Paw's Ranch book.

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    the reason you're finding a 14" bear's paw pattern is that the pattern typically uses a 49-patch grid (7 x 7). I think of the bear's paw pattern as 4 paws joined together by a middle unit. You could probably adjust the pattern slightly by using 1 3/4" finished triangles and background square and a 3 1/2" finished colored square for each "paw" - each paw would finish at 5 1/4" (5 3/4" unfinished) The middle unit would then finish at 1 1/2" (cut at 2") for a 12" finished block. It wouldn't be exactly a bear's paw block, but would make the math easier.

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    Here is how Quilt Pro says to make it a 12" finished size block: Name:  12in Bear Paw.JPG
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    I don't know what happened to the colors. I will try it again.
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    Trying it again: Name:  12in Bear Paw.JPG
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    qbquilts is correct - in order to get a 12" block, you'd have to cut the individual squares at 1.71 inches, and I don't even want to TRY to figure out what size to cut the HSTs at! The math just doesn't work.

    However - if you REALLY want to make it that size, here are some templates I printed from EQ for you. Good luck!

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