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Thread: 9 Patches

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    I am stuck! If I want a finished 9 patch of 5 inches what size would I cut my squares?

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    You would have to divide 5" x 3 then add 1/2" for seam allowance. It would be easier if your finished 9patch was 6".

    For a 6" finished 9 patch, you would cut the squares 2 1/2"

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    If I went with 6 than I would cut my squares 6 1/2 right. Thanks for helping me

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    If you cut your squares 6 you would have a finished block of 18". Do a sample block and use 9 2" blocks this should give you a 6 " unfinished 6" finished block. I always use scraps and do a sample block to check my cutting, " seams and finished size:)

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    2" squares will give you a 5 1/2" block

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    2" squares will give you a 5 1/2" block
    That will finish at 4.5" square (5" unfinished). ;-)

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    2 1/4" will finish at 5 1/4". That's about as close as you can get without using hard to measure amounts.

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    Here is my problem and maybe you can help me. I seen a quilt on this board that I loved. It has 3 braided panels . So I made mine 7 inches finished, and it has 3 white panels 7 inches finished which gives me a total width of 35 inches wide. Then they made 9 patches for the second outside border. I cute my first outside border 3 inches which would be 2 1/2 inches finished. So now I can't cut my 9 patches 7 1/2 unfinished because they no longer fit. I don't know what size to cut my 9 patches or white squares to make it fit around the first border. There is another white border that goes on after you do you 9 patches. So the second border is a 9 patch, than a white square, another 9 patch and than a white square and so on. Can you help me?

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    should that be 2 white panels?


    so it's

    braid - whitepanel - braid - whitepanel - braid = 35" finished

    and around all that is a 2.5 finished white border.

    So now you're at 37.5" FINISHED, right?

    et correct my lousy math - it's now 40" finished.

    Is that white border sewn on yet? Do you have more of that fabric?

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    Your are right there are only 2 white panels. Yes I have sewn the border on but I can unpick it if I need to.

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