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Thread: Advice on 12.5 in Blocks

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    Super Member Sheila_H's Avatar
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    Advice on 12.5 in Blocks

    Hi Ladies,

    I've got two current projects that ask for 12.5 inch Finished blocks, but the 80% of the blocks I have patterns for are all 12 inch Finished. Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can find the 12.5 in Finished blocks? Or is there a way that I can use the 12 inch blocks but adjust the size of the blocks? I figured if anyone would know it would be the group on here, thanks!

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    Are you sure that size is 12.5 finished? Usually it's 12 inches finished. I am part of the swap on the QB and it's 12.5 unfinished. If not, I suggest adding boarders to your block to bring it up to size or just adding the appropriate measurement to get the size you want. Hth, gina

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    I think someone has given you bad information. It's more likely that the blocks are supposed to be 12.5" UNfinished.

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    yep, pretty much blocks finish whole sizes , 12,14,16, 8 etc. the half inch is seam allowances. check again and make sure before you start the project. good luck and have fun!!

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    I agree, somethings sounds incorrect.

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    I agree with the others. Likely you need 12.5" UNfinished blocks.

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    There are several blocks that DO finish at 12.5" in two books I have by Judy Hopkins - Around the Block and Around the Block Again. It is very possible.
    A 25-unit grid (five units across by five down) will not always finish off with a whole number. Shown below is my latest project with blocks that are unfinished at 13" but finished at 12.5".
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    I have the book 501 Rotary- Cut blocks by Judy Hopkins and there are several blocks in there that finish at 12 1/2 some 13 1/2 and some 12 1/4

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    Thank you Thimblebug. I made 28 blocks and only referred to them as "the blocks for my Pulsar quilt."
    It is good to know their name is Providence.
    "He who masters the grey everyday is a hero."


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