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Thread: Bobbin measurement

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    Senior Member capucine's Avatar
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    Hi Ladies i need a quick calculation please. I need to make a block it's a bobbin block measurement is 12.25 x 9.00 it has 9 patch square can some please tell me how big should i cut each square? for the block to measure 12.25 x 9.00 :roll: :oops: :( I am having a senior moment :( Thank you in advance i really appreciate your help.
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    I think we are going to need a picture or link to the block layout.

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    normally, the spool section is a square 9-patch, not a rectangle. are you sure it's 12x9?

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    Yes it is my GD of & years old used my EQ to make up her quilt and these are the measurement :( But if i make them square i would have to alter the whole thing, so i better stay with the rectangles. Does it matter rectangle or square? I just bought the basic EQ software and still learning the program.



    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    normally, the spool section is a square 9-patch, not a rectangle. are you sure it's 12x9?

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    Quote Originally Posted by capucine
    Hi Ladies i need a quick calculation please. I need to make a block it's a bobbin block measurement is 12.25 x 9.00 it has 9 patch square can some please tell me how big should i cut each square? for the block to measure 12.25 x 9.00 :roll: :oops: :( I am having a senior moment :( Thank you in advance i really appreciate your help.
    It would be way easier if you drop the quarter inch from the 12 inch side. Then it's just 4 inches one way and 3 inches the other way plus half an inch for seam allowances. If this is a sampler type pattern maybe you can make that quarter inch up somewhere else? Or you can make it square and use a filler strip on one end.

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    You want the center section to be longer, like this.
    The measurements are finished sizes. You'll have to cut 1/2" larger.

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    There's already sashing between the blocks i just uploaded a photo of the whole quilt :) Thank you for taking the time:)



    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by capucine
    Hi Ladies i need a quick calculation please. I need to make a block it's a bobbin block measurement is 12.25 x 9.00 it has 9 patch square can some please tell me how big should i cut each square? for the block to measure 12.25 x 9.00 :roll: :oops: :( I am having a senior moment :( Thank you in advance i really appreciate your help.
    It would be way easier if you drop the quarter inch from the 12 inch side. Then it's just 4 inches one way and 3 inches the other way plus half an inch for seam allowances. If this is a sampler type pattern maybe you can make that quarter inch up somewhere else? Or you can make it square and use a filler strip on one end.
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    Thank you Jan I like the look of your spool better than mine it looks more like a spool :)



    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    You want the center section to be longer, like this.
    The measurements are finished sizes. You'll have to cut 1/2" larger.

    Jan in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by capucine
    There's already sashing between the blocks i just uploaded a photo of the whole quilt :) Thank you for taking the time:)



    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by capucine
    Hi Ladies i need a quick calculation please. I need to make a block it's a bobbin block measurement is 12.25 x 9.00 it has 9 patch square can some please tell me how big should i cut each square? for the block to measure 12.25 x 9.00 :roll: :oops: :( I am having a senior moment :( Thank you in advance i really appreciate your help.
    It would be way easier if you drop the quarter inch from the 12 inch side. Then it's just 4 inches one way and 3 inches the other way plus half an inch for seam allowances. If this is a sampler type pattern maybe you can make that quarter inch up somewhere else? Or you can make it square and use a filler strip on one end.
    The blocks in that picture are square.

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    The first picture of the block looks distorted and the picture of the whole quilt makes the blocks look the same size. If I were making it, I would make a true 9 patch with all the squares the same size either a 9 or 12 inch square, just to keep it simple. A 12 inch square wouldn't require as many blocks.

    Carol J.

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