I need your help. I have about 80 10" square pieces of fabric in Japanese prints, plus a few others japanese fabrics which I have purchased to go with the squares. I am going to do a quilt out of these fabrics, and was going to do a block made up of a square, triangles. nine patch and one block with three strips in it. I will make up as many as I can with the amount of fabric I have, and what I was going to do is make trianges by cutting the squares in have stitching together and this will give me a 91/2" block, I thought right, I will cut the 10" blocks down to 9\1/2 and then make the rail block and nine patch 91/2".
For the life of me I do not seem to be able to get my measurements correct to make these two blocks 91/2". Can someone please help with my measurements, math was never my strong point, and until now have not had this problem. I guess that is because I has just come back to patchworking after 5 years in the winderness so to speak.
Thanks in advance.