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Thread: confused - on point size

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    Junior Member patchitpat's Avatar
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    confused - on point size

    I've been making quilts for years, but since my TIA I am totally confused as to what to do. Perhaps some of you sweet people will enlighten me?
    I have some quilt blocks already embroidered and I embroidered them on point thinking that if I did them on point it would make the quilt larger, right or wrong? If it is right then how much larger will my quilt be I had planned on 9" finished blocks with 9 rows across and 10 rows down. The way I feel right now, I could just shove everything in a box and drop it off at Salvation Army store

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    I think maybe this blog will help you a bit

    https://catbirdquilts.wordpress.com/...point-setting/

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    Could you lay them out to see how they look and see what size it would be?

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    9" finished blocks with 9 rows across and 10 rows down
    straight set is 83x92"
    on point is 116x130"
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    QuiltnNan, this is exactly what I was looking for but I am wondering how you figured that out, is there a formula? I got in answer within 28 minutes, that is remarkable. I also want to thank feline fanatic and Eva, you all are my rock again!. Thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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    Wow, QuiltnNan, that does make a difference. Viva la on point!

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    i designed each type in my EQ. i love my EQ!
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    The diagonal measurement of a square is (approximately) 1.414 times the length of the sides.

    1.414 is an approximate measurement, but close enough for most quilting purposes.

    Examples: The diagonal length of a (finished size) 9 inch square is 1.414 x 9 = 12.726 inches

    1 x 1.414 = 1.414
    2 x 1.414 = 2.828
    3 x 1.414 = 4.242
    4 x 1.414 = 5.456

    and so on

    For quick approximation - you can "think" 1.5 times the side length for the diagonal measurement.

    How big your quilt top would be? That would depend on how many blocks you have. When you cut the setting triangles, you need to allow for seam alllowances.

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    A 9x9 square only has 81 square inches of area, no matter which way you set it.

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    I just lay a square ruler the block size and measure diagonally across it. that helps my mind figure things out.

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