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Thread: Cutting Blocks the Right Size

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    Super Member no1jan's Avatar
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    I want to make a finished 5 inch square block.

    One square is 5 inch so do I cut if 5 1/2" by 5 1/2"?

    The other square is a combination of 4 squares equaling a 5" finished block. Should this be but at 3" by 3"?

    Sorry I know it is simple question, but I get confused.

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    Super Member butterjoy's Avatar
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    I sure understand the confusion and I am not good at math. Hopefully someone will answer the question for both of us.
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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    Yes, if you want a 5" finished block and you are sewing with a 1/4" seam allowance, you cut the beginning square 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".

    If you want a 5" finished square (5 1/2" unfinished size) that is made up of 4 smaller squares, you cut the beginning squares at 3" x 3".

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