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Thread: disappearing 4 patch question

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    Junior Member Pinkrose4664's Avatar
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    I want to try the D4 patch using 6 1/2 inch blocks made into 4 patch instead of 5 inch blocks because I want to cut them with my Accuquilt cutter. What would the distance from the center seam be using the larger block? 2 inches instead of 1 1/2 inches? Thank you for the help

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    if you keep the same proportions, it would come out to 1.95" so yes, a 2" cut would do it. I would make a sample block before you cut all your fabric, just to be sure.

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    Aren't they just cut in half? The center blocks?

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    My rule of thumb was that for every inch you add onto the 5" square....you add 1/4 inch to the center seam cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PegD
    Aren't they just cut in half? The center blocks?
    No, not with the D4 patch

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    Thank you Paper Princess and Anne. I can't wait to try it.

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    Ok, I just read this. I didn't realize the cutting had to change on different size blocks. Dumb question but what happens if you just cut 1 1/2 in on any size blocks in the 4 patch? Why does it not come out right?
    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieF
    My rule of thumb was that for every inch you add onto the 5" square....you add 1/4 inch to the center seam cut.

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    I just finished all my blocks using 6 1/2 in squares to start with. I cut 1 1/2 in from center and they seem to look great. Hmm, just wondering because I am teaching our guild Mon night how to do this.
    Quote Originally Posted by quilter53
    Ok, I just read this. I didn't realize the cutting had to change on different size blocks. Dumb question but what happens if you just cut 1 1/2 in on any size blocks in the 4 patch? Why does it not come out right?
    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieF
    My rule of thumb was that for every inch you add onto the 5" square....you add 1/4 inch to the center seam cut.
    :roll:

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