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Thread: figuring for diagonal quilt settings

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    Smile figuring for diagonal quilt settings

    I want to know how to put my blocks "on-point" for a diagonal setting.
    do you have a formula for finding the size triangles to set block to block
    without sashings. my blocks are 12.25 " square

    Waiting to hear from you

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    Hello,
    I make quite a few quilts that are on point.

    You will need formula #1 for the side setting triangles:
    multiply the finished block size by 1.414 and add 1.25" for seam allowance. Round up to the nearest 1/4 inch. In your case, you will cut your squares at 18.25, then cut each diagonally twice to get 4 side triangles.

    You will need formula #2 for the four corners:
    Divide the finished block size by 1.414 and add .875 for seam allowance. Again, round up to the nearest 1/4 inch, In your case, you will cut TWO 9.5" squares, and cut each on the diagonal ONCE for a total of 4 corner triangles.

    these measurements are generous and will allow you to trim everything down after they are sewn.

    happy sewing,
    Jennnie
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    Go to Victoriana Quilt Designs www.victorianaquiltdesigns.com and they have great information and charts to figure this out. I printed and laminated and have them handy. If you laminate you can figure in erasable pen and erase when done also. Check out the sight and have fun.
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    Oh Jennie, thank you thank you. This is perfect timing for me today. I had to look twice to see if I posted this question, as I was just at sewing group today and asking for this "formula". I just couldn't remember the mechanics of adding the 7/8 and the 1 1/4.
    Thanks again

    Susan

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    To nonnie60 ~ thank you very much for this link. What a great site for every conceivable help topic. This is just perfect timing today.
    Susan

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    Thanks so much for the info. Something we all can use at one time or another.
    Those who are piecemakers will sew seeds.

    Hugs,
    Drue

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    Quilt Patterns at Victoriana Quilt Designs

    I have tried the Victoriana Quilt Designs Web page to find an alphabetical listing or a listing by block size that I used to have bookmarked, but it seems to be hidden or gone now. When I changed computers I am lost!
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