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Thread: Four point pattern - HELP!

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    Four point pattern - HELP!

    I'm in a mathematical dilemma!

    I'm trying to make this quilt: http://www.quilterscache.com/F/FourPointBlock.html

    But I need to make finished 9" blocks and not 8" ones - any suggestions on how to resize all the measurements? Or better still, any place I can find the measurements for this please please? My brain is about to explode trying to work it out!!!

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    Merin: This is almost a non-answer but I would start with graph paper. Draw a nine inch square then draw your shapes within that square. For instance the larger square points are at the halfway mark on the sides and top of the square (4.5 inches). Hopefully someone else will come up with a better answer, but the gaph paper is the way I would do it.

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    it looks like the pattern has templates. Print them off making sure they print the correct size by measuring the 1 inch square. I find that a lot of their templates and paper piecing patterns don't print at 100% so I have to adjust the sizes. Then when you get them done go to the copier and increase the size by 112@ and that should give you templates for a 9 inch block. I would get some scrap fabric and make by block before starting on the whole quilt.

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    I'm willing to try anything at this point! Thanks for the suggestion, Emma S!

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    Phew, I'm glad I'm not the only one having printing problems!

    Thank you, all great suggestions! Will give the copier a shot and try out on scrap fabric first

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    OMG I did that block early in my quilting life and about half of them came out wonky. I was not up to speed on templates and how to cut around them and my templates were too thick and made by a carpenter.
    However the ones that came out good look great - I now love that block.

    I suggest get that excellent 1/16" graph paper and plot it out. That way each template piece will come out to the correct size and you won't be measuring angles and worrying about 8/9 of anything.

    Also I found the little triangles kept getting out of shape every time I looked at them.

    Good luck and have fun with it - a super block. I sashed mine and made placemats.

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    I would be willing to draft it in EQ and e-mail it to you...as a fellow quilter (free!)
    May the scrap fairy visit your sewing room often

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    Starch will help tame the triangle bias.

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    Here you go - one of my favorite blocks! I had this in EQ with a totally different name, so the measurements may be slightly different but it sure looks close.
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    And here's a second version that was in Blockbase (an add on to EQ) that is called Four Points. It's just slightly different.
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