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Thread: help with ending corners on a quilt on point

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    help with ending corners on a quilt on point

    I have been a member of the board for some time, but never have started a thread, so here goes:

    I decided to go out of my comfort zone and attempt a quilt top on point. I have been working on crumb blocks and decided since this was so different from my other scrappy quilts I would try putting blocks on point. I sashed them with black sashing and red cornerstones and now have the "rows" completely attached except the end triangles.

    The crumb block is 7 and 1/2 inches without sashing. Reading or searching for info on measuring these angles I come up with making a square of 11 and 7/8" to cut into four triangles and a block of 3 and 5/8 to cut into 2 pieces for the cornerstone angle.

    You pros out there, is there an easy way to know this might be close on how to finish this top? I thought I might try these in waste fabric to see if they "fit" because I don't have extra to waste if my -measurements are wrong.

    Bonnie Hunter would be proud, and I hope when it's finished I can post a photo--it certainly is a beauty. Those cute little crumbs total more than 100 pieces in ONE block for most of the blocks and the amount of time is unmeasured in playing. I have totally LOVED every moment of seeing this grow and am excited seeing all this waste become such a thing of beauty.....it's a keeper.

    I have named it "My Transformation" because I was a teacher who lost her position to budget cuts this past June after 20 plus years, and needed a way to "heal" and start a new beginning. Colorful and fabrics of my life to remind me of some pretty wonderful things.

    Best part of course is my new beginning in 2013 with a new job, but sadly not in the education field....yet one that I will have a great time and be able to use my abilities in. I was a Business Teacher, I am now going to be an Office Manager and in charge of a CPA firm office.........yipee! ( the owner CPA is one of my former students, now is hiring me...try a role reversal, must be I did my job as her teacher!)

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    I have a chart for setting triangles that is most helpful. As soon as I can get my laptop fired up I will post a link.
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    Okay you have a 7-1/2" block but how big is the sashing? How many blocks did you use? I can do a project in EQ and give you the exact size you need. I usually cut the corner triangles only once on the diagonal. Less waste. and you cut 2 squares for 4 corner triangles. Let me know and I will get that out to you!
    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/conte...s_On_Point.pdf
    http://quiltville.com/onpointmath.shtml
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    Quote Originally Posted by crafterrn1 View Post
    Okay you have a 7-1/2" block but how big is the sashing? How many blocks did you use? I can do a project in EQ and give you the exact size you need. I usually cut the corner triangles only once on the diagonal. Less waste. and you cut 2 squares for 4 corner triangles. Let me know and I will get that out to you!
    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/conte...s_On_Point.pdf
    http://quiltville.com/onpointmath.shtml
    Luann in CT
    Luann beat me to it! The quiltville.com was the link I was going to send
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    When unsure if it would work... I will cut a piece of computer paper to the size and line it up to see if it looks like it would work. No wasted cut fabric. Hope this helps.

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    Here's a tute for setting quilts on point without the math "harassment".

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    thank you so much for the responses, I will get a chance to work on this on Saturday, and will cut the first effort in scrap fabric just in case- not sure of how the cornerstones get added, but will figure it out.

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    the quilting bug.com has a good tutorial for setting blocks on point as well
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