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Thread: HELP--with measurement

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    Super Member PurplePassion's Avatar
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    I made this table runner and now my daughter wants me to make her one. And do you think I can find my instructions for it??? The focal blocks are cut at 8 1/2" , but I can't remember what size the half squares are cut out. I cut as a square and then cut in half. Have any of you made this design and have the measurements? PLEASE. Elaine
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    love the table runner, sorry I don't have that pattern, hope you figure it out

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    I'm thinking that it's 8-7/8 inch.

    When you piece the triangles to the squares, I think there will be a bit of a dog ear from the triangle.

    It might be helpful to mark the corner points for lining up the pieces.

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    The formula for cutting setting triangles is:
    Finished Block size x 1.414
    Round to nearest 1/8
    Add 1-1/4
    Cut out and quarter the block

    If your finished square is 8", 8x1.414 = 11.312 rounded to nearest 1/8 would be 11.375, plus 1.250 = 12.625 (12-5/8). Cut corner to corner and you have 4 side setting blocks and the outside edge is not on the bias.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyG
    The formula for cutting setting triangles is:
    Finished Block size x 1.414
    Round to nearest 1/8
    Add 1-1/4
    Cut out and quarter the block

    If your finished square is 8", 8x1.414 = 11.312 rounded to nearest 1/8 would be 11.375, plus 1.250 = 12.625 (12-5/8). Cut corner to corner and you have 4 side setting blocks and the outside edge is not on the bias.
    This is the right one - cut four triangles from this square - then the long edge will be on the straight of grain instead of a bias edge.

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    Here's a wonderful chart. I hope this helps.

    http://www.karencombs.com/setting_triang.htm

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