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Thread: Help Please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babeegirl
    or you could cut one 9.5 inch square for the center block and cut four 5.0 inch squares for the corners. Someone check me on the 5 inch squares to double check I have that right. Place a smaller square facing right side down in the corner of the big square and stitch diagonally across the center of the smaller square. Trim off the excess from that corner and press your triangle out. I sew all 4 small squares on and press those "ears" out before I trim anything off. Basically what you have for your total block is a 4x4, or 16 patch block in other words. Break that down to each of the squares equalling 4.5 inches finished. So that makes your center square 9.0 by 9.0 inches finished.

    Edit: yep, you want 5 inch squares for the corners. I checked and the small squares will meet at the seam line to form a perfect point 1/4 inch in from the edge which is what you want them to do. With a 5 inch square, stitching is much easier if you use a ruler and pencil in a diagonal line from corner to corner. Sew on that line.
    Yep, this is correct...good job!

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    I came up with 6 7/8 for the center block and 5 3/8 cut diagonally for the triangles. The triangles around the outside would be the same 5 3/8
    Debra

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    You all make me dizzy with all the math :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dungeonquilter
    I came up with 6 7/8 for the center block and 5 3/8 cut diagonally for the triangles. The triangles around the outside would be the same 5 3/8
    Debra
    Yep, this will work too.

    If you dont want to worry about cutting the triangles and sewing on the bias, then the 9 1/2 square and 5 inch squares sewn on the diagonal onto the corners and trimmed is an easier process.

    Either of these will work

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    I am so glad someone was able to work out all those sizs for me, never in a month of Sundays could I have done that, when I run out of fingers and toes to count on I am lost....LOL

    Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    You all make me dizzy with all the math :lol:
    I agree-- I don't moving all those numbers (and/or letters) around unless I'm expected to come up with the right answer! :lol: :oops:

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    I'm not good at all the math, but I think I would divide the block into 16 four and a half inch blocks.... the four corners, white squares; all the others, half-square triangles. I wish I could send a picture.

    w p/w w/p w

    w/p gr/bl bl/gr p/w
    DOES THIS MAKE SENSE?
    w/p gr/bl bl/gr p/w

    w p/w w/p w

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    SORRY, IT DIDN'T PRINT AS I HAD EXPECTED THAT IT WOULD.

    Te p/w means a purple and white half-square with the purple on the left and the white on the right. w/p is white on left, purple on right. The gr/bl is gray on left, black on right; bl/gr is black on left, gray on right. This segments the middle square, but makes it interesting. As you can tell, I love making half-aquares.

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