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Thread: Help with size of block

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    Junior Member Cresha's Avatar
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    I have decided to set my 12 1/2 inch blocks on point and for the life of me I can't remember how big to make the triangles for the corners and the sides. I think I am having a brain freeze because of the weather. Can someone help please?

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    I wish I could help you, but triangles baffle me. I make my blocks to fit the triangles... :lol:

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

    maybe this will get you going

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    There's a ruler for that! LOL Seriously, there's a setting triangle ruler.

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    I make full blocks attach to quilt and then cut off the excess.

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    Formula = finsihed block size (12) x 1.414 + 1.25, then round up to the nearest quarter inch.

    cut squares 18.25 inches, then cut twice on the diagonal for your side triangles.


    For the four corners of your quilt, cut 2 squares, 9.5 inches. Cut each square once on the diagonal.

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    Junior Member Cresha's Avatar
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    Thank you all so much! I knew I would have the answer quickly so I can get this top together!

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