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    I'm fairly new to quilting. I am trying to adjust the size of a Broken Sash block and I'm not doing a very good job! The original size is 12 X 12 finished. I want to make it 10 X 10 finished.
    Can anyone tell me how to figure that out?
    If I did the attachment right you should be able to see that I cut all my points off.

    Thanks!

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    you can trim the triangle pieces from the bottom/long side and you won't lose your points.

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    Thanks, I'll try that. How do I figure out the measurements of the pieces? I'm having trouble doing that.
    I'm stepping out of my comfort zone and doing something I've never done before. :-)

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    Try this site, I've used it and it is great.

    http://www.quilterscache.com/StartQu...tingseven.html

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    Oh, thanks! I'll try it!

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    I'm not sure how to get this one block trimmed from 12x12 to 10x10 so that it looks right.

    What I would do is sit down with paper and pencil and think and measure the different pieces out. After getting the measurements drawn do it again on a different piece of paper. Don't forget that on each piece you have to add 1/4 inch seam allowance all away around each piece. This process can be done if a couple of different methods depending on what works for you.

    This is how I would do it. I would keep the 12x12 to use as an extra block sample just for the layout. You can always add the Broken Sash block to the back of your quilt as a surprise.

    Keep asking questions here, you'll get many different replies.

    Again, don't forget to add in the necessary seam allowances!!

    Good luck.

    Pam M

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    How about going to a place like staples and have them reduce the pattern to your specs. maybe this is not a pattern but just a thought

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    found this one six and ten inches
    http://www.how-to-quilt.com/patterns...lsquare-10.pdf
    and this site has some 10 inch ones
    http://www.quilterscache.com/BlocksbySizeB.html

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    Each quarter of your new block will finish 5". The rectangles will be 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 cut size, and the "geese" will be that same size before joining to the rectangles.
    I like the suggestion of trimming slightly larger geese rectangles to the 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 size!

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    Your geese and your rectangles have to be 5 1/2 by 2 3/4 UNFINISHED. to get your 10 inch finished size.

    The math: 5.5 plus 2.75 plus 2.75 (unfinished) equals 11 minus .5 minus .5 (2 seams 1/4 inch from each side of 2 seams) equals 10 inch unfinished block........ This is the math for 1/2 of the block.

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