Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: How do I...

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    245
    I want to make a maple leaf quilt and found the block at quilters cache but it is a 12 inch block and I want a 8 or 10 inch block. Im not sure how to figure this. I have EQ5 and I designed what I want there so I have the yardage I need. Im trying to figure out how to strip cut this too, instead of cutting one block at a time. Any suggestions?

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    590
    The Maple Leaf block is based on a 9 patch, so it will easiest to make your blocks with the patches evenly divisible by 3...

    So 1 1/2 inch patches will yield a block 4 1/2 inches
    2 inch patches will yield a block 6 inches
    2 1/2 inch patches = 7 1/2 block
    3 inch patches = 9 inch block
    etc.

    so to make an 8 or 10 inch block will be difficult to cut.

    At any rate, to figure the sizes to cut,

    for the square patches add 1/2 inch to the finished size of the patches
    for the 1/2 square triangles, add 7/8 inch to the finished size of the patches and cut a square, then cut in half on the diagonal.

    Using the 9 inch block as an example:

    The square pieces will be cut 3 1/2 inches
    The triangles will be cut from a square 3 7/8 inches cut on the diagonal

    If you still want to make an 8 inch block,

    divide 8 by 3 and add 1/2 and 7/8 inches to the corresponding pieces.

    Let me know if this needs more clarification....

  3. #3
    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    5,724

  4. #4
    Super Member azam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Sunny California
    Posts
    1,434
    In the November issue of "Quick Quilts" by McCall's on Page 8 are the instructions for a 9 X 9 inch Maple Leaf Block. The finished quilt size is
    78 1/2 X 99 1/2. I hope this helps you. The quilt is called fluttering leaves.

  5. #5
    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    16,035
    If I'm not using EQ5, I use this to calculate the yardage, it has different shapes

    http://www.vrya.net/quilt/flash/QuiltCalc_Loader.html

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    245
    Thanks for the help everyone, I knew it would be simple to do once I knew how. And Ill remember it for future reference. :)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.