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Thread: How to measure 16ths?

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    Senior Member MoMoSews's Avatar
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    OK... I found a free pattern on the net for a pinwheel sampler quilt. Some of the blocks are to be cut 7 3/16th inch squares. Uhhh... do I have to get out my husbands tape ruler to get them accurate?

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    Super Member justwannaquilt's Avatar
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    or you could just mark your ruler with tape at 7 3/16

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    Some rulers have the 16ths on them. I know what you mean. I bought one because I had a hard time with this type of measurements.

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    Like the tape idea. :)

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    Oh good grief!! Why do the pattern makers do that! I would probably just eyeball between 1/8 and 1/4 and call it good. With the other 7" in that measurement, you'll never notice that it's not right on the button.

    FWIW!!

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    I usually cut big and then trim down after the block is pieced. Try 7 1/4 or even 7 1/2.

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