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    I want to make a block with HST and Square blocks. I am cutting my sq blocks 8 1/2 to finish 8". Do I cut the HST the same size or 8 7/8". I am new so I know you great quilters can lead me in the right direction. Thank you!!

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    yes always add the 7/8in to whatever you want the finished blk

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    Or add a full inch and cut down to size... gives you a little wiggle room

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    and much easier/quicker to measure out:)

    Quote Originally Posted by LucyInTheSky
    Or add a full inch and cut down to size... gives you a little wiggle room

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    it is to hard to measure 7/8 ths..especially when cutting alot of strips, to make the HST's.
    just go up an inch.

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    I read one pattren that said start with 8 1/2 sew 1/4 seam sqare it to 8 inches when done sewing, I dont know if this helps, Im new to and havent started quilting yet. Penny

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnieF
    yes always add the 7/8in to whatever you want the finished blk
    yes, that's what I have learned

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    Quote Originally Posted by penny doty
    I read one pattren that said start with 8 1/2 sew 1/4 seam sqare it to 8 inches when done sewing, I dont know if this helps, Im new to and havent started quilting yet. Penny
    When you square it to be 8", that means it is only 7 1/2" finished and wouldn't work if your alternate square is 8" finished.

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    Yes. That is correct. 1/2 goes to 7/8 for HST's

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    Thanks for all the help

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