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Thread: Looking for a Pattern

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    Looking for a Pattern

    Any one know of a quilt pattern that uses both 4 & 5 inch squares?

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    Are you asking because you have a lot of squares already cut in those sizes?

    If so, the 5 inch squares could be used in half-square triangles, then square (trim) them to 4 inch squares.

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    Yes, I have a bunch. I had started making a puff quilt years and years ago. Took apart what I had started and am now searching for something to make with them.

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    I have over 100 - 4" white squares :-(

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    this is pretty basic...and drives me nuts since the seams don't line up lol Name:  30inch square.png
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    An idea..

    What about putting a sashing strip between the small and the larger squares? Or, make HST out of the larger squares, are they an inch larger?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shana View Post
    this is pretty basic...and drives me nuts since the seams don't line up lol Name:  30inch square.png
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    Quote Originally Posted by cellin View Post
    I have over 100 - 4" white squares :-(
    Do you want to make a white quilt or do you want to mix it with other fabrics?

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    You can make a lot of half-square triangles with those 4" squares. I'm thinking a star pattern. Like one in Quilters Cache:

    http://www.quilterscache.com/P/PiecedStarBlock.html

    Just use white fabric where the black fabric is. You can also find a pretty fabric to fussy cut for the center.

    I always like to use 4" squares when making 3 1/2" half-square triangles. Some people like using 3 7/8" but I prefer 4" because then I just square it up afterwards. With 3 7/8" squares you have to be very careful with your seam allowance.

    Please tell us what you decide.

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