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Thread: making a panel quilt with....

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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    Ok here is my question for the day. I have a panel and I plan on making 41/2 inch blocks the remainder of the quilt. I am making a lap quilt. I want to know what is the best way of doing these blocks around the panel?

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    Super Member fabric whisperer's Avatar
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    measure your panel, both directions ~ you may have to trim in a smidge to get a "normal number" + 1/2" seam allowance ~ make it divisible by 2 or 3 or 6 or whatever size finished blocks you want... then do the math for how many blocks you need.

    Before you cut outer blocks, tho, add your 1/2" to get your 1/4" seam allowance on all sides!!!

    Sometimes running the math backwards to check your totals before cutting is helpful, too. Then if you want quick finish, you can strip-cut your blocks (in groups of 3 strips or whatever)

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