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Thread: Measurements :)

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    Super Member LucyInTheSky's Avatar
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    Another "what size" post :)

    This is a quilt design I sketched up (on paper) awhile ago. I'm using Paint to sketch this now (and definitely not at work while doing this :shock: ). The goal is for the seams to actually, you know, line up and whatnot so disregard anything that looks slightly off, just because it's Paint).

    But there are 2 size rectangles. 1 will be square (I know to cut 7/8" - 1" larger than finished size). I'm stumped on the rectangle. I want it to be (finished) twice as long as it is wide. So what size do I start with???

    To pick a number, let's say the finished square is 4" (so cut 4 7/8" ) and the finished rectangle is 4"x8". What size piece do I start with???
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    I had to resort to making a template when I made HRTs (half rectangle triangles). Here's a bit of how-to than may help you. http://www.quiltdesignnw.com/PDF/HRT_2x4.pdf Good luck. They aren't as easy as they look.

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    I see the square at 4" finished, and I see the rectangles at 8 by 4" finished. I think if you look at it like 3 blocks instead of a square and rectangle, it'll pop out at ya.

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    It's the same as a square, the finished block + 7/8. You're still dealing with a HST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAROLJ
    It's the same as a square, the finished block + 7/8. You're still dealing with a HST.
    No, that I know isn't true. First prototype... because the legs aren't equal, you lose more fabric when it all goes together

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet
    I see the square at 4" finished, and I see the rectangles at 8 by 4" finished. I think if you look at it like 3 blocks instead of a square and rectangle, it'll pop out at ya.
    Where are you seeing 3 blocks?? Could you highlight it with paint or something? I'm not seeing 3...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    I had to resort to making a template when I made HRTs (half rectangle triangles). Here's a bit of how-to than may help you. http://www.quiltdesignnw.com/PDF/HRT_2x4.pdf Good luck. They aren't as easy as they look.
    Thank you for the link! I appreciate it

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    When I look at it, I break it down into 12 blocks
    3 rows, of 4 blocks each.
    are you wanting the finished block to b e square, instead fo rectangle shaped

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    Here is a template for the 1/2 rectangle

    It is for a finished rectangle that is 4" X 8"

    Half rectangle template

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    I see 12 blocks and that is how I would piece it.

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