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Thread: Measurements for triangles

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    I need some help, Please! I am making a quilt and am currently stumped. Part of the quilt uses 4 patch blocks alternating with 6" blocks. Another uses 4 patch triangles. The finished block is 6". I need to know what measurement to use to make the triangles. Hopefully, I will learn the measurements as I need to finish the quilt top this weekend. Any suggestions, welcomed. TYIA, Laura A in Brick

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    If you are talking about a quarter square triangle, it would be 7 1/4", but I am not sure if that is what you mean.

    http://quilting.about.com/od/quickpi..._squares_2.htm

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    I know the lady at www.quiltville.com has a whole chart on sizes for triangles. You might check there. It might be under miscellaneous information.

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    kind of depends on how many you have to make, how many colors you are using. if real scrappy & using lots of colors--the method that works best is to*** cut 4"sq @ color, R sides together, draw line diagonally,sew 1/4" away from EACH side of this line,cut on line, press,trim to 3 1/2"**
    if not scrappy, triangle paper works best for lots of the same colors. fin.3"
    Missouri Quilt Co has good tute on making 4 at a time for a pinwheel block. apply to your situation.
    the most time-consuming, easy to stretch is to cut 4"
    triangles,cut in half diagonally,press, trim to fin.3 1/2"
    good if really doing small scraps.
    Try a method before you do a whole lot of them !
    everyone likes a different way.
    anyone else reading this, please check my math !!

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    That Missouri Quilt Co. pinwheel tutorial is the easiest ever to make half square triangles--you don't have to be making your end product into a pinwheel. Check it out.

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    Thank you all for responding. Yes, it is the quarter square triangle. I can now get to cutting and sewing.
    Thanks, LauraA in Brick

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJSews4Fun
    I need some help, Please! I am making a quilt and am currently stumped. Part of the quilt uses 4 patch blocks alternating with 6" blocks. Another uses 4 patch triangles. The finished block is 6". I need to know what measurement to use to make the triangles. Hopefully, I will learn the measurements as I need to finish the quilt top this weekend. Any suggestions, welcomed. TYIA, Laura A in Brick
    Lets see if I understand - When you say 4 patch triangles, are you looking for 4 Half Sq Triangles in a PinWheel pattern?? If so for a 6" square, each "patch" will finish up at 3" so un-finished it will be 3.5". To make the half square you add 7/8" to the unfinished size so you would start off with a 4 and 3/8" square.

    Two good resources:

    http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.co...triangles.html

    http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.co...triangles.html

    Hope this is what you are looking for. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by eparys
    Quote Originally Posted by LJSews4Fun
    I need some help, Please! I am making a quilt and am currently stumped. Part of the quilt uses 4 patch blocks alternating with 6" blocks. Another uses 4 patch triangles. The finished block is 6". I need to know what measurement to use to make the triangles. Hopefully, I will learn the measurements as I need to finish the quilt top this weekend. Any suggestions, welcomed. TYIA, Laura A in Brick
    Lets see if I understand - When you say 4 patch triangles, are you looking for 4 Half Sq Triangles in a PinWheel pattern?? If so for a 6" square, each "patch" will finish up at 3" so un-finished it will be 3.5". To make the half square you add 7/8" to the unfinished size so you would start off with a 4 and 3/8" square.

    Two good resources:

    http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.co...triangles.html

    http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.co...triangles.html

    Hope this is what you are looking for. :D
    It is a quarter square triangle, so you add 1 1/4" for a total of 7 1/4"

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    Ohhhh! Thanks for those links! I finally get it! I've been trying to understand this for a while now but my fog brain kicks in immediately when I start thinking about it. It really is simple!

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    I just have to say you ladies are a wealth of info ! Thanks

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