Hi All,
I'm designing my own quilt for the first time and I want to make 6" (finished sized) square in a square blocks that look like the one i'm attaching.
How do I figure out how big to cut the pieces?
Thanks!!!
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Hi All,
I'm designing my own quilt for the first time and I want to make 6" (finished sized) square in a square blocks that look like the one i'm attaching.
How do I figure out how big to cut the pieces?
Thanks!!!
well i have read that there is a 1/4 seam on each side so if you want a 6" it would be 6 1/2 before u sew it in. try measurements after the 1/4's are in on all 4 sides it should be 6 inches finished size i will check my guide in the morning to be sure.
mema
It's been a long time since I made this block but I think you cut 2 squares 6 1/2".
One block is the center.
Cut the other block diagonally twice and they will be your corners.
I hope this is right.
To make your corner triangles so that the finished square is 6 inches, cut a square 9 3/4 inches, then cut twice diagonally.
If you want to have a little fudge factor, add an extra 1/4 or 1/2 inch to the square.
Oops thanks for correcting me GaiGai--:thumbup:
I never was good with math
I take no credit! :roll: I have a free app on my ipod! :mrgreen: :lol: :lol:Originally Posted by fabric-holic
http://www.ctpub.com/client/Products...geLg/10322.jpgOriginally Posted by memathomas
quick & easy block tool i looked it up and i think i was an inch off
If you go to quiltville.com she has a cutting chart for square in a square for any finished size you want.
Scroll down and look on the right.
That would put the outside pieces on the biase and you wouldn't want that.Originally Posted by gaigai
To get the corner triangles, you would take you finish size and add 7/8" and then cut corner to corner and get two half square triangles. I don't do 7/8...I add at least 1" to mine,
Sorry, I was wrong about that.Originally Posted by Barb_MO
This is what quiltville has.
http://quiltville.com/onpointmath.shtml