If the inner 9-patches are 3" FINISHED, the S-in-a-S in the outside border, in conjunction with a correctly-sized inner border (to make it all flow smoothly), would be 4.25" FINISHED
3 x 1.414 = 4.24 , rounded up to 4.25" (and that rounding will cause a minimal amount of easing when attaching the borders)
The 1.414 is just another of those frequently used numbers (like the 7/8" and 1.25") that is helpful to know., especially when dealing with on-point calculations (either way).
Just make sure you always start with the FINISHED size of the block.
Or if you REALLY hate math, use the chart for diagonals of a square.
I love this! Curious what size is your blocks?
Originally Posted by AngelinaMaria
thanks MTS and ghostrider. after some finegling, i got a quilt worked out. what i had been trying to avoid is the thicker inner border. this one is 89.5x89.5 and has borders of 2.25, 4.25, and 2.25
I am not sure that I would do the border on point. Why not sew a right triangle on opposite sides of your nine patch? One of the right angles would go at the top and the other one on the bottom. Then you could sew those units together on the diagonal. I would cut the right triangles with the long side on the straight of grain to avoid the edges stretching out of shape.
Unfortunately, you can't avoid the border.....it either has to be there AND that width, or eliminated completely (which, maybe if you changed the background on the border blocks, could be an interesting alternative).
Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
FYI - on the sashing, assuming we're all are perfectionist when it comes to piecing (not me), in actuality, the top and bottom inner borders should be 2" wide FINISHED, while the side inner borders should be 2.25" wide FINISHED.
It can all be eased in if they're cut the same width, but that's the way the math works out.
Not to go OT, but just a side note since QuiltNan mentioned it a couple of times....
For examples like this, EQ5 is just as good as EQ7.
The one I worked up in EQ7 doesn't look any different than yours.
I probably went about it and used the exact same menu options, etc. that you did.
That's why in my posts when answering a thread on the subject, I sometimes suggest buying a used copy of EQ5 (which has no installation/security/registration* issues - and I always thought was stable enough - better than EQ6, for sure) as an alternative to buying the full new latest version, especially if budget was an issue, and/or the buyer wasn't "sure" it was worth it.
And I'd venture that the majority of EQ users (regardless of the version) are doing the same sort of stuff like we did on this thread.
I've seen amazing creations in EQ - I'm in awe - but there are, I'm sure, countless features that I'm not using because they don't pertain to the quilts I design and make, or I don't know about them.
Sort of like Excel.....25+ years using it, from the beginning, and pretty intensively, and there's still stuff in there that's new to me.
*Not that you can even upgrade to v7 off of EQ5 anyway, but I heard somewhere, not too long ago, that EQ's official file of EQ5 registered licenses (w/serial numbers) was kaput.
Thanks for the practice. I designed mine in EQ7 it was fun playing! It will be a great scrap quilt! Uses a lot of 1.5 inch strips. Luann in CT
Not sure if QuiltnNan or MTS are still checking in here but I was wondering if there is a way to make it a bit smaller (closer to a lap/throw size) and still have the border (on point 9 patches) work? I imagine there are only a limited number of sizes that this will work out correctly.
yes im pretty sure that pattern is a irsh chain
Originally Posted by AngelinaMaria