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Thread: Question about quilt block sizes

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    Senior Member QuiltforPD's Avatar
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    I am trying to make a quilt various blocks. I have a pattern of sorts that I am following and it has instructions for blocks that are 6 and 1/2 square when they are done. If I wanted to substitute a different block from the quilter's cache, will their blocks be listed as 6 inches but are really 6 1/2 before they are sewn into a quilt?

    I hope that question made sense... :roll:

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    most blocks will show the "unfinished" size - so 6-1/2" is the unfinished size and after quilting it with 1/4" seam allowance the finished size will be 6".

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    A 6 inch finished block should 6 1/2 inch before putting the quilt together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltforPD
    I am trying to make a quilt various blocks. I have a pattern of sorts that I am following and it has instructions for blocks that are 6 and 1/2 square when they are done. If I wanted to substitute a different block from the quilter's cache, will their blocks be listed as 6 inches but are really 6 1/2 before they are sewn into a quilt?

    I hope that question made sense... :roll:
    I believe QC gives you the measurement of the finished block, after it is sewn in place .... so it'll say 6", but when you make it up it'll be 6-1/2" til you sew it into your quilt.

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    For clarification, perhaps let us see which block you are wanting to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltforPD
    I am trying to make a quilt various blocks. I have a pattern of sorts that I am following and it has instructions for blocks that are 6 and 1/2 square when they are done. If I wanted to substitute a different block from the quilter's cache, will their blocks be listed as 6 inches but are really 6 1/2 before they are sewn into a quilt?

    I hope that question made sense... :roll:
    I believe QC gives you the measurement of the finished block, after it is sewn in place .... so it'll say 6", but when you make it up it'll be 6-1/2" til you sew it into your quilt.
    I agree...just went and looked at her site and it does appear that she lists the finished size of the block.

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    Okay good because I didn't find ANY 6 1/2 size ones there. I have not decided which one I will try but I have to subsitute one because I tried to make the one in the pattern and it whoopped my bu%%!!!

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    there are so many beautiful blocks on the quilter's cache site...sometimes I just click thru them to get ideas. Good luck.

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