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Thread: Templates and triangles help!

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    Member wattse2000's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
    Olathe, KS

    Templates and triangles help!

    I am working on a "Rocky Road to Kansas" quilt. It is my first time using templates and I'm really struggling to get the points of the triangles to work properly. How do I get the block to end up so I have a 1/4" leftover on the points??? I have tried marking a 1/4" seam on the triangles but that doesn't seem to help. Since the triangles are all different angles I'm not sure if I'm doing it right...
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    Junior Member Christine George's Avatar
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    Oct 2011
    Milwaukee WI
    This may look differently after it's been trimmed but right now it looks rectangular to me. The upper white piece looks like it's not wide enough. I did a similar pattern and I used paper guides. Not paper pieced, but I sewed the strips to the paper. That way when I trimmed from the back side I was sure of my size.

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    Mar 2010
    Sturbridge, Ma
    go back and check the pattern/templates/cutting/sewing.
    Something isn't right in the measurements.

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    Super Member auntpiggylpn's Avatar
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    Here is tute for this pattern from here on QB. She also mentions and has a picture of the "too short" block.

    Rocky Road to Kansas Crazy Patch Mini Tutorial
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