Instructions say" If you don't have a large square you can fold in each end about 8 1/2 ". Lay your straight ruler with 45 degree along the fold. The inside colour wil just touch the top of the point. (I understand this) BUT
Fold of fabric - this straight side is the centre of the triangle - putting masking tape on your cutting board to keep the 2 sides of the triangle works well.
The base is run along the dark strip in the picture.
The small triangle is cut from the centrepiece. It is a right angle triangle but the height is only yup 5 strips. Fold the seam allowance up and cut right into the top.
So my problem is - the width of the fabric is 42". 8 1/2 triangle is opened to 17" on each side of the strip. Problem is (8 strips - each strip is 1 1/2 ") The middle strip is only 5" in height, should the base of the strip be 10".
Figures are 17" x 2=34. Width of strips is 42 - 34= 8. I think there is something wrong with their figures.
Can anyone help me figure this out?? The more I read it the more confused I become.
Hope to hear from someone.
Thanks for reading - Marge