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Thread: what in the world is 98-Mayin squares?

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    Member kedougou's Avatar
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    what in the world is 98-Mayin squares?

    Help!
    I am working on a pattern from a jelly roll quilt book. It is called starlight express (basically four lonestar quilt blocks made with jelly rolls). One of the reasons I picked this pattern is that it avoids set in seams by using half square triangles for the background of the star. the triangles go on each side of the pieced diamond to create a "wedge." sew the wedges together and presto you get a lonestar block.
    Here's the problem. the book doesn't give any measurements for the triangles! all it says is to "cut four strips 98-Mayin. sub cut into 16 98-Mayin squares, cut in half to form 32 half square triangles X.


    Am I missing something? 98in is way to big, is it a typo? something is going over my head. What in the world in 98-Mayin?

    btw: the instrutions for triangle y is crystal clear (make 16 7in squares, cut in half to form 32 half square triangles Y)

    these mystery triangle Xs are driving me batty.


    thanks
    jess

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    by chance, did you check the author's website to see if there are any pattern corrections?
    Nancy in western NY

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    i would visit the website and ask for an explanation- it could be a typo---often corrections can be found on the pattern designer's web site.
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    Hmm. I don't have a clue, but when my curiosity got the best of me I ran across this.... Starlight Express Quilt
    you might want to see if you can contact this person and get some info. They completed the pattern and it turned out great, I'm sure yours will too.
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    http://peggymunday.blogspot.com/

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    I found a preview of that book on google books - the inside the book view has this paragraph:

    cut 4 strips 9 5/8 in wide across width of fabric and subcut into 16 9 5/8 in squares. Cut in half diagonally to form 32 half square triangles X.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=tAc...20roll&f=false

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    that's fantastic! thanks Dandish. I guess this typo is just in the kindle edition. Your a lifesaver... or at least a quilt saver

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    Another thing ... I forgot what quilter it is (Possibly Nancy Sewel?) that has templates for using the triangles in the Lonestar to avoid the set in seams. Might want to give that a google search as well.

    OK ... found it. It's the "other" Nancy - Nancy Zieman. Here's a link

    http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/nanc...-more-y-seams/

    There is a video as well on you-tube.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    Glad I could help. Just show us pics when you are done!

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