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Thread: 12" block "Cracker Pattern" does anyone know where I can get it?

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    Question 12" block "Cracker Pattern" does anyone know where I can get it?

    I have been searching all day long online to find a pattern for a 12" finished block with the Cracker pattern...I am having no luck Does anyone know where I can find it? Thanks....I did however find a bunch of cracker patterns with 6" finished blocks but I am afraid those are too small, and I want a large 12" block..thanks!
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    Why not double the dimensions for the 6 inch blocks?
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    What is a cracker block? Do you have a photo?

    Edit: This should be easy to draft, even for a beginner. Just take graph paper 12 by 12 inches, draw out your pattern following the 6 inch pic, cut apart and add your 1/4 seam allowance.
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    http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa...lt-pattern.htm
    The block looks like this and I am having a terrible time calculating today with my head cold and I can't seem to find out what my 3 center pieces should be...I know the triangles are 6 7/8" square and you just cut it in half..its the 3 strips that go in the middle that I can't get to come out right, at first I thought they should be 3" wide but that ends up too short...I do have the length down though...not sure of any of that made sense I was just hoping that someone had the actual pattern I could save and put in my file..thanks though!
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    I have some time today, I'll keep looking!
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    Thanks that is the one I found too, but when I cut out of printing paper the shapes the 3.5" X 9" stipswas too big to come out on a 12" block...its a number a tish over 3" but I am not sure what that fraction is :/
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    I drew out a 12x12 block on graph paper. The middle strips come out to be WITHOUT seam allowances to be 2 and 13/16ths by 8.5. You can always round that to 2 and 7/8th and trim down a bit. So I would cut my middle strips to 3.5 by 9, sew them together and trim down if needed. This block doesn't seem to be an exact science. The triangles would be 6 and 7/8th as you stated before. Try one in scraps and see how it goes.

    Oh Courtney, we were both on the same track!!
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    Thanks dakotamaid and everyone else! I think my issue sometimes is perfectionist...my blocks always have to be exact and when I run into a pattern that doesn't come out to be a finished whatever they say it is supposed to be and needs trimming I'm like ...... >:/ hahaha...that pattern that I did find said to do the 3.5 x 9 stips but I just thought wow there must be a closer # so you don't have to trim but maybe I will have to trim regardless. Thanks for the help everyone!
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    Did you want the sub unit to be 12 inches or the overall X shape to be twelve inches square? I can print you a pattern from EQ7.

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    I finally got it the measurements I wanted it. I have the squares at 6 7/8" square, and cut diagonally. Then the 3 strips are a width of 3 3/8" each, that will make it so that the big square when all pieces are sewn together will be 12 1/2" and when it is a finished square in the quilt it will be 12".
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    Why not try to draft it out and paper piece it? I think it would be easy to draft..and then no fussy little cuts.
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    I have clear plastic grid sheets from Joann's I make templates out of with my exact measurements and then I save them so it goes pretty fast actually.
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    Try Pinterest too in the search selection...It is unbelieveable what you can find on there.

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    Maybe this can help, but doubled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingByCourtney View Post
    I have been searching all day long online to find a pattern for a 12" finished block with the Cracker pattern...I am having no luck Does anyone know where I can find it? Thanks....I did however find a bunch of cracker patterns with 6" finished blocks but I am afraid those are too small, and I want a large 12" block..thanks!
    quilters cache has it I just googled 12 inch cracker quilter square

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    Make sure that your printer is set to print out the template at 100 percent and not to fit the page. Be aware that if you try to photo copy the sizes will alway be off a tad as the pints always scale more on one direction than the other.
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    On mywebquilter.com you can find the pattern and enter the size of the finished block. This will give you the pattern and the amount you need. I love this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bchapman View Post
    On mywebquilter.com you can find the pattern and enter the size of the finished block. This will give you the pattern and the amount you need. I love this site.
    AWESOME thanks for sharing, now I wonder why I spent so much for EQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingByCourtney View Post
    I have been searching all day long online to find a pattern for a 12" finished block with the Cracker pattern...I am having no luck Does anyone know where I can find it? Thanks....I did however find a bunch of cracker patterns with 6" finished blocks but I am afraid those are too small, and I want a large 12" block..thanks!
    Use 3-1/4" strips. Your strip sets will be 9" wide and cut into 9" sections, which will give you an 8-1/2" finished center. That, with two 7" squares, cut in half diagonally, will give you a 12" finished block. Make a sample block out of scraps to check it out.
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    googled 12 inch and it came up as 4 6" blocks will be a 12" block so the pattern you are trying to make will be a 12" block do a test to be sure.

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    Well, I love the pattern, as I cut all my fabric pieces out and started sewing them together I do notice a small bit of waviness/excess fabric on the bottom centers of the large roughly 24" block that you make when you sew all 4 of your 12" blocks together...I'm thinking it is because the triangle blocks (made from your 6 7/8" blocks) should be a tiny bit smaller so that when they are all sewn together to do not get that small bunching when the very large block is completed. I do believe I will be able to flatten some of the excess fabric out when I quilt it and you will never notice, but I do hate when patterns are not exact to the "T" on measurements, as I am a perfectionist and expect it all to be just so hahaha...oh well, now I know for next time to not go exact to the pattern on this one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingByCourtney View Post
    I have been searching all day long online to find a pattern for a 12" finished block with the Cracker pattern...I am having no luck Does anyone know where I can find it? Thanks....I did however find a bunch of cracker patterns with 6" finished blocks but I am afraid those are too small, and I want a large 12" block..thanks!
    copy the pattern and chart it out for a 12" block (or any other size you want)
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    It's just a 3 picee rail fence with 4 triangles added for corners. Draw it up yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingByCourtney View Post
    Well, I love the pattern, as I cut all my fabric pieces out and started sewing them together I do notice a small bit of waviness/excess fabric on the bottom centers of the large roughly 24" block that you make when you sew all 4 of your 12" blocks together...I'm thinking it is because the triangle blocks (made from your 6 7/8" blocks) should be a tiny bit smaller so that when they are all sewn together to do not get that small bunching when the very large block is completed. I do believe I will be able to flatten some of the excess fabric out when I quilt it and you will never notice, but I do hate when patterns are not exact to the "T" on measurements, as I am a perfectionist and expect it all to be just so hahaha...oh well, now I know for next time to not go exact to the pattern on this one...

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Size:  149.8 KB Here is what my blocks look like here are 2 of the large finished ones....I circled the places there is excess fabric and creates a small wave due to the pattern being of slightly from what it says....I paper pieced it together before I cut fabric and thought about it a whole day that something on that pattern was wrong but everyone insisted thats what it was and just do it sooo oh well, I will learn for next time...I will be able to fudge it out when I quilt thank goodness its only a twin size for my husband.
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