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Thread: 6 inch finished Bear Claw

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    6 inch finished Bear Claw

    We are making a sampler quilt at our guild..... Everyone is doing 12 inch blocks but I want to spice it up a bit... our assignment is a bear claw this month.... I would like to do a 6 inch instead of 12... finished block... Can I simply reduce measurements in half???? or does someone have the dimensions for cutting... sure would appreciate any help....

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    you would have to delete the seam allowances of each piece, then cut the resulting measurement in half. then add the seam allowance back in
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    Your paw cuts 4 1/2" and the toes and small square are 2" finished

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    You would cut 4.5" for the square and make 2" finished HST for the claws. Hope this helps:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    You would cut 4.5" for the square and make 2" finished HST for the claws. Hope this helps:
    what about the strip in the middle...????? most have a sashing strip with a square in the middle

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    you would have to delete the seam allowances of each piece, then cut the resulting measurement in half. then add the seam allowance back in
    thanks Nan... this makes great sense..... I am just not too mathematical..... I had a friend reduce a paper pieced pattern on her printer by reducing it 50% and that didn't work..... do you have a method for that????

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdeaaz View Post
    what about the strip in the middle...????? most have a sashing strip with a square in the middle
    I think sdeaaz is correct. You would have to make the 4 blocks a little smaller, then figure out how wide to make your sashing to get to the size of the other's blocks.
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