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    I am stuck! If I want a finished 9 patch of 5 inches what size would I cut my squares?

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    You would have to divide 5" x 3 then add 1/2" for seam allowance. It would be easier if your finished 9patch was 6".

    For a 6" finished 9 patch, you would cut the squares 2 1/2"

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    If I went with 6 than I would cut my squares 6 1/2 right. Thanks for helping me

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    If you cut your squares 6 you would have a finished block of 18". Do a sample block and use 9 2" blocks this should give you a 6 " unfinished 6" finished block. I always use scraps and do a sample block to check my cutting, " seams and finished size:)

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    2" squares will give you a 5 1/2" block

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    2" squares will give you a 5 1/2" block
    That will finish at 4.5" square (5" unfinished). ;-)

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    2 1/4" will finish at 5 1/4". That's about as close as you can get without using hard to measure amounts.

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    Here is my problem and maybe you can help me. I seen a quilt on this board that I loved. It has 3 braided panels . So I made mine 7 inches finished, and it has 3 white panels 7 inches finished which gives me a total width of 35 inches wide. Then they made 9 patches for the second outside border. I cute my first outside border 3 inches which would be 2 1/2 inches finished. So now I can't cut my 9 patches 7 1/2 unfinished because they no longer fit. I don't know what size to cut my 9 patches or white squares to make it fit around the first border. There is another white border that goes on after you do you 9 patches. So the second border is a 9 patch, than a white square, another 9 patch and than a white square and so on. Can you help me?

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    should that be 2 white panels?


    so it's

    braid - whitepanel - braid - whitepanel - braid = 35" finished

    and around all that is a 2.5 finished white border.

    So now you're at 37.5" FINISHED, right?

    et correct my lousy math - it's now 40" finished.

    Is that white border sewn on yet? Do you have more of that fabric?

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    Your are right there are only 2 white panels. Yes I have sewn the border on but I can unpick it if I need to.

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    I am not sure what length my sides are though. Will we need to know that?

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    It would help to know the length and width of the top, at this point :D:D:D

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    The width of the top and bottom without any border is 35 inches.

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    Duh, me.

    It's not 37.5, it's now 40" across with the border.


    And the length is.....???

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    Unfortunately I am stuck at work and my husband isn't anwering the phone. If we figured out the top wouldn't I do the sides the same way? I am so sorry, I am such a rookie!

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    Is the quilt top square?

    If, yes, then we can find a solution.
    That would be much easier.

    But I didn't know if the length was 50" or 70". So that matters if you might add "coping" strips to make the borders fit.

    I'm guessing you're not working directly from a pattern - more from the picture. So if a border had to be a bit smaller or larger, you don't really care, right?
    (which is really the way I like to do it myself ;-) )

    And I get NOW why you wanted the 5" 9patches.


    Also, ooc, are the 9 patches a mix of the braid fabrics and the white, or are they all scrappy braid fabrics?

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    The 9 patches are a mix of trhe braid fabrics and white. I am thinking the length was 60 inches. There was a total of 9 - 9 patches and 9 white patches totaling 18.

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    Whoops no white fabric in the braids; just the colors.

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    how about putting a sashing strip on first and then the border so you get a good size 9 patch

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    We all start somewhere!

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    Wow! I'm so confused! I want to see a picture of this quilt when you finish.

    When I'm trying to figure out a difficult measurement issue, I sometimes plot it out on graph paper using colored pencils You might try that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vharris
    I am stuck! If I want a finished 9 patch of 5 inches what size would I cut my squares?
    I usually make a patch in paper, folding the 1/4 " seam allowance over, then measure it out. Takes some time, but better than wasting fabric.

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    If you cut the squares to 2.25 (2-1/4) and sewed them with a full quarter inch seam (versus a scant quarter inch seam) you might end up with a piece really close to 5.5 inches (unfinished size)

    If it's only a smidge oversized, I think it would be feasible to trim the blocks down to the desired sze.

    The technical size to cut the squares would be 2-1/6 inches - which most rulers don't have.

    1/6 = 0.167
    3/16 = 0.189
    1/4 = 0.25

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    If there's a 'smidge' of difference, you can actually ease it in. No matter how accurately you plan it, you'll probably wind up doing some easing anyway. We all do that!

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    Which quilt is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by vharris
    Here is my problem and maybe you can help me. I seen a quilt on this board that I loved. It has 3 braided panels . So I made mine 7 inches finished, and it has 3 white panels 7 inches finished which gives me a total width of 35 inches wide. Then they made 9 patches for the second outside border. I cute my first outside border 3 inches which would be 2 1/2 inches finished. So now I can't cut my 9 patches 7 1/2 unfinished because they no longer fit. I don't know what size to cut my 9 patches or white squares to make it fit around the first border. There is another white border that goes on after you do you 9 patches. So the second border is a 9 patch, than a white square, another 9 patch and than a white square and so on. Can you help me?

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