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Thread: Dang, now what??

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    Super Member mpeters1200's Avatar
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    So I'm making a 25 block sampler, each block with special meaning. I've been organizing and reorganizing the patterns, coloring them with pencils to make sure I have it all together before I start to cut. I love this baton rouge block from quilter's cache. I saw the link to make blocks bigger or smaller, but don't have the graph paper to figure stuff out. Can someone help make the pattern for this link a 12" block instead of 10? All the other ones picked are 12" blocks.

    http://www.quilterscache.com/B/Baton...uareBlock.html

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    I wish I could help you, but my brain won't go there. Does EQ have the ability to do that? I would have to do the math and I am not up for that. Lovely block, BTW.

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    I think each section of that block (5x5) would have to finish up 2.4" (originally 2"). So if you had 1/4" seams, you'd have to cut the square pieces to 2.9". If I were making it, I think I'd try making a sample by cutting 3", sew a little bigger than 1/4" seams. You also have to take into consideration the triangles. Another option is to enlarge it 120% and cut templates out of paper (don't forget to add seam allowance). Clear as mud??? LOL

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    That was fun! So I got out my EQ6, set up a 12" block split into five rows each way (that's a grid with 60 points).

    Have attached the EQ6 project, rotary cutting directions and templates!

    Love my EQ6 :)
    Linda

    Baton rouge 12" square templates

    Baton rouge 12" square rotary cutting

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    The easiest way to make it a 12" block is to add a 1" border to the block.

    Judy

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    For anyone without EQ, this block tells how to enlarge blocks. Scroll to the January1, 2010 entry. After I read it a couple of times, it seems doable.

    http://quiltisland.blogspot.com/

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    wow that was mondo cool - I clicked on download the file for EQ6 and it opened the program and loaded the project... neat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    I think each section of that block (5x5) would have to finish up 2.4" (originally 2"). So if you had 1/4" seams, you'd have to cut the square pieces to 2.9". If I were making it, I think I'd try making a sample by cutting 3", sew a little bigger than 1/4" seams. You also have to take into consideration the triangles. Another option is to enlarge it 120% and cut templates out of paper (don't forget to add seam allowance). Clear as mud??? LOL
    I think that is a good idea.

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    Wow...I think I just fell in love with EQ6. Your computer did that?

    I couldn't download the program. I could look at the templates and the rotary cutting ones.

    The rotary cutting one....there's a 3 1/4 " piece and a 2 7/8". Are those strips as long as the WOF? Also, if they are, am I then cutting them down to 3 1/4 and 2 7/8" squares? I probably would then be cutting them on the diagonal for the HST.

    Am I understanding all that correctly? If that's true, I'm not sure that's more difficult that some of the other cutting instructions for the rest of the blocks. In fact, many of the other blocks involve 2 7/8" squares.

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    EQ is awesome :D:D:D
    The reason you couldn't open the one file is because it is a EQ only file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpeters1200
    Wow...I think I just fell in love with EQ6. Your computer did that?

    I couldn't download the program. I could look at the templates and the rotary cutting ones.

    The rotary cutting one....there's a 3 1/4 " piece and a 2 7/8". Are those strips as long as the WOF? Also, if they are, am I then cutting them down to 3 1/4 and 2 7/8" squares? I probably would then be cutting them on the diagonal for the HST.

    Am I understanding all that correctly? If that's true, I'm not sure that's more difficult that some of the other cutting instructions for the rest of the blocks. In fact, many of the other blocks involve 2 7/8" squares.
    You're cutting strips for the "A" triangles that are 3 1/4 wide, WOF, then subcutting into 3 1/4 squares, subcutting again into triangles.

    For the "B" squares, 2 7/8" wide WOF strips, subcut into 2 7/8 squares.

    But I do really like the suggestion to just cut a titch more so it's easier to measure and cut, and take a seam a titch more than the 1/4".

    The EQ6 project file can only be opened in EQ6, it isn't the program itself. The only math I had to do was to multiply the size of the square (12") by how many squares in the block (5) to get the grid (60). The printouts are just File-Print and pick what you want printed! It is awesome, eh?

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    I used to figure, draw, and stress. Now I just use a calculator and divide what you want by the size you have. Then use the copy machine to enlarge or shrink. Couldn't be simpler!

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    The only thing I'm worried about cutting a bit bigger pieces, is if I trim down...I worry about cutting the tips off my triangles. I trim down too much and when I sew them together my triangles won't have tips...Sure gave me lots to think about.

    And dream about...my next birthday I'm going to be having pictures of the EQ6 packaging taped all over the house! He'll have no choice but to buy it for me!

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