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Old 07-09-2012, 05:24 AM
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I am working on my 1st scrappy quilt & want to add some 1/2 square triangles. I need the finished square to be 6". It says the square should be 6 7/8 before cutting. Apparently I don't know my ruler lines!! Thanks for helping me.

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Old 07-09-2012, 05:27 AM
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6 7/8 is halfway between the 6 3/4 and 7" lines. However, most of us would cut the squares at 7", make the HSTs, and whittle them down to size.
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The smallest line right before the next inch mark- does that make sense ?

To make sure you have the correct line start counting all the lines until you get to the next inch to see if your ruler has 8ths or 16ths
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I would just make an 1/8" bigger = 7" and be done with it. Will be much easier cutting them, then trim down to size you need. Just how I would do it.
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If you have 8 markings between each inch, it is the one before the 7 inch mark. If you have 4 markings between each inch, it will be between the last marking and the 7 inch mark. I cut mine 7 inches and then when they are sewn
together, I'll square them off to 6 1/2 (1/4 all around, to finish 6 inches) Hope this helps.


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I am working on my 1st scrappy quilt & want to add some 1/2 square triangles. I need the finished square to be 6". It says the square should be 6 7/8 before cutting. Apparently I don't know my ruler lines!! Thanks for helping me.

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Old 07-09-2012, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by dunster View Post
6 7/8 is halfway between the 6 3/4 and 7" lines. However, most of us would cut the squares at 7", make the HSTs, and whittle them down to size.
Ditto!

IMHO it is a lot easier to square up to the correct size, then a lot of #*%^( because they HST came out to small.
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If you have a ruler marked in 1/8ths then it is the line right before the inch big line. I don't have trouble with the 7/8 but 3/8 or 5/8. I count it the first time and if it is a cut I will be using again, I put a little piece of masking tape at the line with a little arrow pointing to the side of the tape I want.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:47 AM
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I would just make an 1/8" bigger = 7" and be done with it. Will be much easier cutting them, then trim down to size you need. Just how I would do it.
I agree. So much easier to square up and have the correct measurement if you aren't dealing with the 7/8th's of an inch. I used to do all the tedious measurements, but realized I save myself a lot of time and measuring by just going up to the next whole inch and using a ruler and squaring it up.
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i agree with cutting them 7" and trimming. this also helps if your sewing is not perfect, like mine
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there are 8 1/8ths in every inch. Count the 8ths on the ruler, it will show where the 7/8ths is.
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