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Old 12-11-2009, 10:28 AM
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So I am starting a quilt for kids, but either my math is wrong or it is just not adding up.

I have a four patch block to make the two color block section should be 3 1/2 by 6 1/2 then you sew those two sections to get your four patch block that should be 6 1/2 by 6 1/2 but 3 1/2 plus 3 1/2 is 7 right??? Even if you take the 1/4 inch seem in the middle that only is 6.75! I am sooo confused! I have went over it like 3 times now please help me understand!
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:34 AM
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Since each piece of fabric uses a 1/4" seam, you would subtract 1/2" off of the joining of 2 pieces. So it would equal 6 1/2.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:38 AM
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Ok I think it just hit me thanks lol!
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:43 AM
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This is a problem that we all have from time to time :wink: Especially in larger blocks with 30 or 40 pieces LOL It can be mind boggling trying to remember all of these things :D:D:D
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:47 AM
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Ya and I hate math, but atleast I used it to show my daughter that her math is important!
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:51 PM
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I battle figuring out the finished size of my blocks too.
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:00 PM
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i have done made four of those and if you do like the patterns says it come out great
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How is you quilt coming along? Aren't these fun to work on :D:D:D
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I enjoy making them
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