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    I'm fairly new to quilting. I am trying to adjust the size of a Broken Sash block and I'm not doing a very good job! The original size is 12 X 12 finished. I want to make it 10 X 10 finished.
    Can anyone tell me how to figure that out?
    If I did the attachment right you should be able to see that I cut all my points off.

    Thanks!

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    you can trim the triangle pieces from the bottom/long side and you won't lose your points.

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    Thanks, I'll try that. How do I figure out the measurements of the pieces? I'm having trouble doing that.
    I'm stepping out of my comfort zone and doing something I've never done before. :-)

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    Try this site, I've used it and it is great.

    http://www.quilterscache.com/StartQu...tingseven.html

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    Oh, thanks! I'll try it!

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    I'm not sure how to get this one block trimmed from 12x12 to 10x10 so that it looks right.

    What I would do is sit down with paper and pencil and think and measure the different pieces out. After getting the measurements drawn do it again on a different piece of paper. Don't forget that on each piece you have to add 1/4 inch seam allowance all away around each piece. This process can be done if a couple of different methods depending on what works for you.

    This is how I would do it. I would keep the 12x12 to use as an extra block sample just for the layout. You can always add the Broken Sash block to the back of your quilt as a surprise.

    Keep asking questions here, you'll get many different replies.

    Again, don't forget to add in the necessary seam allowances!!

    Good luck.

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    How about going to a place like staples and have them reduce the pattern to your specs. maybe this is not a pattern but just a thought

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    found this one six and ten inches
    http://www.how-to-quilt.com/patterns...lsquare-10.pdf
    and this site has some 10 inch ones
    http://www.quilterscache.com/BlocksbySizeB.html

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    Each quarter of your new block will finish 5". The rectangles will be 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 cut size, and the "geese" will be that same size before joining to the rectangles.
    I like the suggestion of trimming slightly larger geese rectangles to the 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 size!

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    Your geese and your rectangles have to be 5 1/2 by 2 3/4 UNFINISHED. to get your 10 inch finished size.

    The math: 5.5 plus 2.75 plus 2.75 (unfinished) equals 11 minus .5 minus .5 (2 seams 1/4 inch from each side of 2 seams) equals 10 inch unfinished block........ This is the math for 1/2 of the block.

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    Go Saints! It will be gorgeous.

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    If you want me to I can do up the block in EQ for you and e-mail it to you. PM if you would like me to do that, OK.

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    Thank you! I am so bad at that part of quilting! I don't have a math brain! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by emerald46
    Go Saints! It will be gorgeous.
    I hope it will be gorgeous because I'm making it to auction at our church to benefit missions. I've already made a baby Saints quilt for the auction.

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    Thank you all so much for your help! I'm loving this message board already!

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    Put it on graph paper and be sure to add that 1/4 when you are ready to cut the fabric. When I strted quilting many moons ago we used the plastic templates with the 1/4 added to it.

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    For the block to finish at 10 inches, each of the quadrants has to be 5.5 inches unfinished. I'm thinking the geese and other pieces need to be 5.5 by 3.25 unfinished, but not positive. Someone else please verify my math.

    You could also print out the block pattern and reduce it to 10.5 inches and then paper piece it.

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    Thanks for the web site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    If you want me to I can do up the block in EQ for you and e-mail it to you. PM if you would like me to do that, OK.
    I have to ask, even though it does not help the block. I have EQ6. If I create a block and save, if I send it out as an e-mail, doesn't the receiving party need to have EQ too?

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    Success! Not perfect but neither am I! :-)
    I have points!

    5 1/2 X 3 rectangles 3 X 3 squares
    And it also helped when I figured out that I was sewing them on incorrectly! LOL

    Thanks everyone for the help!
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    What a stunning quilt....New Orleans style...just fabulous!

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    Everything is cut. I'll start sewing today! The auction is on April 10th so I have plenty of time. (I machine quilt)

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    Great job!

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    The blocks!
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    it is a basic 4 patch pattern.
    Draw a 10 square on 4x4 graft paper.
    Divide into 1/4th.
    Then Divide each square long ways into half. You should have rectagles of 2/5" x5" Cut out two.
    On one, Dived in half and draw your triangle.
    This will give you the finished size of each Piece.
    Then redraw each cut piece on graft paper and add the 1/4" seam all around each piece.
    You will then have templates for each piece to produce a 10" finished block.
    You can either use the pieces to mark and cut or measure and rotary cut.

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