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Old 08-23-2013, 07:01 AM
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I have seen this block used many times, but I have never seen a name for it, nor instructions. I could play with it and figure it out, but I'm wondering if anyone has seen any tutorials for it or knows of short cuts, etc.

I want to do it scrappy, so I need to know the dimensions of the squares to cut into triangles. I'm looking for guidelines so I can determine later what size block I want. I prefer to go big and trim down, if that makes sense. Also, I don't want to stress over points; I'd like to have them but won't worry if they get clipped a little, if that makes instructions easier.

Thanks in advance for your input!
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:27 AM
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http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/al...uilt-block.htm

These directions aren't very good . . . but at least this will give you a place to start.

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Old 08-23-2013, 07:30 AM
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Thanks, but I don't see any information to determine sizing. I'd like to know if the small square is say 2" finished, how big should I cut the small triangles (or the square I cut in half to make them) and how big should I cut the big triangle?
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:37 AM
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If the small square is 2" then the two triangles are each 2" on each side, and the big triangle is 4" on each side. Those are all finished dimensions. You would cut the fabric just as you would for HST's. Add 7/8" to be close to exact, or add an inch and trim down.
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I've seen it referred to Hidden Square but I'm not sure.
Here's a tutorial that I've saved.

http://bronzewombat.blogspot.ca/2011...gle-block.html
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:42 AM
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When I'm really stumped by a pattern, I draw each piece out (actual size), on 1/4" graph paper. The 1/4" grid allows you to see the actual seams and how they fit together.
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I looked the block up on EQ6. They call it 4 patch straight furrow.
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I'm not sure if this is correct, by I would assume that whatever your small square measures, you would double for your large square, so 2" finished small square = 4" finished large square. Then, using the rule of thumb for HSTs, you would cut your squares 1" bigger, so for the small HSTs, you would cut your squares 3-1/2" before cutting them in two and cut your large squares 5-1/2" before cutting them apart. You would then have to trim the HSTs down to get your correct size square. This is one that might be easier to paper piece.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:52 AM
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"The Quilter's Recipe Book" calls this block "Brave World". It is considered a 4 patch and they recommend drafting on a 4 x 4 grid. By searching that name, I found this link http://www.quiltivate.com/blocks/2-brave-world and also this one http://www.brandywinevlyquilters.org/bvqsbommar9.htm. Lots of stuff comes up using "Brave World". I have always liked this block.
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I would draw it on paper measure and add 1/2 inch to each piece..no problems.
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