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Thread: I think I need to take a basic math class.

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    I think I need to take a basic math class.

    So I am making a D9P and I cut the material in strips at 4.5 inches. Well I should of done 5 if I wanted a 12 in block..

    So now my quilt will be a little smaller then I intended. Now I have to decide if I want to put sashing in between the blocks to make it 12 inch or just do a couple of borders..LOL

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    I usually cut first and think later too. It makes for some interesting solutions though!

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    You won't get a 12" block doing a D9P unless you cut odd size squares (4.666"). Cutting 4.5" squares will get you a 11.5" finished block, 5" squares will get you a 13" finished block. Just plan to adjust the rest of the quilt accordingly. Enlarge/reduce borders to get the overall size you want. There's no rule that the blocks HAVE to always be 12".

    D9P looks great with sashing too. I finished this top recently.

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    This might be helpful for the next project.

    http://quilting.about.com/od/blockof...-Pattern_3.htm

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    Wow thanks Kate..love the quilt. Thanks Lisa
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    I just made 2 D9P throw size quilts, cutting 4.5 squares and they come out to a nice size. I add a 1" inner border and cut the border fabric 6". They are approx. 47 X 71.
    Donna

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    Thanks for the laugh this morning. I have a genius level IQ. I'm good at regular math. I understand geometry and algebra. So why is it that when it comes to quilting math, I'm a blithering idiot?????

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    I would maybe lay the blocks together 1st. And then maybe lay the blocks apart, with roughly the sashing width, you want to use. And maybe if you have a color of sashing, you will want to use. Lay the block's on top of your sashing material. GOOD LUCK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nammie to 7 View Post
    I usually cut first and think later too. It makes for some interesting solutions though!

    Me too, I am the same way. Oh well...lol :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Anne View Post
    Me too, I am the same way. Oh well...lol :-)
    Been there, done that--repeatedly. My excuse is that I am too anxious to get to the next project. At least that's my story and I am sticking to it.

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