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Making 4 patch with 2-1/2" blocks and I want to set them

Old 03-21-2018, 12:48 PM
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Default Making 4 patch with 2-1/2" blocks and I want to set them

I want to set the 4 patch of 2-1/2" blocks on point, so what size do I cut the set in triangles...I know somebody will tell me on here that's smarter than I am..
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Old 03-21-2018, 01:44 PM
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https://www.quiltville.com/onpointmath.shtml
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:24 PM
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There really is no need to think about "math" for setting triangles!! Here is how I teach my classes. And this allows extra fabric along the edges to let the blocks "float" -- no losing any points! -- and extra for trimming the quilt before basting and quilting.

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Old 03-21-2018, 08:32 PM
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Great info Jan -- good simple math. Thanks
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Thank you Jan, that is very straight forward and easy to remember.
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Yes, Jan...your instructions are easy. I’ve printed a copy...thank you for the valuable information.
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
There really is no need to think about "math" for setting triangles!! Here is how I teach my classes. And this allows extra fabric along the edges to let the blocks "float" -- no losing any points! -- and extra for trimming the quilt before basting and quilting.

Jan in VA
Thank you Jan! I will give this method a try!
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Thank you so much Jan. Your description is now hanging on my sewing room wall. Great information, and a problem that comes up frequently can now be displayed right in from of me. Love it!
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Jan, this formula is just what the doctor ordered! Thanks for sharing your math brain.
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Thanks for sharing I have a quilt I want to set on point and this will really help.
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