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

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    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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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    Jan.....that is easier than my way. Thanks

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    Thanks Jan, I printed out your instructions as they are very easy to understand and follow.
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    Thank you, Jan (and sak658 for asking the question)!

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