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Thread: measurements for a block

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    Jul 2010
    If anyone has the pattern for October from Wal-Mart, Milky Way, would you check it for me. I cannot get the large sawthooth block to come out to 17 inches like it says. I know there must be something so simple but I am lost. It has been one of those weeks, melted a crock pot on the stove, dropped spaghetti sauce all over, just to name a couple. On the pattern I am using my quarter inch foot which is okay for the small star. If you double what the small star is, that would only be 16 inches and I am getting almost 18 inches. Thank you for any help. Blessings to all. Kathryn

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    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
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    you said you are getting almost 18"...could it be 17 1/2"? which is exactly what a 17" block should be coming out at (the 1/2" is the seam allowance to put it into your quilt)

  3. #3

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    Jul 2010
    Thank you for answering. That is what I was thinking but I couldn't get it to come out. I think I found out the problem. My ruler I was using is in bad shape so I used a different one and it came out to the 17 1/2 like it is supposed to. I know it doesn't work good if you tape a ruler together. I'm sorry to bother you, but thank you so much. My math is not good so I'm always thinking I'm doing something wrong. Blesssings to all. Kathryn

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