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1. Another "what size" post :)

This is a quilt design I sketched up (on paper) awhile ago. I'm using Paint to sketch this now (and definitely not at work while doing this :shock: ). The goal is for the seams to actually, you know, line up and whatnot so disregard anything that looks slightly off, just because it's Paint).

But there are 2 size rectangles. 1 will be square (I know to cut 7/8" - 1" larger than finished size). I'm stumped on the rectangle. I want it to be (finished) twice as long as it is wide. So what size do I start with???

To pick a number, let's say the finished square is 4" (so cut 4 7/8" ) and the finished rectangle is 4"x8". What size piece do I start with???

2. I had to resort to making a template when I made HRTs (half rectangle triangles). Here's a bit of how-to than may help you. http://www.quiltdesignnw.com/PDF/HRT_2x4.pdf Good luck. They aren't as easy as they look.

3. I see the square at 4" finished, and I see the rectangles at 8 by 4" finished. I think if you look at it like 3 blocks instead of a square and rectangle, it'll pop out at ya.

4. It's the same as a square, the finished block + 7/8. You're still dealing with a HST.

5. Originally Posted by CAROLJ
It's the same as a square, the finished block + 7/8. You're still dealing with a HST.
No, that I know isn't true. First prototype... because the legs aren't equal, you lose more fabric when it all goes together

6. Originally Posted by sweet
I see the square at 4" finished, and I see the rectangles at 8 by 4" finished. I think if you look at it like 3 blocks instead of a square and rectangle, it'll pop out at ya.
Where are you seeing 3 blocks?? Could you highlight it with paint or something? I'm not seeing 3...

7. Originally Posted by ghostrider
I had to resort to making a template when I made HRTs (half rectangle triangles). Here's a bit of how-to than may help you. http://www.quiltdesignnw.com/PDF/HRT_2x4.pdf Good luck. They aren't as easy as they look.
Thank you for the link! I appreciate it

8. When I look at it, I break it down into 12 blocks
3 rows, of 4 blocks each.
are you wanting the finished block to b e square, instead fo rectangle shaped

9. Here is a template for the 1/2 rectangle

It is for a finished rectangle that is 4" X 8"

Half rectangle template

10. I see 12 blocks and that is how I would piece it.

11. Originally Posted by Ninnie
When I look at it, I break it down into 12 blocks
3 rows, of 4 blocks each.
are you wanting the finished block to b e square, instead fo rectangle shaped
Yeah, 3 rows of 4 blocks in my drawing, yeah that's what I see... the starting size to make the HRT is what I'm looking for.

12. Originally Posted by BellaBoo
I see 12 blocks and that is how I would piece it.
That is how it's being pieced... I wanted to show y'all the whole design so you would see how the rectangle and square relate...

13. Originally Posted by amma
Here is a template for the 1/2 rectangle

It is for a finished rectangle that is 4" X 8"
And that's it?? Perfect rectangle? Wow, you're my hero! Thank you!!

14. You are welcome!!! That is all there is to it :D:D:D

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