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Old 07-16-2012, 03:43 PM
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This weekend I had to make a quick baby quilt using fabrics from my stash. The top finished out at 42" x 44" while the flannel that I was planning on using for backing was only 41" wide. I remembered that someone here had posted the math for John Flynn's method of diagonal backing, but there's a reason I needed extra tutoring in algebra. Just could not figure it out, but I thought that maybe if I positioned my top onto the backing diagonally a lightbulb would go off. It did - but not the approved way. I realized that I would have a triangle at each side of the top and if I cut those off, maybe I could move them to the sides. It worked! I'll try posting the four photos I took during the process.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:48 PM
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Yay, you! Great to have figured that out ( I have to say, even seeing your pictures I really have no idea exactly what you did ) For future reference, this link will actually do the math for you.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:03 PM
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Good for you! The John Flynn method was a bit technical for me...I like fast and easy methods.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:54 PM
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I'm a huge fan of the diagonal method. I'm glad you got your quilt done, but I hope you get another chance to try the Flynn method. Another member needed to see how it worked, so they cut a piece of paper on the diagonal to get the idea. That is a good way to see it in miniature. Let us know if you get to try it.

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Old 07-16-2012, 04:58 PM
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Wow! Beautiful quilt and fantastic problem solving! and thanks for sharing. BTW - you knew that all that algebra tutoring would pay off some day .... right?
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Great job!! I would have been stumped and at Joannes for more fabric!!
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:04 PM
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It worked just fine. The baby quilt is very pretty!
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:24 PM
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I have never heard/seen that done before. That's fantastic! Thank you for sharing!!
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Great idea.

I swore I would never use advanced algebra or precalculus again. I have been quite successful so far.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:50 PM
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Love the quilt....and you are a clever clogs for figuring out how to do the back. Thank you for showing us.
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