# Measurements for triangles

• 11-26-2010, 04:03 PM
LJSews4Fun
I need some help, Please! I am making a quilt and am currently stumped. Part of the quilt uses 4 patch blocks alternating with 6" blocks. Another uses 4 patch triangles. The finished block is 6". I need to know what measurement to use to make the triangles. Hopefully, I will learn the measurements as I need to finish the quilt top this weekend. Any suggestions, welcomed. TYIA, Laura A in Brick
• 11-26-2010, 04:10 PM
If you are talking about a quarter square triangle, it would be 7 1/4", but I am not sure if that is what you mean.

• 11-26-2010, 04:10 PM
luvspaper
I know the lady at www.quiltville.com has a whole chart on sizes for triangles. You might check there. It might be under miscellaneous information.
• 11-26-2010, 04:16 PM
smitty
kind of depends on how many you have to make, how many colors you are using. if real scrappy & using lots of colors--the method that works best is to*** cut 4"sq @ color, R sides together, draw line diagonally,sew 1/4" away from EACH side of this line,cut on line, press,trim to 3 1/2"**
if not scrappy, triangle paper works best for lots of the same colors. fin.3"
Missouri Quilt Co has good tute on making 4 at a time for a pinwheel block. apply to your situation.
the most time-consuming, easy to stretch is to cut 4"
triangles,cut in half diagonally,press, trim to fin.3 1/2"
good if really doing small scraps.
Try a method before you do a whole lot of them !
everyone likes a different way.
• 11-26-2010, 04:22 PM
greensleeves
That Missouri Quilt Co. pinwheel tutorial is the easiest ever to make half square triangles--you don't have to be making your end product into a pinwheel. Check it out.
• 11-26-2010, 04:23 PM
LJSews4Fun
Thank you all for responding. Yes, it is the quarter square triangle. I can now get to cutting and sewing.
Thanks, LauraA in Brick
• 11-26-2010, 04:25 PM
eparys
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Originally Posted by LJSews4Fun
I need some help, Please! I am making a quilt and am currently stumped. Part of the quilt uses 4 patch blocks alternating with 6" blocks. Another uses 4 patch triangles. The finished block is 6". I need to know what measurement to use to make the triangles. Hopefully, I will learn the measurements as I need to finish the quilt top this weekend. Any suggestions, welcomed. TYIA, Laura A in Brick

Lets see if I understand - When you say 4 patch triangles, are you looking for 4 Half Sq Triangles in a PinWheel pattern?? If so for a 6" square, each "patch" will finish up at 3" so un-finished it will be 3.5". To make the half square you add 7/8" to the unfinished size so you would start off with a 4 and 3/8" square.

Two good resources:

http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.co...triangles.html

http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.co...triangles.html

Hope this is what you are looking for. :D
• 11-26-2010, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by eparys
Quote:

Originally Posted by LJSews4Fun
I need some help, Please! I am making a quilt and am currently stumped. Part of the quilt uses 4 patch blocks alternating with 6" blocks. Another uses 4 patch triangles. The finished block is 6". I need to know what measurement to use to make the triangles. Hopefully, I will learn the measurements as I need to finish the quilt top this weekend. Any suggestions, welcomed. TYIA, Laura A in Brick

Lets see if I understand - When you say 4 patch triangles, are you looking for 4 Half Sq Triangles in a PinWheel pattern?? If so for a 6" square, each "patch" will finish up at 3" so un-finished it will be 3.5". To make the half square you add 7/8" to the unfinished size so you would start off with a 4 and 3/8" square.

Two good resources:

http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.co...triangles.html

http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.co...triangles.html

Hope this is what you are looking for. :D

It is a quarter square triangle, so you add 1 1/4" for a total of 7 1/4"
• 11-26-2010, 05:35 PM
morelcabin
Ohhhh! Thanks for those links! I finally get it! I've been trying to understand this for a while now but my fog brain kicks in immediately when I start thinking about it. It really is simple!
• 11-26-2010, 06:19 PM
BMP
I just have to say you ladies are a wealth of info ! Thanks
• 11-27-2010, 08:16 PM
eparys
Quote:

Quote:

Originally Posted by eparys
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Originally Posted by LJSews4Fun
I need some help, Please! I am making a quilt and am currently stumped. Part of the quilt uses 4 patch blocks alternating with 6" blocks. Another uses 4 patch triangles. The finished block is 6". I need to know what measurement to use to make the triangles. Hopefully, I will learn the measurements as I need to finish the quilt top this weekend. Any suggestions, welcomed. TYIA, Laura A in Brick

Lets see if I understand - When you say 4 patch triangles, are you looking for 4 Half Sq Triangles in a PinWheel pattern?? If so for a 6" square, each "patch" will finish up at 3" so un-finished it will be 3.5". To make the half square you add 7/8" to the unfinished size so you would start off with a 4 and 3/8" square.

Two good resources:

http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.co...triangles.html

http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.co...triangles.html

Hope this is what you are looking for. :D

It is a quarter square triangle, so you add 1 1/4" for a total of 7 1/4"

Yes - You got it!! :-D :-D