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    Resources for making 12 1/2 inch blocks

    I joined one of the boom swaps and am looking for some good resource recommendations to help me make 12 1/2 inch blocks? I can do a google search but am hoping to learn about exceptional resources that have helped others.

    anything you would recommend?

    thanks in advance!

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    My favorite site is quilters cache. http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html I also like to watch the videos at Missouri Star Quilt Co. Jenny Doan has a lot of quilt how to’s and she gives dimensions for cutting and clear instructions for constructing the blocks.
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    My sister gave me a book with many blocks and they can all be made in different sizes, including 12 1/2.
    My problem is that mine never seem to turn out that size. They are usually 12 1/4.
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    Generations is also a good resource. https://www.generations-quilt-patter...-patterns.html Just scroll down the page a little.

    Boston, try laying your ruler on the fabric so that the whole of the mark for the width to be cut off, is on the fabric. It will make your cut a tiny bit fat but if you are consistent with that measurement, it just might give you enough to get your block to the correct size. I have a friend who never presses with an iron until her block is finished. She only finger presses. She is an amazing piecer. You might want to try that too.
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    I have a "quick and easy block tool" that I use all the time. It includes patterns for various traditional blocks in various sizes. Also, "Around the Block" is a good basic resource book, and I also like quiltinaday.com for basic 12.5" blocks.

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    If all your blocks end up 12 1/4, I'd do them anyway; they are all the same size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954 View Post
    My sister gave me a book with many blocks and they can all be made in different sizes, including 12 1/2.
    My problem is that mine never seem to turn out that size. They are usually 12 1/4.
    If you can move your needle position on your machine, try moving it right a position or two for more accurate blocks. I use a 1/4 inch foot and this seems to solve the same problem for me when I remember to do it. This is especially important for block exchanges so the blocks are uniform in size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
    Generations is also a good resource. https://www.generations-quilt-patter...-patterns.html Just scroll down the page a little.
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    I love using this site, https://myessentialpassions.com/quil...uilt-blocks-a/. Have fun with your first Boom Swap! I always watch the fun they have, but so far have never joined myself. Maybe next time round.
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    Here's another site for quilt blocks. Most blocks come in three sizes.
    Scroll down for 12" blocks. (That's 12" finished...12.5" unfinished)

    https://www.patchworksquare.com/

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    Judy Hopkins authored "501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks". The blocks are listed in finished sizes, each block in 6 sizes with 12" finished the largest. She passed away several years ago, I think you can still find her books.

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    If I use a pattern (not my own) I always add up what they "say" it should be to make sure it will end up the right size. If you look at whatever block you are wanting to make you will see it ends up being a 4 patch or 5 patch, or 9 patch etc. and each of those sub units should be a specific size. If I have any doubts I draw it out myself on paper and measure it.
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    I see most of my favorite sites have already been given, but there's one more: Ginny Beyer has a free quilter's block library on her site. You need to be careful when you print templates or paper piecing patterns, and make sure they print to match the scale on each one.

    https://jinnybeyer.com/?page_id=4447
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