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Thread: Calculate Coping Strip SIze For Pieced Borders

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    When pieced borders are created, sometimes they donít fit perfectly around the quilt top, and extra strips are
    needed between the quilt top and the borders. These are
    called coping strips.
    This tutorial shows how to calculate the size of the strips that need to be cut. I hope it's clear--it's the first tutorial I've ever even thought about posting. I also hope it will be useful to someone besides me--I've needed to do this calculation several times, so I finally decided to write equations for it.
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    I'm interested, but I'm on dial up internet service. It would take me a whole day to download 16.1MB! I'll have to check this out the next time I'm at our local library. Their service is lots quicker!

    Thanks for the tute!

    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris
    I'm interested, but I'm on dial up internet service. It would take me a whole day to download 16.1MB! I'll have to check this out the next time I'm at our local library. Their service is lots quicker!

    Thanks for the tute!

    Sue
    So sorry, I didn't notice how big it was. I redid it and it is much smaller now--please try again--it's attached to this message.

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    Thanks for trying. I get some message that is not compatible with my computer. I'm headed to the library tomorrow, so I'll look at it then.

    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris
    Thanks for trying. I get some message that is not compatible with my computer. I'm headed to the library tomorrow, so I'll look at it then.

    Sue
    Probably because I saved it in a newer version of MS Word. Try downloading it from this message now--I put it in an older version of Word.
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    Thanks!

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    Thanks for this info, I have printed it out and will put it in my reference files.

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    I would really like to learn this information but I can't open the file. I can only save it. This is probably because I don't have the MicroSoft Office program installed. New computers don't come with Microsoft installed so you have to buy it for over $100.00.

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    Sorry about this, as I was posting it came up in a PDF format. Thank you for this valuable information.

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    Where were you when I needed you? This is just what I needed, and I'm sure I will need it again. Thanks so much.
    Came through fine on my mac.

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    Thank you so much. For me it is SO timely. I struggled last night to calculate the width needed, but was afraid to cut until I looked at it again with "fresh eyes" this morning. I see my mistake!! Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammygirlqt
    Sorry about this, as I was posting it came up in a PDF format. Thank you for this valuable information.
    Here's the deal:
    I posted it 3 times
    -first in PDF format, but it was a huge file
    -next in MSWord 2007
    -next in an early version of MSWord
    If you are still having problems getting it, please pm me and I'll figure out a way to get it to you. :-)
    I'm very happy to know that it's useful to folks.

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    Thank you very much. I was able to print from the 3rd version.

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    Thank you so much.

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    Bless you!

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    Really Helpful - Thanks

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    Thank you very much for this valuable information. I know that I will reference it many times. Yolanda Wood River

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    Thank you so much. I will definitely save this for future use. Good info.

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    Thanks for the tute!

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    Thanks. I could (and did) open all your posts. My DH (math whiz) figured this out for me many years ago when I made his 50th wedding anniversary quilt, but I didn't remember how he did it.
    For those who want this and can't open the files, send your email address to the author (PM) and she can copy, and paste directly into an email message. :)
    Happy quilting everyone.

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    No good deed goes unpunished :)

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    [quote=sammygirlqt]I would really like to learn this information but I can't open the file. I can only save it. This is probably because I don't have the MicroSoft Office program installed. New computers don't come with Microsoft installed so you have to buy it for over $100.00.[/quote
    Wow ! I just googled coping stips & found this wonderful site.--sylviasquiltdepot.com--she has all kinds of useful measurements, etc. scroll down quite a ways to see the coping strips info.

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    Good info, Thanks

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    That is really interesting. I never heard of coping strips before. So many years quilting and I am still learning. That's a good thing! Thanks for the download!

    Quote Originally Posted by carol45
    When pieced borders are created, sometimes they donít fit perfectly around the quilt top, and extra strips are
    needed between the quilt top and the borders. These are
    called coping strips.
    This tutorial shows how to calculate the size of the strips that need to be cut. I hope it's clear--it's the first tutorial I've ever even thought about posting. I also hope it will be useful to someone besides me--I've needed to do this calculation several times, so I finally decided to write equations for it.

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    Thanks for the help. The very first quilt I started had to have coping strips, and I just lucked out that they were correct. The border was pieced just like the one in your tutorial.

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