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# Thread: Disappearing Hourglass/Pinwheel Cutting Chart

1. ## Disappearing Hourglass/Pinwheel Cutting Chart

This chart will work for Disappearing Hourglass and Disappearing Pinwheel blocks.

I wanted to make MSQC's disappearing Hourglass but don't care for the method Jenny uses to create the HSTs with bias edges and wanted to use yardage rather than Layer Cakes.
I also wanted to use sizes where the original cut squares, trimmed HSTs and 9 patch units would be cut on 1/4" increments. Didn't want to make a block that you needed to slice into 5 27/32" cuts! I put together an Excel spread sheet to calculate these sizes and thought that others could use it also. Here's my quilt:
http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t251739.html

For general instructions on the hourglass, take a look at Tartan's excellent tutorial, or the MSQC's YouTube videos:
http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...a-t249219.html
Skip the first 2 pictures and construct the HST units using the 'draw diagonal line' method, then follow the rest of the general directions.
Remember that in Tartan's (and Jenny's) instructions, you make 4 HSTs from 2 squares. In this method, a light & dark pair will yield only 2 HSTs, so you need 2 light & 2 dark squares for each completed hourglass or pinwheel.

Column "A" - cut squares to prepare the HSTs. You will need to cut TWO light & TWO dark squares for each block.
Column "B" - pair a light & dark square, draw a diagonal line, sew 1/4" on each side of the drawn line. Cut on line then trim to the size indicated. Do this with both light/dark pairs, resulting in 4 HST patches.
http://www.generations-quilt-pattern...-triangle.html
Column "C" - Check your seam allowance!!! Following the video, sew the 4 HSTs into an hourglass or pinwheel which should measure as indicated.
Column "D". Cut the block into thirds in both directions. As indicated in the videos, measure the center section.
Column "E". After rotating, rearranging & sewing your new block, it should measure this.
Column "F". This is the finished block size
Column "G". If you cut accurately, this is how many squares you can get from a perfectly cut yard of fabric. Remember: you will need both light and dark fabrics, and you will need 2 squares of each to make one finished block.

2. thanks for this great chart

3. Thank you very much for taking your time to do this for everyone.

4. Wow! Great work. Thanks so much for sharing with so many of us that are math-challenged.

5. Great chart !! Thanks for breaking it down for us and your time involved in this.

6. Love the quilt and thank you for the chart. You must have been good at math!

7. Thank you so much for your tutorial and the chart! They are a wonderful help!!

8. I appreciate your sharing this too!!!

9. This is awesome!! Thanks so much!

10. Amazing! Thank you so much for figuring this all out. I'm thinking of making a queen-sized one for the guest room so will need to figure out whether I want to do scrappy (I've been collecting green and blue fabrics for it for a while) or perhaps one print and one white. Your chart will help me decide what size blocks I want to make so I'll figure yardage from there. Thanks again.

11. I would like to print the chart for my files. Can this be done, and if so, how?

12. Thanks for the great chart.

13. Originally Posted by sewbeeit42
I would like to print the chart for my files. Can this be done, and if so, how?
I just right clicked on the heading, hit print preview, and print page 1-2 and it printed what I wanted.

14. Thanks for sharing...

15. This is fabulous - How do we bookmark it? Can we put it under tutorials so it doesn't get lost in Main? Thank you so much for your efforts.

16. Originally Posted by sewbeeit42
I would like to print the chart for my files. Can this be done, and if so, how?
If you use Microsoft windows Internet Explorer, you can select Print from the edit menu, or use the print icon. You should be able to selectively print pages 1 & 2, but it all depends on your print driver.

Originally Posted by Murphy1
This is fabulous - How do we bookmark it? Can we put it under tutorials so it doesn't get lost in Main? Thank you so much for your efforts.
Um, it already is in tutorials ... This is how you bookmark:
http://www.quiltingboard.com/qb-help...k-t240809.html

17. PaperPrincess, You are a dear for making this. Wow! You have taken all the guesswork out. I hated trying to figure out cutting the 1/3rd sections. Thanks more than I can say!

19. Thank you soooo much for this chart! I am so mathematically challenged. Tried to figure out the different size of blocks and just ended up frustrated. Glad I checked in today.

20. Thank you sooo much for this chart. I'm so mathematically challenged when it comes to those darned fractions. Tried to figure this out on my own and just ended up with wonky blocks and a lot of frustration.

21. Standing ovation for you!

22. Thanks for your tutorial -- it will be much easier making a quilt using this method, rather than working with bias!

23. Thanks so much for the chart.

24. Thanks, don't you love Excel? You've saved me lots of time!

25. Thanks so much for this post.

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