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Thread: Triangle Unit Comparison

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    Triangle Unit Comparison

    This drawing may help illustrate the difference between triangle units we frequently use.
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    Thanks, Bear! This simple drawing really explains a lot! "A picture is worth....."
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    Thanks for this, I have trouble with the 60, can you explain how the 30,60, and 90 works.. not sure I worded this right.

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    Another comparison -
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Another comparison -
    This is interesting. Thanks, Bear. I think this will be a big help in designing patterns.
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    Thank you. I can always understand better with a picture.

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    Thank you for posting this information! A picture always helps me understand!

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    Thanks for sharing..

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    Wow thanks for simplifying things!
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    When in doubt about a block you see, check with a protractor. (Remember those half-circle pieces of plastic from geometry class?) You don't need to measure perfectly to know whether you have the correct tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting cat View Post
    When in doubt about a block you see, check with a protractor. (Remember those half-circle pieces of plastic from geometry class?) You don't need to measure perfectly to know whether you have the correct tool.
    A long time ago - I thought the 30-60-90 triangles would work for the triangle in a square unit (Doreen Speckmann called that unit Peaky and Spike). I was mistaken.

    Sometimes it is easier to make a template for a unit than to have to think about how to cut each piece. It is also important to remember that the triangle in a square unit requires reverse triangles for the skinny side triangles.

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    Thanks. Great explanation. Seeing it always helps with the understanding.

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