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Joni posted on Mon, Nov 28 2011 9:16 AM

Block Measurements for Half square Triangles?   Is there a chart for measuring blocks for half square triangles

e.g. 8" finished block, 8-1/2 inch block for just a block, is there a chart for making this block  into 2-1/2 sq. triangles?  I thought I had this chart in one of my quilting books...unable to find it.

Do I just add 7/8" to finished block size?  Making my cutting block 8 7/8" x 8 7/8"?

Do we have a thread for measurements, for charts?  Seems to me this would prove of great help and save trying to sift through everything to find such information.

 

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gini replied on Mon, Nov 28 2011 10:07 AM

joni, i'm confused.    are you trying to cut the 8 inch square into 2 1/2 inch triangles?  

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I am sure I totally understand what you are asking but here is a very handy site:

http://kameleonquilt.com/freepatterns/kalk/ekalk.htm

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Joni replied on Mon, Nov 28 2011 11:28 AM

I'm trying to have a finshed 8" block made of 2  1/2 square triangles.

Still wishing for some charts for guidance in the future.

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Nana replied on Mon, Nov 28 2011 11:51 AM

Joni

To get a 2 1/2 in square using HSTs you need to cut your squares at  2 7/8.

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Joni replied on Mon, Nov 28 2011 1:03 PM

Please, I must not be pharsing this right, I want an 8 inch finished square.  Would I need to make my unfinished square 8 and 7/8 of an inch then cut in half diagonally ???

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Nana replied on Mon, Nov 28 2011 1:20 PM

Joni

If you are making HSTs out of the 8 1/2 in block then yes it needs to be 8 7/8 inches and then cut diagonally.

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Joni replied on Mon, Nov 28 2011 1:28 PM

Oh, thank you so much!

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Nana replied on Mon, Nov 28 2011 1:35 PM

Joni you are very welcome.  Sorry it took awhile to get on the same page.

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gini replied on Mon, Nov 28 2011 1:35 PM

oh!duh!  i though you were asking to make 2 1/2 inch HST.  you wanted to make two - triangles from the 8 inches.   it takes me a while, joni but i eventually get there.

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Don't feel bad Gini --- I was scratching my head too.

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Nana replied on Mon, Nov 28 2011 2:09 PM

Anyone that has an Iphone can get an app that figures these for you.  It also figures setting triangle to do on point.   I love mine.  The app is called QuiltFab and it is free.

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Nana:
The app is called QuiltFab and it is free.

Thanks Nana!! I just loaded it on my iPhone. Cool tool.

 


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Nana replied on Mon, Nov 28 2011 2:34 PM

Judy

You are very welcome.;  I think it is pretty neat that it will give how much fabric you need and how much backing as well as the setting triangles, etc.

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Joni replied on Tue, Nov 29 2011 8:01 AM

I don't have an IPhone, locked into present phone for 2 years.

I think that being this is a quilting site that it would be most helpful to us oldies and newbies to have some helpful measuring charts for various common needs.  JMHO

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