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Claudia Baduy-Bixel posted on Fri, Nov 2 2012 6:55 AM

I need and advice... I want to do the border edge of my quilt with triangles over squers and I just dont understand how to cut the triangle (size) is always to short or to big, I know somebody some where knows how to do it.... LOVYA! these quilts is just fun, fun, fun and is about to get even better

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gini replied on Fri, Nov 2 2012 11:35 AM

hi claudia, welcome to the group.   i don't quite understand what you're saying.   if you are putting in setting triangles next to the squares, then yes there is a formula for that.  the triangles on the sides, need to be a double cut from a square ( cut on both diagonals)  so you don't end up with the bias on the edge.   these are called 1/4 square triangles.

  • 6" blocks: cut four triangles from a 9-3/4" square

     

  • 9" blocks: cut four triangles from a 14" square

     

  • 10" blocks: cut four triangles from a 15-3/8" square

     

  • 12" blocks: cut four triangles from a 18-1/4" square

http://www.twthreads.com/pdf_files/HSTmath.pdf

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Gini, Thanks, I was just a little frustrated this morning. Thank God I found the perfect tool for my project, "the perfect triangle" by Fons & Porter

also apologies for my poor English ... you understood what I needed perfectly and the templets in your page are very useful as well,I just added to my favorites for next time. Thankyou

 Claudia

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Hi Claudia and welcome, it is nice to meet you.

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gini replied on Fri, Nov 2 2012 8:39 PM

you're very welcome.  i'm glad i could help

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