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Nell posted on Thu, May 19 2011 2:52 PM

I want to make a four patch......that will be 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 .........I also want to use

strips..........  how wide should by strips be and then when I cut them what size

do I cut them...........so when they are sewed together there is a 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 square?

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nkennedy:

I want to make a four patch......that will be 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 .........I also want to use

strips..........  how wide should by strips be and then when I cut them what size

do I cut them...........so when they are sewed together there is a 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 square?

I think I'm right here. You'd need 2" squares. When sewen together they will be 3-1/2"

 


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Judy T-Bellingham:

nkennedy:

I want to make a four patch......that will be 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 .........I also want to use

strips..........  how wide should by strips be and then when I cut them what size

do I cut them...........so when they are sewed together there is a 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 square?

 

I think I'm right here. You'd need 2" squares. When sewen together they will be 3-1/2"

 

Oh, sorry. I didn't really answer the question you asked. Cut 2" strips. Sew them together and cut across into 2" pieces. Sewn together, you'll have a 3-1/2", 4 patch square.


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nkennedy:

  how wide should by strips be and then when I cut them what size

do I cut them...........so when they are sewed together there is a 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 square?

The strips should be cut at 1 3/4 wide, one of one color and one of the other color.  Then sew them together (they will measure 3 1/2 across when sewn) Next cut from your strips pieces 1 3/4 wide     When you sew two of them together for your 4 patch it will measure  31/2 by 3 1/2

Hope this helps

Granny M

 

 

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Marie replied on Thu, May 19 2011 7:23 PM

Granny, I think you're not taking into consideration the 1/2" that is taken up when sewn together.  I think Judy is right.

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Marie:

Granny, I think you're not taking into consideration the 1/2" that is taken up when sewn together.  I think Judy is right.

  Yep you are right, been doing to much EQ and working with finished diminsions.   My bad,  delete my previous post from your mind.


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gini replied on Thu, May 19 2011 10:32 PM

if i'm reading it right, she wants a 3 1/2 inch finished square. two inch squares will make a 3 inch finished square. so i think they need to be cut 2 1/4 inches.   gini

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gini replied on Thu, May 19 2011 10:33 PM

by the way nkennedy, welcome to the group     gini

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Gini

I think what she wants is a 3-1/2" finished block but before it's joined to the other 3-1/2" block. That would require four 2" squares joined together to form a finished 4 patch that is 3-1/2" square.

Once she has the required number of 3-1/2" 4-patch blocks she can join them together. At that point, once they are in the finished quilt, the blocks would end up being 3" square.

-giggle- I feel like I trying to recite Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers....

 


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Marie replied on Fri, May 20 2011 9:53 AM

My engineer grandson just agreed with Gini if what Nell needs is a 3 1/2"  finished square.  Strips need to be cut 2 1/4".  2 1/4" x 2 = 4 1/2" - 1" for seams = 3 1/2" finished block.

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Marie replied on Fri, May 20 2011 10:00 AM

Fixed

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