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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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Joni , I think that is a great Idea , and it will help alot of the newbies and some of us older newbies ..Barbara

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Joni, I watched a F&P episode, and they said if you have half sq tri and want them to fininsh then you will add 7/8 to what ever size you are making

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Annie replied on Tue, Nov 29 2011 8:32 AM

Barbara:
I think that is a great Idea , and it will help alot of the newbies and some of us older newbie

I just downloaded quiltfab on to my iPhone.  Do you have to zero everything out you're not using? I assume?  like sashes, etc.

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A quilting friend stressed upon me that I need to learn quilting math if I want to move beyond the basic following of designer's patterns.  She recommended "Great Sets: Roadmaps to Spectacular Quilts" by Sharyn Craig.  The book takes the reader through seven basic blocks (ex: square in a square) and explains the math for designing and cutting, and then shows examples of different quilts that use that block.  This is not a book of quilt patterns but an explanation of the math to free you to design your own.  A lot of time is spent on the different types of triangles. The appendix is loaded with charts and tips.  I think I may end up reading through this book several times to absorb it all.

Another handy book is the "All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool."  It is loaded with charts, tables, and drawings, and it is small enough to keep in my purse for trips to the LQS.


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MNnancy:
Another handy book is the "All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool." 
MNnancy:

Nancy, thanks for the references, these should be very helpful.


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Judy, you are already proficient at designing your own quilts.  Look at that gorgeous leaf & drawing quilt you made!


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thanks nancy, I'm gonna check them out when I get back from Doctor..barbara

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I have the All-in-one but the Great Sets sounds like one I could really use, does it come w/ a a cup of patience's...I distest math & since I am a self taught quilter I have alot of bad habits and when I try to follow a pattern I get very discouraged.

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Nana replied on Tue, Nov 29 2011 11:34 AM

Annie

Yes anything you aren't using is set at zero.

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