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The Quilt Show presents A to Z for Ewe and Me, the latest quilt in prizewinning quilter Janet Stone's 26-quilt alphabet series. Designed exclusively for members of TQS, the 69"x 82" quilt is a playful yet sophisticated sampler. Each letter in the alphabet has its own panel, where it's combined with a related pieced or appliquéd block. Make one for the child in your life, or make one for the child in you!

TOPIC: Half-size measurements

Re: Half-size measurements 06 Jan 2014 07:40 #114141

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Decisions, decisions

Andree, your FG block is beautiful! Does this mean you are done 2013 :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Half-size measurements 06 Jan 2014 06:05 #114137

Thank you!
As a general rule, you need to subtract from the given measurement the seam allowances (2 times 1/4 inch) and then divide by 2, then add back the seam allowances (1/2 inch). I say as a general rule, because in some instance, I will not bother to try to calculate and I will do oversize and then trim back to the needed measurement.
Example: in the Army star block, it calls for 2 squares of 3 1/2" (off white). You will then need (3.5 - .5) / 2 +.5 =1.5 + .5 =2".
But, I think this one is oversized, so that it can be cut to the correct size after sewing the HST.

The center square, in a 4" finished block, should be 1", so really it should be cut at 1.5". If you follow my general rule, the pattern calls for a 2.5 X2.5".
(2.5 - .5) / 2 + .5 = 2/2 + .5 = 1.5". That should work, but not on the appliqué (there is no seam allowance, so, just divide by 2)
I should be trying this tonight on the army star block. I'll post my result as soon as I get there...

Andrée
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Re: Half-size measurements 06 Jan 2014 02:12 #114130

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Your block looks fabulous, Andrée

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Re: Half-size measurements 05 Jan 2014 23:40 #114128

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Andree... that FG Block is just terrific. I did a test of the Army Star...turned out very cute ! But as My
math seldom is very correct...it turned out 3.5 in. instead of 4.5 !!! :evil: :lol: :lol: Well..will try gain !
It's is a new day ! eh?
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Re: Half-size measurements 05 Jan 2014 22:09 #114126

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This is great. Thanks for starting this thread.
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Half-size measurements 05 Jan 2014 21:48 #114122

I did the first block for the wall-hanging size (half in width and half in height).

Here is my Flying geese finished block (well, not quite: still have to blanket stitch, but I did not choose the thread yet):

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For the measurements:

I paper-pieced the flying geese unit, using this, drawn with EQ7 (sorry, can't load pdf attachments - anyone interested, let me know, i'll send it):

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I made sure the drawn unit was 1 1/2 X 6 inches. You need to add 1/4 inch all around for the seam allowance.

The finished block (flying geese unit) is 2" X 6 1/2".

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The background needs to be cut at 3 X 6 1/2 inches.

The "F" needs to be fused with margins 1/4" on the left, 3/4" on the right and 3/4" on top and bottom.
The finished panel from edge to edge is 4 1/2 X 6 1/2.
Last Edit: 15 Nov 2014 21:15 by AndreeBergeron.
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