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TOPIC: TABLE FOR CALCULATING SETTING TRIANGLES

09 Feb 2009 17:28 #32171

Hi Maggie -
After 32 years in the same house, moving was more than a challenge! We moved just a short distance away, to Friendswood, a sleepy town founded by a Quaker community a century and a half ago. I love the neighborhood and the local amenities - and most of all, I love my new studio! I would not want to do it again soon, but moving was sure a great opportunity to slim down the stash, pass along notions and tools that I don't use, and clean out files and shelves. I feel like I can get twice as much done with half the clutter!

Sue Garman
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09 Feb 2009 07:57 #32148

Thanks, Sue for writing that out! Did you get moved okay?

Maggie in E. Central Illinois
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TABLE FOR CALCULATING SETTING TRIANGLES 08 Feb 2009 22:08 #32128

Hi all --

Oh, my gosh, but I hope everyone successfully finishes the 4-patch-on-point borders -- they can be challenging, but I know that everyone can do it with a little patience and persistence!

In the meantime, I have had a couple of requests for the guide on how to calculate side-setting and corner-setting triangles. Without benefit of diagrams, the instructions are below -- note that when I say "finished size" it means the size WITHOUT seam allowances -- as if the block has already been sewn together or sashed or surrounded with borders, and you measure its finished size.

SIDE-SETTING TRIANGLE
-- Finished block size x 1.414
-- Round to nearest 1/8th inch
-- Add 1-1/4 inch
-- Cut out and quarter the block

CORNER-SETTING TRIANGLE
-- Finished block size x 1.414
-- Divide result in half
-- Round to nearest 1/8th inch
-- Add 7/8th inch
-- Cut 2 out and halve the block


HERE IS AN EXAMPLE USING A 3” block (finished size)

SIDE TRIANGLES:
Finished block size times 1.414.................3" x 1.414
Equals….....................................................= 4-1/4”
Add 1-1/4”.................................................+ 1-1/4”
Cut and quarter this size block....................= 5-1/2”

CORNER TRIANGLES:
Finished block size times 1.414.................3" x 1.414
Equals.......................................................= 4-1/4”
Divide in half..............................................= 2-1/8”
Add 7/8”....................................................+ 7/8”
Cut and halve block this size........................= 3”
(in this instance, it is pure coincidence that the corner setting triangle is the same size as the finished block. This is not usually the case.)

Best wishes to all --
Sue Garman
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