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TOPIC: BOM pattern for sawtooth 1/2 square triangles too small?

01 Apr 2009 18:32 #33938

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Cre8tvlwyr wrote:
Margo - sorry me again... I just measured the April border stars which use lots of 1" HST paper as well. I come up with the same thing and the test square measures exactly 1" :( ?? but the triangle-squares again measures just 1 3/4" unfinished - what does this mean? Is anyone else having this problem?

Cre8tvlwyr....since you have printed out a page of the templates, could you please just take one or two squares and use them to make a few HST units and tell me what size they come out to?


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01 Apr 2009 17:33 #33932

Margo - sorry me again... I just measured the April border stars which use lots of 1" HST paper as well. I come up with the same thing and the test square measures exactly 1" :( ?? but the triangle-squares again measures just 1 3/4" unfinished - what does this mean? Is anyone else having this problem?
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01 Apr 2009 17:06 #33931

Actually - I triple checked and the block prints out exactly 1" so the printer is to scale. The other 2" finished size blocks for the pinwheel pattern are correct. But when I print the sawtooth pattern for the half square triangles they measure 1 3/4" squares for the cut size and a row of 4 squares is exactly 1/2" [4x1/8] off the purchased pre-printed paper. Half square triangle paper should be 7/8" more than the finished size. I noticed that the center square measures 4 1/2" - which means that is the unfinished width of two sections of the sewn half-sq triangles put together and my paper is ok - I just wanted to post this so others dont experience the same problem. It is more criticle to go with the measurement of 1 7/8" for the unfinished squares than to verify that the printer prints the little test square as 1" because for me it didnt matter.
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Re: BOM pattern for sawtooth 1/2 square triangles too small? 01 Apr 2009 13:05 #33919

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This question is regarding the quilt show BOM pattern. The half square triangle sheets for the sawtooth stars indicate they are 1" finished. However, half square triangle paper is created by adding 7/8" to the desired finished size. The pattern included in the BOM has 1 3/4" squares to create 1" finished half-square triangles. I found this out when I purchased 1" half square triangle paper because it is thinner and easier to tear and compared it to your pattern, noting it was much wider than the pattern. Should the "triangles" be made according to your pattern [which with 1/4" seams will actually be 7/8" finished] or should I use the purchased 1" paper??

When you printed out the triangle sheets for the sawtooth stars, did you ACCURATELY measure the test square in the bottom right hand corner? It should measure EXACTLY 1"x1". If it doesn't, your templates will not produce a 1" finished square. You will need to set your printer scale to "none" before you print out these pages. However, if you like the lighter weight paper that you purchased better than the weight of the paper that you are printing on, by all means use the purchased paper. Just be sure to measure as you go. Your assembled saw tooth stars should measure 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" so that they will finish as a 4 inch square.

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BOM pattern for sawtooth 1/2 square triangles too small? 01 Apr 2009 10:02 #33912

This question is regarding the quilt show BOM pattern. The half square triangle sheets for the sawtooth stars indicate they are 1" finished. However, half square triangle paper is created by adding 7/8" to the desired finished size. The pattern included in the BOM has 1 3/4" squares to create 1" finished half-square triangles. I found this out when I purchased 1" half square triangle paper because it is thinner and easier to tear and compared it to your pattern, noting it was much wider than the pattern. Should the "triangles" be made according to your pattern [which with 1/4" seams will actually be 7/8" finished] or should I use the purchased 1" paper??
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