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    Hi everybody

    I'm going back to university in October after a year out. I need to brush up on some things and one of them is my programming skills. I noticed previously that quite a few people have problems calculating yardages for sashing, borders, binding and backing so I thought I might write a little widget that you could all use.

    Do you think this would be useful? Is there anything else you struggle with maths-wise?

    Jill x
    Quilting through the dull times
    northstarquilting.blogspot.com

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    I struggle with math all the time! So yes, please go ahead and help people like me!
    Hugs, Jan
    Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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      You are wonderful!!!! Thanks!!

      I think half square/quarter square triangles, and someone asked how to calculate pinwheels different than the tutorial.

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        Congratulations on continuing your education! What will you be studying?

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          I'm going back to do the final year of my engineering degree. I wonder if my new quilting skills will be helpful
          Quilting through the dull times
          northstarquilting.blogspot.com

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            Sure plus the quilts too...snuggle up in them when you are studing those blasted exams. Glad to hear you are going back. I know you took some time off for health reasons. I hope that has been fixed. Best of luck!
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            Old quilters never die, they just go batty!

            Your Canadian quilting sister, Shauna

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              Good Luck!!!!!!! Any and all math tips you wanna post would be most welcome!!!!!!!!!
              Have a blessed day in HIS name!
              PAULA

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                #8
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                Well I can use all the help in that department I can get. So bring on the widgets!!

                Oh yeah and what hillbilly said about the triangles!!
                Shelia

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                  Originally posted by jrchapman View Post
                  I'm going back to do the final year of my engineering degree. I wonder if my new quilting skills will be helpful
                  why not? you are building something! LOL
                  Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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                    Originally posted by jrchapman View Post
                    Hi everybody

                    I'm going back to university in October after a year out. I need to brush up on some things and one of them is my programming skills. I noticed previously that quite a few people have problems calculating yardages for sashing, borders, binding and backing so I thought I might write a little widget that you could all use.

                    Do you think this would be useful? Is there anything else you struggle with maths-wise?

                    Jill x
                    OOOH! You're using the "M" word! I don't think we're supposed to use that kind of language here!
                    *HUGS* and Alohas, Bridgette

                    "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." ~Unknown

                    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- "WOW--What a Ride!" - Unknown

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                      Jill,

                      Jenny's method for making 1/4 square triangles by putting 2 squares together, sewing a 1/4 seam around all four sides and then cutting the square on the diagonal twice is a fantastic way to make those 1/4 square triangles. It would be so helpful if someone would come up with the math to figure out different sizes. I thought I had it figured out. I tried making smaller 1/4 squares than Jenny's and it didn't work out the way I expected. If you can figure this out with your classes that would be super.

                      Rebecca
                      Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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                        Rebecca,

                        I remember seeing that 'sew around the outside' instruction, but now I can't find it. Do you have a link? And yes, having the math for different sizes would be great.

                        Pat

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                          I couldn't find it on the MSQC, but I did find it on their channel on YouTube.
                          Here is the link for it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekYpJzHoW6E
                          Lola
                          :icon_wave: http://s178.photobucket.com/albums/w278/josews_photos/

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                            Thank you! That is a cool way to do half-squares.

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                              You are very welcome. I think there is at least one other video on the YouTube channel that I haven't found on the MSQC site.
                              I am not good at math at all......that is why I have ended up with too much pieced border for a quilt in progress, but it will work out as a baby quilt very soon.
                              I am wondering how big HST would be if you started with 10" squares, as in using layer cakes??
                              Lola
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