Hi!

I was planning to do a simple square-in-a-square quilt with sports fabric for my sport-crazy brother, but when I got to the fabric store I was completely taken by a charming baseball panel. I just had to have it, and so on the spot I figured I would cut out the panel boxes and figure out a way to assemble a top combining them with my original idea. But I'm quite the beginner and I really would like someone to check the math before I start cutting!

The panel has large and small squares in it. The large square is 17" raw and the small ones are 6-1/2" raw, both including the seam allowances. I want to put a border/sashing around the small panel for the square-in-a-square effect, and I need to calculate the thickness of the border. I want 2 small squares to add up to the length of the long square.

I figured I need the border of the small square to be 1-5/8", does that sound right to you experts?

Logic is: the big panel will finish to 16-1/2 so each small square must finish to 8-1/4. Small centre square finish at 6" (from 6-1/2 raw) so the border must finish to half of 2-1/4 which is 1-1/8 plus seam allowances is 1-5/8.

So, how's my math?

Thanks a lot!

I was planning to do a simple square-in-a-square quilt with sports fabric for my sport-crazy brother, but when I got to the fabric store I was completely taken by a charming baseball panel. I just had to have it, and so on the spot I figured I would cut out the panel boxes and figure out a way to assemble a top combining them with my original idea. But I'm quite the beginner and I really would like someone to check the math before I start cutting!

The panel has large and small squares in it. The large square is 17" raw and the small ones are 6-1/2" raw, both including the seam allowances. I want to put a border/sashing around the small panel for the square-in-a-square effect, and I need to calculate the thickness of the border. I want 2 small squares to add up to the length of the long square.

I figured I need the border of the small square to be 1-5/8", does that sound right to you experts?

Logic is: the big panel will finish to 16-1/2 so each small square must finish to 8-1/4. Small centre square finish at 6" (from 6-1/2 raw) so the border must finish to half of 2-1/4 which is 1-1/8 plus seam allowances is 1-5/8.

So, how's my math?

Thanks a lot!

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