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    Dimensions for Snowballing Various Sizes of Blocks?

    Is there a formula for determining what size square to use to snowball various sizes of blocks? I know I made a quilt once the used 2.5" squares for 4.5" blocks. But I'd like to know what size to use for other sizes. E.g. a 5" pre-cut square, & a layer cake 10" square, & sizes in between. I'm sure someone must have the answer for this.

    #2
    Re: Dimensions for Snowballing Various Sizes of Blocks?

    I've check my chart file for Quilt info and sizes.. sorry, I didn't have one handy.
    I've always followed the 1/2 the size of my block rule, tho.

    Maybe someone else has better information... ??
    Judy

    Click HERE to find me and My imagination
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      #3
      Re: Dimensions for Snowballing Various Sizes of Blocks?

      Here's one.
      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/267049452880283473/
      🌺 Lorie

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        #4
        Re: Dimensions for Snowballing Various Sizes of Blocks?

        Thanks! I snap screened it...


        Sandy from Cincinnati


        AKA Kermit

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          #5
          Re: Dimensions for Snowballing Various Sizes of Blocks?

          I can't view Pinterest b/c I'm not a member. That black screen covers over everything!

          I tried 1/2 the size, but I couldn't get a point for the stars. I'm using 5" pre-cuts & cut 2.5" snowballs, but the center doesn't overlap to make the point. I'm doing them that way anyway, even though it won't be quite like I wanted it. I saw the quilt in a picture on line, but of course, don't have the pattern. Just tried to figure it out on my own.

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            #6
            Re: Dimensions for Snowballing Various Sizes of Blocks?

            To get them to overlap, I'd add 1/2 inch to each block so it would work out to 2.5 snow ball square would be 3 inches.

            Hope that makes sense.. and here is that screen shot pic for you. I've saved it to my files, too.


            80e154a4d404923795147eecd62cb644.jpg
            Judy

            Click HERE to find me and My imagination
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              #7
              Re: Dimensions for Snowballing Various Sizes of Blocks?

              Judy provided the picture Here is the website...

              http://www.modernquiltingbyb.com/201...series_19.html
              🌺 Lorie

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                #8
                Re: Dimensions for Snowballing Various Sizes of Blocks?

                Oh, thanks so much for the link to the modern quilting blog site. I enjoyed looking through her projects & getting ideas. I appreciate getting this info. on the snowballing dimensions.

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                  #9
                  Re: Dimensions for Snowballing Various Sizes of Blocks?

                  Pinterest offers a wealth of information on all subjects. I'm addicted to it. Once you learn how to navigate it's fabulous and it doesn't cost a dime.

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                    #10
                    Re: Dimensions for Snowballing Various Sizes of Blocks?

                    My brain can't get around her calculations. To me, it would be logical to divide the finished large square by 3 and then add 1/4" for seam allowance. This works for her 6" finished square - corner squares would be 6 divided by 3 = 2, plus 1/4" for seam allowance, making 2 1/4" small squares. So applying this logic to the finished 12" square, the small ones should be 12 divided by 3 = 4, plus the 1/4", making 4 1/4" corner squares.

                    Does that make sense?

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