I downloaded a pattern from Fons and Porter called Circa 1852 Scrap Quilt Project. I have so many charm packs collected of repro civil war prints that I want to use. The pattern calls for using FQ and cutting center squares 67/8" then doing triangle hst on the corners. Is there any way to reconfigure the size of the corner triangles pieces so I can use 5" squares for my center blocks? I am at a loss trying to figure this out. Basically the pattern does not look too hard once I figure out the math. Thank you!!
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I am assuming that the 6 & 7/8"squares are for the old method of making 2 HST by sewing on either side of a diagonal line. This means the resulting HST will be 6". If you want to use a 5" square in the center instead of a 6" square you need to make your HSTs out of 5 & 7/8" squares to start.
I'm not even sure this is right now that I reread your question. The center square is 6 & 7/8" and is not a HST?K is for Karen ðŸ˜Šâ€‹..................
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Re: Help! Math challenged
I looked at the picture. If you use a 5" center. you are going to be working with some small HST's for the corners.
I'm thinking if you made 3" HSTs and sewed two of them together into a 4 patch with 2 solid squares, then cut the resulting 5.5" 4 patch in half on the diagonal through the solids, that would give you about the right size. If not 3 " then they would need to be 2.75". Maybe try one and see if that will workK is for Karen ðŸ˜Šâ€‹..................
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Re: Help! Math challenged
You could also do a center square and surround it with HST instead.
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Sorry about the quick scribble, but do you see what I mean?Cindy
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Sorry if it looks confusing. Here's another picture with it drawn out. The center top can be a flying geese unit or 2 HST. Then you would sew it together like a 9P. When it's together, it would look like the block in the quilt. Hope this helps.
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Thank you for taking the time to draw this out. It makes sense. Now I just have to fiddle around with my measurements a little, as the test sample I made I cut off the points of the geese when I sewed the seam and it was not pretty. Sometimes quilting is not for sissies! It takes a lot of concentration to figure out what mistake you made in the process and then figure out how to fix it.
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