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    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 6-7/8" 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?
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      #3
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      Yes I think you would have to pull up the pattern to see the layout. The center square is on point and the four corners are one hst and what looks like flying geese pieced into a triangle shape.

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        http://www.fonsandporter.com/article...-quilt-pattern
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          #5
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          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 work
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            #6
            Re: Help! Math challenged

            Is this the one?
            DP140389.jpg
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              #7
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              Yes that's the one. Any ideas?

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                #8
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                is this the same pattern? It's free from Moda fp_cfac-mill-book-circa-1852
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                  #9
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                  No it's similar but not the same one. Thanks for trying though. I might just experiment with Karen's measurements and see how close I can get.

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                    #10
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                    You could also do a center square and surround it with HST instead. Let me see if I can take a pic of what I mean.
                    Cindy

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                      #11
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                      You could also do a center square and surround it with HST instead.
                      File Nov 05, 11 14 14 PM.jpg

                      Sorry about the quick scribble, but do you see what I mean?
                      Cindy

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                        #12
                        Re: Help! Math challenged

                        Now that I'm looking at it, you could do a center 5" square with flying geese units (5" long) and add HST to the ends - same difference.
                        Cindy

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                          #13
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                          Oh jiminy...my brain is hurting trying to understand this!

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                            #14
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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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                            Cindy

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                              #15
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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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