I am making a quilt from an older pattern  nine patches set on point. The problem is with the side triangles. The square blocks in the side triangles are 4 inch squares. The instructions say to cut a 6 1/4 inch square and cut into 4 triangles (corner to corner). The long side of the triangle is on the straight of grain and the bias edge is to be matched to the side of the 4 inch square. In my opinion the triangle is much too big. I really have to ease in the length to that 4 inch side and even then it looks wrong. Is there a quilt math wizard out there that could tell me if the instructions are off? It seems like the triangles should be cut from a slightly smaller square. Help. Please.
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Re: Triangles and squares.
Haha you and I are on the same page of our projects today! I posted earlier today "setting on point" so take a look at that. My instr say cut a 3.5 inch square then cross cut twice like big X for setting triangles. The block I am beginning with is 2 inchesso if that is a formula then add 1.5 to how many inches your block is? Maybe make a sample and see if that is a better size than what you did before? Good luck, I hope it all turns out ok for you.

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Here's a chart that might help... http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/sites/...d_trianges.pdf
http://www.quiltersparadiseesc.com/C...Calculator.php
It sounds like those are the corner squares for the quilt. The set in triangles should be cut on the diagonal (bias) and just 1 cut.
Check out the two sites, I found. You'll probably find what you need there.Katrina
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Re: Triangles and squares.
The triangle you start with should be too big and you will trim away excess. Here's a diagram for how to line things up:
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and welcome to the Forum!Michele
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