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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Maths, maths and more maths

    Jill,

    Jenny's method for making 1/4 square triangles by putting 2 squares together, sewing a 1/4 seam around all four sides and then cutting the square on the diagonal twice is a fantastic way to make those 1/4 square triangles. It would be so helpful if someone would come up with the math to figure out different sizes. I thought I had it figured out. I tried making smaller 1/4 squares than Jenny's and it didn't work out the way I expected. If you can figure this out with your classes that would be super.

    Rebecca

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    Rebecca,

    I remember seeing that 'sew around the outside' instruction, but now I can't find it. Do you have a link? And yes, having the math for different sizes would be great.

    Pat

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    I couldn't find it on the MSQC, but I did find it on their channel on YouTube.
    Here is the link for it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekYpJzHoW6E
    Lola

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    Thank you! That is a cool way to do half-squares.

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    You are very welcome. I think there is at least one other video on the YouTube channel that I haven't found on the MSQC site.
    I am not good at math at all......that is why I have ended up with too much pieced border for a quilt in progress, but it will work out as a baby quilt very soon.
    I am wondering how big HST would be if you started with 10" squares, as in using layer cakes??
    Lola

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lola2Ace View Post
    I am wondering how big HST would be if you started with 10" squares, as in using layer cakes??
    Lola
    My rusty maths says that you will get four 6.7" half square triangles if you use the sewing round the edge method. You could trim these down to 6.5" and then they would finish to 6" triangles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrchapman View Post
    Hi everybody

    I'm going back to university in October after a year out. I need to brush up on some things and one of them is my programming skills. I noticed previously that quite a few people have problems calculating yardages for sashing, borders, binding and backing so I thought I might write a little widget that you could all use.

    Do you think this would be useful? Is there anything else you struggle with maths-wise?

    Jill x
    Wonderful idea
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