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    Unhappy So frustrated

    I am so frustrated with my math skills.
    I'm trying to make the attached pattern. Don't laugh at my drawing, lol. The big block is 5" (4.5" finished). My problem is with that 4-patch. I got the 4 patch down, my problem are the red corners.
    Anyone know the size of the triangles I need to make? Maybe I'm over thinking this.

    Thank you all for your help. Click image for larger version. 

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    I'm not laughing.....and I have no solution. My math is awful and I know there's a formula out there.

    I've been known, in the past, to cut paper into those pieces, put them back together in a square, measure, add seam allowance....and a bit more. Cause I get sooo nervous. Then trim to size.

    I'm positive there are some great minds here who know the answer....I look forward to it with you!

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    I have used 1/4 of a charm pack trying to figure this out. Measure, look, remeasure, cut, assemble, sigh, toss. Repeat. This has been my morning.

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    I'm bad with this stuff too. Try this out

    https://catbirdquilts.wordpress.com/...h-cheat-sheet/



    Lorie

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    Lorie, that helped A LOT!!!! Thanks!

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    I'm off to try. Wish me luck.

    Thank you soooooooo my Hair!

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    I saw a tutorial the other day by MSQC, "Make a "Nine Patch on Point" Quilt with Jenny. I think she did a sample of something your trying to do and sort of made sense into how to make a square with in a square. I hope this helps.
    Last edited by billyhernandez3; July 22nd, 2017 at 05:23 PM. Reason: wanted to add to post

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    I don't have any fancy math skills or formulas but I think I would make each red Square 3" sew them onto the corners, then trim after, making sure you keep that 1/4" seam allowance after you press the corners open before you cut. And don't use your good charm pack stash for your sample. You must have some ugly fabric laying around to use. I usually keep a stash of plain cheap black and plain cheap white or muslin that I use for making samples. That way I can always spot my samples pretty quick because I always make them the same color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star lover View Post
    I'm not laughing.....and I have no solution. My math is awful and I know there's a formula out there.

    I've been known, in the past, to cut paper into those pieces, put them back together in a square, measure, add seam allowance....and a bit more. Cause I get sooo nervous. Then trim to size.

    I'm positive there are some great minds here who know the answer....I look forward to it with you!
    I love the idea of paper, no ripping if its wrong size

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    I'd make the 4 patch blocks first, then cut the plain ones to match. I think they call that reverse engineering.

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