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    Default Determing size of triangle to attach to block

    Hi. I made a 4” hexagon block . I need to attach an equal lateral triangle to 2 side of the block.. Does anyone have a formula to use?

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    Default Re: Determing size of triangle to attach to block

    Different methods measure a hexagon different ways which will determine you triangle measurement. Please specify whether your 4" hexagon is measured by the size of one side of the hexagon, the distance across the middle from one side to the opposite side, or the distance from one point to the diagonal point?

    We don't want to give you the wrong answer.
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    Default Re: Determing size of triangle to attach to block

    Thanks for the note that I needed to provide more measurements.

    From top to bottom of the block— 8”
    Point to point —-9 “
    Triangle will be sewento the top and bottom of each block to make a diamond. (4.5)

    Not sure if this helps

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    Default Re: Determing size of triangle to attach to block

    I used

    http://www.quiltersparadiseesc.com/C...Calculator.php

    Side Height Width
    4.5 7.794 9

    so it seems like your side measurements is 4.5" You cut an equilateral triangle with a 60 degree ruler. I got out my Creative Grids 60 degree ruler and measured for 4.5 finished (that would be inside the 1/4 inch dotted lines on the sides of the ruler.) On my Creative Grids ruler that lines up with the mark labeled 4 1/4 inch.

    Try cutting one 4 1/4" equilateral triangle using a 60 degree ruler out of scrap fabric or paper to test if it is the right size.

    Good luck and please let us know if it works
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    Default Re: Determing size of triangle to attach to block

    And if you don't want to waste fabric, try an experiment with paper.

    Another philosophy is to cut the triangles slightly bigger than you need, then from down to perfection.
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    Default Re: Determing size of triangle to attach to block

    A while back I made a hexagon quilt and did not want to do any "Y" seams. So I stuck a triangle ruler on top of my hexagon and scooted it enough over to include a 1/4" seam allowance. I have the Fons and Porter hexagon and no triangle measurements with it. I have the M* half hexie but I was making it an I Spy quilt and did not want any seams through the center.

    Added to say I used painters tape to mark the size on the triangle ruler.
    Vonnie

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    Default Re: Determing size of triangle to attach to block

    Thanks for the info

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