Am trying to figure out a table runner and I need to figure the size to cut the fill in squares.I have 6 inch blocks set on point so how do I figure the size to cut the square block that will be cut corner to corner to fill in around the outside edge? I know, that is about as plain as mud but can't come up with anyway else to ask. Thank you for your help.
See if this will help you
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Oh, I know what you mean!!! Those things drive me crazy. Good luck.
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I want to emphasize that you will be cutting a large square on BOTH diagonals!!! This will give you straight grain of fabric on the outer edges instead of bias like you would have if you cut on only one diagonal. If you follow the directions on the link that MountainLaurel gave, it will be just right.
Strange that I read this now because a friend just sent me a message on facebook asking the same thing.
The advantage of cutting a square along both diagonals is the stretchy bias edge isn't on the outside. I starch my square heavily before cutting. I also cut it slightly larger than needed and trim after I've put it all together. I'm confident in my math skills but nervous about my sewing skills. (39 years of teaching math LOL)
Thank You ALL so much!! I pinned that page so I will have it for the future.
Goaskmom - looking at your avatar - will that machine work?
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