Thursday, May 1, 2014
Four patch doll's quilt
To get this measurement right you need to take the size of the finished block - 4" and multiply it by 1.414, then add 1.25: for seam allowance, and then round it up to the next 1/8th of an inch. Sounds complicated? here is the way to do it. So this would be 4 x 1.414 = 5.656 + 1.25 = 6.906 --- round that up to 7".
So I cut 2 squares 7", then cut on the diagonal twice to get 8 triangles, and that gives me the long side of the triangle on the outer edge of the quilt.