It’s Monday and time to get out your pencil and 1/4″ graph paper. Please mark this post if you think you might want to refer to it in the future – I’m not going to work this hard on drafting again – ha!
1. A 1/4″ square represents 1″. After adding the 1/4″ seam allowance all the way around, your square would be cut 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″. The 1-1/2″ square would finish at 1″.
A four inch finished square would be drawn as 4 squares on the graph paper and would be cut as 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.
2. An additional 7/8″ is added to any cut measurement if you want a triangle square. To end up with a 2″ triangle square, cut your square 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ and cut it once diagonally. When two of these triangles are sewn together, the finished size will be 2″ x 2″.
3. If you want a quarter triangle block, add 1-1/4″ to finished size. For a 3″ finished quarter triangle block, cut a square 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and cut it twice diagonally. The straight grain of the square will be on the outside edge of the triangle to avoid stretching.
When sewing these 4 quarter triangles together, the finished size will be 3″ x 3″.
NOTE – when I say Finished Size I mean the size after being sewn into the quilt – not with the raw edges measured.
These are your basic measurements. Now let’s tackle Connie’s table quilt in the next post – in case this one disappears!