Okay -- for your 4 patch blocks -- those are each cut at 3 1/2 inch square
so when added together you get a 6 1/2 inch 4 patch.
When you do that -- are you getting a FULL 6 1/2 inch four patch block?
Measure in EVERY direction. From the seam to the outside of each block
should measure 3 1/4 inch.
If yes there -- continue -- if not -- you need to redo until that part of
the block is right.
I usually do a full inch instead of the 7/8 for the HST blocks (so I'd cut
at 7" instead of 6 7/8) -- but when you do those -- are you getting a full
6 1/2" block (you draw the line and so on either side -- creating 2 HST
blocks) -- are they each a full 6 1/2? Measure in BOTH directions -- to be
sure you get 6 1/2"
If those components are right -- and your 4 patch units are right -- then
join and you should have 12 1/2 inches square. If not -- measure from the
seam to the edge of the block on all 4 sides -- each should measure 6 1/4 --
see where you are having a problem.
If your components are right -- then it sounds like you are not doing a good
1/4 inch seam -- that's where I'd start.
Hope this is helpful.
Kate in MI
> Which block(s) specifically have you had trouble with -- I'll be happy to
> proof the pattern and see if there is a problem.
> Kate in MIhttp://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves
> > Have any of you used the patterns from Quilt Blocks Galore? If so, do
> > you find that the blocks come out at 12" unfinished? I've made a few
> > and they all seem to come out at that measurement - maybe I'm doing
> > something wrong, but I thought I was being very careful. It does say
> > on the site '12" Blocks' but I thought that would mean a finished 12"
> > block. Just wondering.
> > Sharon (N.B.)- Hide quoted text -
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Buckeye Beauty is the one I made ... twice, and it comes out (for me)
to a 12" unfinished block - so frustrating. I'm cutting and sewing
carefully - ironing the same, but no luck, and I love the block. Oh
well, back to applique.