Sunday, June 3, 2012

DECISIONS

One of the easiest ways to change your design is to turn your blocks on point. Diagonal settings are intimidating because of the math. Figuring out setting triangle and corner triangle measurements. You could use a ruler made for that or keep this handy.....For setting triangles, take the diagonal measurement of your block and add 2 inches.Cut a square of that size and cut the square in quarters on the diagonal. Cut as many squares/triangles as you need for your size quilt. For corner triangles measure your block from top to bottom and add  1 1/2 inches to that number. Cut out 2 squares of that size and cut each in half on the diagonal once giving you 4 corners. As they say...easy peasy.

6 comments:

Teresa in Music City said...

Now that's good info! Thanks for sharing it!!!

kheli said...

Great formula, I usually just wing it and measure! I like setting on point when there aren't enough blocks for a large quilt (like with a group quilt). I can fill in with solids and still high light the pieced blocks.

Sandy D said...

Thanks for the info I printed it for future quilts.

Linda in TX said...

Whoa! I never knew how simple it could be! Thank you so much for posting this - my piecing just got a lot easier and a lot more fun.

Pat Barton said...

Definitely love the on point layout.

Sarah said...

Thank you sew much - this is so much easier than trying to finesse my math skills :)