How do you calculate triangles in quilting?

How do you measure triangles for quilting?

Setting Triangle Instructions

  1. Multiply the finished block size by 1.41.
  2. Add 1 1/4 inches to the dimension calculated in Step 1 and round up to the nearest 1/8 of an inch.
  3. Create a square with sides that match the calculated size.
  4. Cut the square in half, twice diagonally.

What size do you cut half square triangles?

Cutting Half-Square Triangles (right-handed)

Cut the fabric in strips as wide as the desired finished width of the triangle-squares, plus 7/8″ for seam allowances. For example, for a 3″ finished half-square triangle, cut a 3-7/8″-wide fabric strip.

What does set on point mean in quilting?

I also love quilts that are “on point” – meaning the blocks are placed on one of the points, like a diamond, rather that straight . The diagonal lines are a little more dynamic and visually interesting.

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