A Little Trick

I mentioned the other day that I didn’t have any measurements for this little vintage quilt, just a photo from the internet. I decided to make the small squares in the blocks to finish at one inch. I wanted to keep the sashing proportional. I thought you might be interested in how I figured out that measurement.

First I pulled up the photo of the original on my iPad. Then I zoomed in until the squares measured one inch on the screen. I used a tape measure to know how much to zoom in.

Then I used the tape measure to measure the width of the sashing. Easy!

I decided in the end to make my sashing to finish at 1 1/4 inch rather than an inch, but this was an easy way to figure it out without wasting fabric and ripping stitches.

Hope this helps someone. Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to A Little Trick

  1. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy! What a great tip. Very clever. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Abigail Dolinger says:

    What a great idea!

  3. Laura Haynes says:

    Thanks for sharing that tip. So easy with this technology:)

  4. anudge says:


  5. karenlogcabinquilter says:

    Easier using your method than what I have done. I print out a picture and would measure a square figuring what percentage in size it is from what I want and then work from there.

  6. Lillie says:

    Wow! What a clever idea! Thanks for the tip!

  7. Sandra Andruszko says:

    Very clever, I like it

  8. Brilliant! Beautiful!

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