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Finished vs. unfinished quilt block sizes
Question:When a finished block is indicated as 6.5" is that the size prior to putting the quilt together or after it is put in the quilt. Like should it first be 7"?
Reply:It sure can get confusing!
Yes, the unfinished size is the actual size of the block from raw edge to raw edge after you have pieced it and before you have assembled it into the quilt.
If the pattern says the block is 6.5" finished, its unfinished measurement is:
6.5" + .5" = 7" unfinished
That extra .5" is for the seam allowances that will disappear into the seam once the blocks are joined.
Thank you for your question. I'm working on some new patterns and because of it, I'll be adding both finished and unfinished block sizes for greater clarity for the reader. Thank you!
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