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« on: May 10, 2009 01:27:11 AM »

I want to make a bears paw quilt for my son.  I have made myself confused with the HSTs. 

I looked at this pattern.....

http://quilting.about.com/od/blockofthemonth/ss/bears_paw.htm

but there seems to be a discrepancy in the claws.....especially when you look at this pattern, where all the measurements are the identical.....except the initial square for the claws.  (2 7/8 vs 3.5)

http://www.craftandfabriclinks.com/quiltblocks/bearclawpat.html

The unsewn HST block needs to be 2.5", (2 inch block plus 1/4 seam allowance).  So is this what you would add your 7/8ths to?  making an original square of 3 3/8ths ?  which would make the second link correct (albeit a tad generous)

or do you take the mesurement of 2inch block plus 7/8ths? in which case the former link is correct.

im confuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuused! Huh




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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009 07:07:29 AM »

I think the first one is correct.  To make HST units you add 7/8" to the finished size of the unit.  So if the HST unit is going to be 2" square in the final sewn block when the quilt is finished (which it is), then the squares you initially cut will be 2 7/8"  Hope that helps.  I didn't deeply analyze it, but that first pattern looks right to me.
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009 05:03:44 AM »

i concur.

you add the 7/8's to the finished size ( in this case the 2inches)

good luck... have fun
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2009 06:02:03 PM »

http://www.quilterscache.com/B/BearPawVariationBlock.html

Here is a great site for free blocks with the measurements.  I believe there is another of a bear paw.  Hope this helps a little:)

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