__Straight Set__-
*In a straight quilt setting, the pieced quilt blocks are placed right next to each other in rows and columns.**When quilt blocks are placed together in a straight setting, an overall pattern will appear.**By altering two, or more, different block patterns in a straight setting, the quilter can create an endless number of new and different overall patterns.*

__Straight Set with Alternating Plain Squares__-
*In this quilt block setting, the pieced blocks are alternated with plain blocks of fabric. While the illustrations show the plain blocks in a solid fabric, many interesting effects can be created by using patterned fabrics for the non-pieced blocks.***Note:**This setting gives the quilter a chance to show off her/his exquisite hand or machine quilting.

__Straight Set with Sashing__-
*In this setting, the quilt blocks are separated by strips of fabric called*. The sashing can act as a frame for the quilt blocks, or the sashing itself can be pieced and used as part of the quilt design. Sashing can range very simple to very complex and opens a new world of design possibilities for the quilter.**sashing***The simple addition of a square at the junction of the sashing and a small amount of piecing in the strips can really add interest to a simple quilt block.**For the more adventerious quilter, the Garden Path sashing pattern can make a beautiful garden quilt.*

__Diagonal Set__-
*A diagonal setting is created when the quilt blocks are rotated 45° and set with corner and side triangles to keep the quilt squared. Also called an "on point" setting, a diagonal setting can have the quilt blocks set next to each other as in the straight set, or can have alternating plain blocks.*#### Calculating Partial Fill-in Blocks

**Corner Triangles**- Take the finished block sized and divide by 1.414

**Note:**Round up to the nearest dimension on the ruler.

Add 7/8" to that number

Cut two square the size determined above. Cut each square in half diagonally for the four corner triangles.*Example:*

Finished block size = 12"

12 / 1.414 = 8.486 (Round to 8.5 = 8-1/2")

8-1/2" + 7/8" = 9-3/8" squares to cut for Corner TrianglesFinished block size = 6"

6 / 1.414 = 4.243 (Round to 4.25 = 4-1/4")

4-1/4" + 7/8" = 5-1/8" squares to cut for Corner Triangles **Side Triangles**- Take the finished block size and multiply by 1.414

**Note:**Round up to the nearest dimension on the ruler.

Add 1-1/4" to that number

This is the size that to cut squares for the side triangles. Cut this square in half diagonally twice to produce four Side Triangles.

Cut one square for every four side trinagles needed for the quilt setting.*Example:*

Finished block size = 12"

12 x 1.414 = 16.96 (Round to 17 = 17")

17" + 1-1/4" = 18-1/4" squares to cut for Side TrianglesFinished block size = 6"

12 x 1.414 = 8.48 (Round to 8.5 = 8-1/2")

8-1/2" + 1-1/4" = 9-3/4" squares to cut for Side Triangles

__Diagonal Set with Sashing__

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