**Situation 2** - When you know the finished length of the __short side__ of the triangle, multiply that number by 1.414 to get the length of the long sides. Then, add 1-1/4" (1.25) to each side for seam allowances.

__Example__: I want a triangle where each short side, when sewn, will measure 2".

Multiply 2.00 x 1.414 = 2.828 inches

To this total, add 1-1/4" or 1.25

2.828 inches + 1.25 inches = 4.08 inches

I will cut a square 4.08 inches on each side, and cut it diagonally in BOTH DIRECTIONS to make triangles that, when sewn, will measure 2 inches on each side.