When you define your block size on the Layout tab, you’ll sometimes notices that your block printouts do not measure the same dimensions as you set on the Layout tab. This is because EQ is calculating the math for you and knows that when blocks are not in a standard horizontal setting, the dimensions need to be calculated differently.
The layouts that have different block dimensions than expected are:
To see the dimensions of the block, you can use either of these two options. The latter is the more accurate, however.
When calculating the dimensions of a non-straight block, EQ adds an invisible rectangle around the block. Then, EQ will measure the width using the horizontal measurement of the rectangle (from left to right) and the height using the vertical measurement of the rectangle (from top to bottom).
Below is an example of a Baby Block layout. The block size is set to 9″ x 9″ on the Layout tab. Notice how the actual dimensions are calculated.
This is the top blue block of the Baby Block layout. The gray box is the “invisible rectangle” mentioned above.
This is the side yellow block of the Baby Block layout. The gray box is the “invisible rectangle” mentioned above.