Last year I started a "Dear Jane" quilt. Now this is the kind of challenge I enjoy. Well, when they said the blocks shuld be 4 1/2" finished I cut them at 4 1/2". DOH!!! 41/2" finished = 5 inches before sewing together. Well, I am going to make my "Dear Jane" but won't be using these blocks. I sewed them all together using a 1" sashing and there you have it. My new table runner.