Place a blue and white triangle right sides together and together sew on the short side. Repeat with the remaining blue and white triangles. Be sure to sew them all on the same side so all four are alike.
Now put the white and red triangles right sides together and sew them on the short side. I suggest you lay the first red & white unit and a blue & white unit together just to make sure you've sewn them together correctly.
(Because of the bias edges, it's not easy to take them apart without stretching them.)
Trim these squares to to 3 1/2 inches if needed. And then you can sew them together into pairs, make sure they are all going in the right direction. And then finish your block, it should measure 6 1/2 inches.
(Remember, a 16th is a scant measurement, or between an eighth and a quarter on your ruler)
For a three inch finished Electric Fan cut your squares 2 11/16 inches, which you will cut in quarters diagonally
For a nine inch finished Electric Fan cut your squares 5 11/16 inches, which you will cut in quarter diagonally
For a twelve inch finished Electric Fan cut your squares 7 3/16 inches, which you will cut in quarters diagonally
For a fifteen inch finished Electric Fan cut your squares 8 11/16 inches, which you will cut into quarters diagonally.
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Updated June 19, 2020
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