I've seen Jenny demonstrate 2 different methods when doing HST. In one she stitches 1/4 inch all way round the 2 pieces and then cuts; the other she presses a diagonal fold from corner to corner and stitches 1/4 on each side of fold, then cuts. Is there a preferred method? I'm confused as to when to do which method.
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I think the critical point when dealing with HST's , is 'squaring' up each block, with either method. Jenny never shows this, but then again, she's been sewing for a lot longer than most of us.
For me, it's critical….I really need to get off the exclamation point.
It may give people the idea that I'm bright and cheerful all the time....
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Re: HST which method?
One our members posted this in her user notes.
Default HSTs using Jenny's Method
Jenny's HST method calls for placing two squares right sides together, sewing 1/4" seam all around, and then cutting on both diagonals to yield 4 HSTs from 2 squares. I have done the math to determine the finished HST size you will get from this method, and am fairly confident I am right, utilizing the Pythagorean Theorem. Don't forget  you can trim down the HSTs to make the size you need (though that would be an extra step).
2 squares = 4 HSTs
2" Square = 1.06" HSTs
2.5" Square = 1.41" HSTs
3.0" Square = 1.77" HSTs
3.5" Square = 2.12" HSTs
4.0" Square = 2.47" HSTs
4.5" Square = 2.83" HSTs
5.0" Square = 3.18" HSTs
5.5" Square = 3.54" HSTs
6.0" Square = 3.89" HSTs
6.5" Square = 4.24" HSTs
7.0" Square = 4.60" HSTs
7.5" Square = 4.95" HSTs
8.0" Square = 5.30" HSTs
8.5" Square = 5.66" HSTs
9.0" Square = 6.01" HSTs
9.5" Square = 6.36" HSTs
10.0" Square = 6.72" HSTs
10.5" Square = 7.07" HSTs
11.0" Square = 7.42" HSTs
11.5" Square = 7.78" HSTs
12.0" Square = 8.13" HSTs
And going the other way  what size original squares are needed to end up with certain size HSTs:
XXX" Squares (2) = XXX" HSTs (4)
1.7" Squares = 1.0" HSTs
2.4" Squares = 1.5" HSTs
3.1" Squares = 2.0" HSTs
3.8" Squares = 2.5" HSTs
4.5" Squares = 3.0" HSTs
5.2" Squares = 3.5" HSTs
5.9" Squares = 4.0" HSTs
6.6" Squares = 4.5" HSTs
7.3" Squares = 5.0" HSTs
8.0" Squares = 5.5" HSTs
8.7" Squares = 6.0" HSTs
9.4" Squares = 6.5" HSTs
10.1" Squares = 7.0" HSTs
10.9" Squares = 7.5" HSTs
11.6" Squares = 8.0" HSTs
12.3" Squares = 8.5" HSTs
13.0" Squares = 9.0" HSTs
13.7" Squares = 9.5" HSTs
14.4" Squares = 10.0" HSTs
15.1" Squares = 10.5" HSTs
15.8" Squares = 11.0" HSTs
16.5" Squares = 11.5" HSTs
17.2" Squares = 12.0" HSTsðŸŒº Lorie
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Originally posted by Mimisquilts View Post"...utilizing the Pythagorean Theorem." Of course Lorie! Now why didn't I think of that??? (Might be because I have no idea what the Pythagorean Theorem is)
Were you absent that day?
Me too!
HA!I really need to get off the exclamation point.
It may give people the idea that I'm bright and cheerful all the time....
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WOW, Lorie, this is amazing. I have a really "dumb" question.....So for a 10 inch HST you would
cut 14 and 4 tenth inch squares? How do you do that with a quilting ruler? Or, what am I missing?
or 15.8, 14.7, etc. I don't know how I would measure to cut squares that size.
Darlene
(thanks for your patience in my not understanding!)
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Re: HST which method?
Originally posted by Darlene Hayes View PostWOW, Lorie, this is amazing. I have a really "dumb" question.....So for a 10 inch HST you would
cut 14 and 4 tenth inch squares? How do you do that with a quilting ruler? Or, what am I missing?
or 15.8, 14.7, etc. I don't know how I would measure to cut squares that size.
Darlene
(thanks for your patience in my not understanding!)
But thanks for the compliment!ðŸŒº Lorie
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You guys are hilarious! My chuckle for the day. I don't know what the Pythagorean Theorem is either but I was laughing at this thread and DH asked me what tickled my funny bone so I told him. He's an engineer so he really does know the Pythagorean Theorem and wasn't clearly as amused as I was.sigpicCarolyn
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The Pythagorean Theorem was some crap we learned in geometry and has to do with proving the three angles of a right triangle add up to 180 degrees.
And yes, I said crap. I hated geometry with a passion ...K is for Karen ðŸ˜Šâ€‹ Albuquerque, NM..................
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Originally posted by Preeti View PostI can explain it but I just want to belong here and not be called "smarty pants"
Let's not try to 'scramble up' too may brains (mine, mostly).
HA! Just provide the chart to get there!
I LOVE your blog, by the way....I really need to get off the exclamation point.
It may give people the idea that I'm bright and cheerful all the time....
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