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    Half-square triangles

    Ok..I am determined to try that tube method Jenny shows on one of her tutorials. I have a block of the month that is the basket. It has quite a few half-square triangles, so I thought now would be a good time to try this method. So: the finished triangle will be 2 1/2". Being math challenged, I figure I need to cut 2 strips that are 3"xWOF. Sew the 2 strips together on both sides, 1/4". Line up the ruler at 45 degree angle on the sewn line and cut. This would give me the 2 !/2" half square.

    Did I get this right???

    #2
    Re: Half-square triangles

    Try this link:

    I never rely on my math skills . . .
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      #3
      Re: Half-square triangles

      Blondie.....the link is missing.....or I just can't see it. Could you repost cause I'd love that info too.

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        #4
        Re: Half-square triangles

        hmmm, wonder where that went!
        http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.co...triangles.html

        Hope it shows up this time!
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        Do the math; count your blessings
        Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.

        http://pinterest.com/vintageprims/boards/ Unless we are creating we are not fully alive
        ~ Madeleine L'Engle

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          #5
          Re: Half-square triangles

          And another link for the visual learners among us:
          http://whipup.net/wp-content/images/.../HST_Chart.jpg
          Sewing mends the soul.
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          Do the math; count your blessings
          Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.

          http://pinterest.com/vintageprims/boards/ Unless we are creating we are not fully alive
          ~ Madeleine L'Engle

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            #6
            Re: Half-square triangles

            Thank you!

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              #7
              Re: Half-square triangles

              By the looks of it...I need to make the strips 4 1/4". I think I might try it on scrap material. I'll let you know. Seems a bit large for this method. But what do I know??!!

              This is the tut I'm referring to..except using only 2 colors.
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOWSp0mTTqE

              And this one is probably more what I should do. It does look like the 4 1/4" strip or square would work. Jenny's got smaller than the 5" she started with.
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekYpJzHoW6E
              Last edited by zenkitty; March 23, 2011, 01:56 PM.

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                #8
                Re: Half-square triangles

                Where is there a chart for making 1/2 sq. triangles because patterns call for different sizes. Jenny's tutorial is great but she is only using a 5 inch square. When it comes to math I am dumb to dumber.~Terry

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                  #9
                  Re: Half-square triangles

                  Patchwork-and-Quilting.com "Calculating Half-Square Triangles"

                  It says to add 7/8" to the required FINISHED SIZE of you half-square unit. For example: If you want a 4" (finished size) half-square triangle unit, you need to cut two squares that measure 4 and 7/8" each.
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                    #10
                    Re: Half-square triangles

                    I am so confused about what is meant by finished size and unfinished size. Sounds silly, I know. But they seem interchangable. In the end I decided to buy the Wonder Cut ruler and my problem has been solved.

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                      #11
                      Re: Half-square triangles

                      don't have a wonder cut. Where did you find yours?
                      Sewing mends the soul.
                      sigpic


                      Do the math; count your blessings
                      Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.

                      http://pinterest.com/vintageprims/boards/ Unless we are creating we are not fully alive
                      ~ Madeleine L'Engle

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                        #12
                        Re: Half-square triangles

                        Blondie...Connecting Threads sells them. They have a video about it as well.

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFnRz7QaVBg

                        This is another demo. This website will do a ruler each month. It's the same blog I found about the jelly roll races.
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKOTxsSmpZo
                        Last edited by zenkitty; March 30, 2011, 11:09 AM.

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