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    Why can't you trim HST like this?

    I have the JT perfect square perfect piecing ruler. I want to make HST with charm packs. It seems to me it would be easier to trim them to size (after the initial cut on center diagonal) before pressing them open, then you only have to trim 2 sides, and press open last. Would this work? I have never seen directions like that but to my brain it sounds simpler. Anybody do it this way?

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    Re: Why can't you trim HST like this?

    I think it was NY Sue that talked about doing it that way. It makes sense as long as you don'stretch it as you press it open afterward.
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      #3
      Re: Why can't you trim HST like this?

      I think Bonnie Hunter does it that way--you might check her blog.

      Edit: Here's a link:

      https://m.facebook.com/QuiltvilleFri...52031994101641
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        #4
        Re: Why can't you trim HST like this?

        I use Quiltinaday's Triangle Square-up Ruler. Here's a video with Eleanor demonstrating the usual way people square them. Then she shows you the fastest way which is what you are talking about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I-U_ZYcXH8
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          #5
          Re: Why can't you trim HST like this?

          I will give this a try next time I make HSTs. Thanks for sharing this!
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            #6
            Re: Why can't you trim HST like this?

            I posted it once

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              Re: Why can't you trim HST like this?

              Originally posted by Angelia View Post
              I think Bonnie Hunter does it that way--you might check her blog.

              Edit: Here's a link:

              https://m.facebook.com/QuiltvilleFri...52031994101641
              Thanks for the link... I put it on my reading list.... Great idea!


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                #8
                Re: Why can't you trim HST like this?

                I have done my trimming this way, then iron them open VERY CAREFULLY, Eleanor Burns does it this way and uses a wooden iron or finger press instead of a steam iron, especially on small HSTs. I made my first block with perfect points in her class using her method! I was so excited! I had to give her a hug!

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                  #9
                  Re: Why can't you trim HST like this?

                  I use the Quilt in a Day's Triangle Square Up ruler too - works great! You just trim 2 sides.
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                    #10
                    Re: Why can't you trim HST like this?

                    I have done it like this as well - just be sure to measure with a straight line along your SEAM line - not the edge of the fabric!

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