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    bhaggerty
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  • bhaggerty
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    Originally posted by shermur View Post
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    I have purchase these and I can't wait to try them jut to see how accurate my HST will look. I have a specific HST pattern I dying to try and ordered the Triangles on a Roll to speed up the process....
    They make absolutely perfect HST's, but make sure you shorten your stitch length so it is easier to remove the paper backings!!

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  • Ferrettisc
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  • Ferrettisc
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    I hope you post a picture or comment on how this Triangles on a Roll works. I love that quilt pattern!

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  • tsladaritz
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    Originally posted by easyquilts View Post
    This is the way most of us learned to make HST's.... Sewing before cutting will help stabilize the bias edges...

    I always round the suze if my squares up...sometimes as much as an inch....then trim the finished HST's to suze.... I know there are people who do the 7/8th of an inch measurement....and don't have to trim...but that never worked for me...

    I thunk trying to cut an accurate 7/8th of an inch us took fiddle for me and my poor vision...

    Good luck!
    We did that in class and I struggled with the cutting portion. I think I would much rather size up a bit but I was learning and she made us all do exact measurements of every.single.thing. lOL ;-)

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  • easyquilts
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  • easyquilts
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    This is the way most of us learned to make HST's.... Sewing before cutting will help stabilize the bias edges...

    I always round the suze if my squares up...sometimes as much as an inch....then trim the finished HST's to suze.... I know there are people who do the 7/8th of an inch measurement....and don't have to trim...but that never worked for me...

    I thunk trying to cut an accurate 7/8th of an inch us took fiddle for me and my poor vision...

    Good luck!

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  • KathrynOrleansCanada
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  • KathrynOrleansCanada
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    A little spray of Best Press ironed on the block before cutting in two, or before drawing hour line, works really well to stop that bias pull.

    There's also a nifty 1/2" ruler out there that you place corner to corner on your block and draw a sewing line on each side. You get perfect 1/4" seam lines to sew on.

    Kathryn

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  • Maureen Anne
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  • Maureen Anne
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    Sherri,
    I used the half square triangles on a roll. LOVED THEM!!! Would buy more if needed for another project. I love accuracy and these babies sure do produce!

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  • shermur
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  • shermur
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    Originally posted by klgls View Post
    All good answers. Sherri - I love that quilt!
    Kathy! I have been in love with it every since I got the magazine...in Spring 2015! Maybe it can be a project for this coming winter? I have the fabric purchased...I jut need the time to sub-cut and at least piece the HSTs.

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  • rebeccas-sewing
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    I like Fons and Porter's 1/2 and 1/4 ruler as well, Claire. Cutting strips and then cutting pairs of triangles is more efficient. Using the Wondercut ruler when making lots of the same HST's is a quick way to make them as well. Make sure to cut strips on the bias using this ruler. That way the HST's will come out straight-of-grain on the edges. I haven't tried the papers yet. Of course, some of it depends on what fabric I'm using. Certainly if I'm trying to make them from squares I'd draw the line and sew.

    It's probably better to finger press them open and wait until the block is completely constructed before pressing if you are not squaring them up first. No matter how I make them I oversize them and square them up so I have less piecing issues. It doesn't take much time and it gives me more confidence that my pieces will fit well when I sew them together.
    rebeccas-sewing
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    Last edited by rebeccas-sewing; July 31, 2016, 11:31 AM.

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  • Claire Hallman
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  • Claire Hallman
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    And then there is the Fons and Porter half and quarter square ruler/template way to do them. I like that way pretty well. I think it saves a teeny tiny bit of fabric, too. I seem to do better when I have my fabric against the seam guide and the bias is not bad particularly on smaller HST.
    I have some of that paper somewhere but have never tried it. It should work great if you are making lots of HST out of the same fabric rather than scrappy.

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  • CraftyJnet
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  • CraftyJnet
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    Thank you all so much! I appreciate the help

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  • klgls
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  • klgls
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    All good answers. Sherri - I love that quilt!

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  • shermur
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  • shermur
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    I have purchase these and I can't wait to try them jut to see how accurate my HST will look. I have a specific HST pattern I dying to try and ordered the Triangles on a Roll to speed up the process....

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  • AlohaSandy
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    I've learned in the form there is never ever a dumb question these ladies are amazing and never make you feel like you have a dumb question.

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  • jjkaiser
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  • jjkaiser
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    That's just considered "the way" to do it. I don't use starch so I do the drawn line and cut them into triangles after. I think they come out more uniform like this. You still need square them up after cutting to make sure they are all equal sized.

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  • Altairss
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  • Altairss
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    I cut them in half myself but you must handle them very carefully and I usually make them just a bit bigger so I can cut them down. I also starch the heck out of the fabric before I cut it. It works better for me as I only really see out of one eye and lack some depth perception because of that and I can use my guide. Its not for everyone though as it is really easy to distort them.

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