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    Hi there, making a quilt for the first time with lots of 1/2 square triangles. Starting with a 5 inch square and trimming to 4-1/2inches.

    Can I get some opinions on brands that you like and why, or don't and why.

    Not sure if I will order on line or make a trip to the city, we live in a very small town.

    Thanks in advance

    Debbie

    #2
    Re: Half Square triangle

    Not sure if you are asking for HST ruler recommendations, HST trimming template recommendations, or possibly 5" charm square brand recommendations?

    Let us know so we can give you our best input.
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      #3
      Re: Half Square triangle

      Well,I guess I was as clear as mud!!!!

      Looking for recommendations for a ruler type to trim up my triangles. I have sewn a couple up and I am looking for the best ruler/way to trim them to,size.

      Hope this explains.

      Thanks for pointing out my error, so I could fix the wording.
      Last edited by debbie1952; April 10th, 2019, 09:07 PM.

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        #4
        Re: Half Square triangle

        I like the bloc loc ruler for trimming up HST. The ridge built into the ruler rides up against the seam. It is great if your eyesight is degrading. It gives consistent accurate results. The Bloc loc rulers are pretty expensive. Here is a thread showing how you can inexpensively make your own bloc loc ruler.

        https://forum.missouriquiltco.com/sh...highlight=bloc
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          #5
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          Thanks, I have to go out of town, so may see if I can find one. I am using 5 inch squares, what size ruler would you suggest.

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            #6
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            I love my Creative Grids 6.5" square ruler and use it so much that I never put it away. CG rulers are kind of expensive but they don't slip and 2 sides are marked in 1 inch increments and the other 2 sides are in half inch, so really useful, easy to read, easy to use, and very high quality. The rulers unfortunately are almost never on sale. They have videos on their website showing all their rulers and how to use them. Welcome to the Forum, and I hope you find what you are looking for.

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              #7
              Re: Half Square triangle

              Thanks I will check these out.

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                #8
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                I love my triangle square up ruler by Quilt in a Day.
                Making half squares a breeze, on sale now too.

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                  #9
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                  I love Clearly Perfect Trimmer Ruler https://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop...otted-trimmers. Really work for me.

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                    #10
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                    I'm with Jocelyn. I have the Creative Grids rulers for squaring blocks. I did purchase the 4 1/2" Bloc Loc as it was a good deal, and that is a pretty regular size I use. I also have a few others to square up but not useful for anything else.

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                      #11
                      Re: Half Square triangle

                      Originally posted by debbie1952 View Post
                      Thanks, I have to go out of town, so may see if I can find one. I am using 5 inch squares, what size ruler would you suggest.
                      If you are going to make your own bloc loc buy the size of ruler you will be trimming the HST to, in this case 4.5" square. That way you can trim all four sides without having to reposition the ruler. One of those rotating cutting mats would be really useful or buy a small rotary cutting mat (like a 6"x 8") that you can rotate manually on the table (instead of rotating your block to trim the other two sides rotate the mat) If you are going to purchase a bloc loc I would buy the 6.5" square so you can make multiple sizes of HST.
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                        #12
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                        Thanks for the information

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                          #13
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                          Thanks to everyone for their help. I will get something this weekend, and start on this quilt.

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                            #14
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                            I also use my Creative Grids 6.5" square ruler for squaring up anything that size or smaller. If it's larger than that, I use my 12.5" square Creative Grids ruler. I do not have any of those bloc-loc rulers. If you're using 5" pre-cut squares of fabric, make sure your squares are a full 5" & stitch a scant 1/4" so you don't come up short. You also can use the layer cake pre-cuts, or cut your own 10" squares & do the crazy eights like Jenny demo's.

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                              #15
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                              i have bought 2, 3 4, and 5" square templates and use them all the time. Easy to make that size of square from any fabric or use to trim one of those size blocks.

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