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    Block Queen

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    Lightbulb HST Hack!

    I found this awesome way to do HST without all the markings!! I know Jenny can do it by site, but I'm fairly new and still need some guidance. Here's a way to help!
    Quick and Easy Half Square Triangle (HST) Hack | The {studio} blog by April Rosenthal
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    Binding Belle

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    Default Re: HST Hack!

    Great idea...I would certainly be more accurate.
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    Default Re: HST Hack!

    Actually, Jenny doesn't do it by sight, she folds and presses a crease down the center and then sews on both sides of it, just like your link shows doing with a piece of tape. I like using the pressed fold method.

    Jenny's other method is to sew around the 4 outsides of two squares that are face to face and then slicing from corner to corner, giving you 4 Hst's at once.

    I personally don't care for using tape on my machine. It's a preference.

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    I like this idea... Painter's tape is easy to remove and doesn't leave any resudue (sp). I'll have to give this a try next time I need a bunch of HST. Thanks Molly. I never get too old to learn!!

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    Wow, so simple, and so smart! Thank you SO much for posting!

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    What a great idea. I'd already added a roll of blue painters tape to my quilting supplies for marking quilting lines. Who knew there were some many uses for it in this craft.
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    Molly great info, and thanks for sharing, it's always great to see/learn different perspectives. LOL, but Jenny's got me spoiled, will share this with my quilting group this month.
    What do you mean I'm easily distracted..........HEY LOOK......FABRIC!!!!

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