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    Applique Angel

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    Default HST ---again

    HST are giving me "fits". Google is your friend but, then you "wonder" about this friend.
    One site gives the size of the beginning square as 3 7/8. What!~ a 7/8 measurement !!~ Yikes.
    If you just "round it up" to the full inch, will it really mess up your HST?
    I need a finished 3 in square before the 1/4 seams.

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    Default Re: HST ---again

    I always round up so I can square up and get perfect HST's. A square-up ruler makes quick work of the trimming.
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    When I use this method I always round up then square up too.
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    Default Re: HST ---again

    I agree, round up then square up to the appropriate size. It's a little more time consuming but more accurate and you are less likely to make a mistake in measuring.

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    I think people that write those charts just like to show off their math skills. lol I don't worry so uch if you do it the regular way(drawing the line).It's the other ways, sewing all around the square or the Magic 8 HST laugh yourself into Stitches*: The Magic 8 that scare me.



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    Yeah I agree. Jenny's way seems more fun but I think it's a fake shortcut and your hst turn out better if you draw the line and then square up. Our am I just old school lol?

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    Default Re: HST ---again

    There are many ways of making HST. My preferred method is to use the Easy Angle ruler. Here's a page with a pretty good video explaination https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ_AoJsGJbM You just need to know what size your triangle needs to be (unfinished).

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    I learned the hard way not to use that dilly 7/8 measurement.... It will more than likely give you a too Snelling HST's...unless, of course, you are right on the money with your seam...

    I was taught to make HST's larger than called for, and trim foen.... Do...if I need a 4.5in. Unfinished Zhst, I cut it to be at least five inches, then I have wiggle room... No stress.... Just the way I like my quilting....


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    Yep...I like to make my 1/2 ST a little oversized and square them up. It makes a lot of difference in how your blocks go together if they are all accurate. It is worth the extra time it takes. I like the method where you start with 2 squares and end up with 8 - 1/2 ST.

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