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    Block Queen

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    Default Half Square triangle

    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

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    Missouri Star

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    Default 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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    Default 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 11th, 2019 at 12:07 AM.

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    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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    Default Re: Half Square triangle

    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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    Default Re: Half Square triangle

    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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    Thanks I will check these out.

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    Default Re: Half Square triangle

    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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    Default Re: Half Square triangle

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

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    Default Re: Half Square triangle

    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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