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Thread: My latest discovery - making HST's with jelly rolls (2.5" strips)

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    Super Member EasyPeezy's Avatar
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    Did you know you can make HST's (half square triangles) with those jelly rolls without losing your math?
    I found 2 tutorials that explain how to. Here's one:

    http://sisterschoice.typepad.com/sis...-to-do-it.html

    And you can also use the Omnigrid 96 if you don't have the Easy Angle.

    Here's a video using the Omnigrid.
    http://quiltroom.typepad.com/the_qui...block-two.html

    Now I can make lots of HST's with my left-over jelly rolls. Imagine all the
    possibilities. :D

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    When mass producing HST, I prefer to use the Wonder Cut Ruler 'method'. Have you seen it?

    I sew the strips together FIRST, cut the HST out of that, then press open. I sometimes have problems with the beginning and ending of the seams going away from the 1/4" seam allowance and this method helps me.

    Check it out...

    http://www.wondercutruler.com/

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    Great tips. Thanks for sharing.

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    The Wondercut looks similar but I don't think you could use it with 2.5 strips
    although I could be wrong.
    The Easy Angle and the Omnigrid 96 includes the 1/4" seam allowance.
    You are not cutting a perfect triangle but more of a quadrilateral but
    still end up with a 2" HST.
    In order to make a 2" HST you usually have to cut 2 7/8" or 3".
    With this method you can still use the 2.5" strips and have 2" (finished) HST.
    That's the point I was trying to make. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    When mass producing HST, I prefer to use the Wonder Cut Ruler 'method'. Have you seen it?

    I sew the strips together FIRST, cut the HST out of that, then press open. I sometimes have problems with the beginning and ending of the seams going away from the 1/4" seam allowance and this method helps me.

    Check it out...

    http://www.wondercutruler.com/
    I've checked it out but don't like working on the bias any more than necessary. It doesn't work for me although I know it works well for others.

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    wow, thanks for the links

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