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Thread: Directions question on HST

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    Super Member Rose Marie's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    Clay Springs AZ
    Wish I had a scanner. Thats my next purchase if I can quit buying fabric for awhile.

  2. #12
    Junior Member QuiltingWithMissy's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
    Lynchburg, Va.
    Quote Originally Posted by Country Quilter
    If the required size of finished HST is 4.5" I would cut my original squares at 5".... When I trim mine down, if I've done a good job I only have to trim off two sides but USUALLY I don't do so good so end up cutting off all 4 sides! LOL
    Let's put it this way. Some one famous came along and said do it to 4 and 7/8 every one has did this and wasted their fabric. And then we all figured out to make it 1 inch bigger and cut it down to what the pattern says's. It is that simple.

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    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
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    Jul 2009
    A million dollar view!
    I know this is an old post, but needed help with my HST's. Went to this site,
    and is permanently shut down.
    Back to SEARCH.

  4. #14
    Super Member sewcrafty's Avatar
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    Feb 2010
    New Hampshire
    The normal rule is:

    HST: add 7/8 to finished size block.

    QST: add 1 1/4" then make 2 diagonal lines

    Here's a site that makes making HST's easy peasy:


    Here's a site is you need a different size you can enlarge or reduce with your printer:


    Hope this helps out.

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