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Thread: From Don-isewman1--- Need help again

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    I have a question for anyone(everyone)..I have a quilt (really 2). One for my brother, and 1 for me...The one I need help on is getting the right size triangles, from sewing 2 squares, on a rectangle..1 on the right side, and the other to the left..The quilt is asking that you cut out a 2 1/2 sq., and lay it on the 2 1/2 square rectangle, and then sew down the middle of the square, and do the same for the other side.. Dimension's are (2)-- 2 1/2 square, and 1 -- 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 rectangle. Can any one give me the correct size triangle for the 2 1/2" squares, and the correct size triangle for the rectangle, after the squares, are sewed to each side.. I have played around with what I've mentioned, but don't really come out exactly the same.. I don't mind sewing triangles, to another tiangle. Work's out better for me..

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    You aren't going to cut the triangle until after you sew the square onto the rectangle. Sew from corner to corner then cut 1/4" away from your sewing. Then press and do the same on the other corner. I'm assuming you are making a flying geese? Remember to press before you sew on the other corner.

    If this doesn't answer your question I'll do pictures. Or maybe someone else can explain it better.

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    a trick I learned from a previous quilt guild member when doing flying geese blocks this way....when you sew from corner to corner on the square, stitch another line a half inch out, or at least a reasonable amount to have a good seam allowance between the 2 lines of stitching, from your first line of stitching. Cut down the middle, and you'll have not only your flying geese block but also 2 half square triangles for another project instead of just tossing those ears into the trash can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babeegirl
    a trick I learned from a previous quilt guild member when doing flying geese blocks this way....when you sew from corner to corner on the square, stitch another line a half inch out, or at least a reasonable amount to have a good seam allowance between the 2 lines of stitching, from your first line of stitching. Cut down the middle, and you'll have not only your flying geese block but also 2 half square triangles for another project instead of just tossing those ears into the trash can.
    Good tip Babeegirl!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Quote Originally Posted by babeegirl
    a trick I learned from a previous quilt guild member when doing flying geese blocks this way....when you sew from corner to corner on the square, stitch another line a half inch out, or at least a reasonable amount to have a good seam allowance between the 2 lines of stitching, from your first line of stitching. Cut down the middle, and you'll have not only your flying geese block but also 2 half square triangles for another project instead of just tossing those ears into the trash can.
    Good tip Babeegirl!!
    That is a great tip. I learned it from quiltville.com Problem is, now I have about 1200 1 to 1 1/2 inch HSTs!

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    Ooooh I wish I had them, I am presently making up 16 patch blocks that finish to 3" each square is 3/4"....tiny :shock: I am looking for a pattern to use them in, but I suppose it will just evolve - HST was my next idea lol!!

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