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Thread: Easiest and Preferred method for HST's??

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseOfsharon
    This is interesting! I have not heard of either!

    I just looked it up and found it for $22.36 at Connecting Threads... seems like a must have!

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/Too...M__D90174.HTML
    I looked it up too and ordered it. Print and Sew doesn't do Flying Geese. All your fault Candace--making me spend money! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Of all the things I have tried so far, my favorite is HSTs cut with the Accuquilt Go!

    My second favorite method is Thangles. It may possibly be even more accurate than the Go!, but I don't care much for removing the paper (although makes a decent mindless task while watching tv).

    Edit: I can see where the Triangulations software would be very similar to using Thangles. Will have to put that software on my wishlist.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    Quote Originally Posted by roseOfsharon
    This is interesting! I have not heard of either!

    I just looked it up and found it for $22.36 at Connecting Threads... seems like a must have!

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/Too...M__D90174.HTML
    I looked it up too and ordered it. Print and Sew doesn't do Flying Geese. All your fault Candace--making me spend money! :lol: :lol: :lol:
    OOooopss, sorry for spending all your money:>

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj
    I use the Jenny Doan method of two different colour squares on top of each other, right sides together. Sew a 1/4" seam all around the outside 4 edges. Then cut them across corner to corner in a large X. Voila = 4 HST's
    This method has the straight of grain on the seam - the four edges are bias.

    Two squares with diagonal line & sewn seams 1/4" on either side has straight of grain on the edges.

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    I like Thangles. But, my favorite is my Wonder Cut Ruler...so much you can do with it. http://www.connectingthreads.com/Too...r__D81315.HTML

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    Quote Originally Posted by mea12
    I'm curious as to what you prefer for making HST's? I've seen eleanor's ruler and the one buy June Tailor. I lean a tad toward the June Tailor one but there are a lot of steps involved with that one. IS there a faster/easier way to make these?
    Okay, why a ruler, outside of cutting the squares a certain size and drawing a straight line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Quote Originally Posted by mea12
    I'm curious as to what you prefer for making HST's? I've seen eleanor's ruler and the one buy June Tailor. I lean a tad toward the June Tailor one but there are a lot of steps involved with that one. IS there a faster/easier way to make these?
    Okay, why a ruler, outside of cutting the squares a certain size and drawing a straight line?
    If I am making a quilt that is all hst, like the Lone Star I made I use my Wondercut ruler because it is so fast. I can make all of the hst's in a couple of hours. If I cut squares, draw the line, sew on both sides--it would take a lot longer than I can do it with my ruler.

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    I've always used the thangles, but now that the Wondercut ruler was mentioned, I'll have to check into that. Always good information on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj
    I use the Jenny Doan method of two different colour squares on top of each other, right sides together. Sew a 1/4" seam all around the outside 4 edges. Then cut them across corner to corner in a large X. Voila = 4 HST's
    I was completely shocked at this method when I first saw it but I love it!!!

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    For HST's 2-1/2 " finished and smaller, I print these papers:

    http://www.quiltingandwhatnot.ca/Hal...-Triangle.html

    For larger HST's, I use the 2 square, diagonal line method.

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