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Thread: Favorite way to make HST?

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    Could you tell me your favorite method of making a HST? I have seen a new (to Me) method where you sew strips of fabric into a tube///???? anyone do this?? then there's the cut two squares and sew and cut diagonally. I would never even consider cutting a triangles and trying to sew those bias seams together..Just looking for ideas before I copy Ranger's avatar quilt.

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    There is another method where you sew the 2 squares of fabric together around all 4 edges and then cut the sewn blocks into 1/2 squares. I know I just watched the video but can't remember where now :roll: :oops: Maybe the Missouri Quilt Co?

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    I prefer the method where you use the half-square triangle paper. I think it is called Triangles on a Roll. Anyway, I always have good luck with it. In fact, I am getting ready to start a queen-size quilt that is made up entirely of half-square triangles. I wouldn't try it any other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    There is another method where you sew the 2 squares of fabric together around all 4 edges and then cut the sewn blocks into 1/2 squares. I know I just watched the video but can't remember where now :roll: :oops: Maybe the Missouri Quilt Co?
    E. Burns had a show on doing them this way.

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    I like the sew 1/4 inch on each side of the diaganal line you draw from corner to corner. I'm not good with the math needed, but it works for me!

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    i usually just draw the line down the center..all of them,that i will be needing..while watching tv.
    then i chain stitch them all one way, then cut them, and chain stitch the other side.
    works for me.

    i have used Thangles, and i love them too..very precise.

    i post a link in the links sections for a different way to make them..have not tried it yet..no time right now..but it looks cool!

    the thread shoudl be on the "recent topics" page

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    Quote Originally Posted by cminor
    I like the sew 1/4 inch on each side of the diaganal line you draw from corner to corner. I'm not good with the math needed, but it works for me!
    Me too. And from a Pam Bono book I learned to make a grid for a lot of HST's using the same two colors. You draw the 1/4 inch lines beside the diagonal lines and then when you sew you can use just two seams to end up with as many as 28 or more! If I can every find the book I can tell you how!

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    here is her website:
    http://www.pambonodesigns.com/SuperS...ProductID=1424

    you can also google "making HST's u-tube" and i will bet you come up with lots of different ways to make them!

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    her free instructions for making different HST,and other squares..

    http://www.pambonodesigns.com/EDocs/...FREEHOWTOS.pdf

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    Here is Rhonda's tutorial:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-37915-1.htm

    I still have to try it. Looks easy.

    For now, I still sew mine finished size + 1" sew 1/4" from the center line in two direction, trim in half and square off.

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