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Thread: How to make four HST in one go?

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    I'm positive I've seen the method explained here recently, with photos, math and all! But can't seem to find it again.

    I believe basically what you do is, you place two squares on top of each other, sew around the four edges, and cut diagonally into four... or something. Anyone remember what I mean and where to find it?

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    You take the 2 blocks that you are wanting to use. You will make them a bit larger you'll want to do like 4 7/8 instead of 4 1/2. Draw a line down the very middle then sew a scant 1/4 of the line....then you will get your 4 1/2 " blocks. Hope this helps and is understandable. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmonsweet
    I'm positive I've seen the method explained here recently, with photos, math and all! But can't seem to find it again.

    I believe basically what you do is, you place two squares on top of each other, sew around the four edges, and cut diagonally into four... or something. Anyone remember what I mean and where to find it?
    I do believe I saw that tute not long ago. Can't remember where, sorry. Nor do I remember what size square= what size HST. So frustrating when my brain fails me :oops: If I remember right, the HST were then on bies? Be sure to starch well!

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    I've seen the method you mentioned but I don't like the bias edges it makes. The method I use makes 8 hst at once.
    Cut two squares, Mark on the back of he light one diagonaly both directions, stack them together with the dark square and sew along both sides of each line. Cut this square in half both directions, then cut the new smaller square on the marked lines. To determine size to cut take the desired size of finished hst times two plus one and three forths. I would send pictures, but don't know how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmonsweet
    I'm positive I've seen the method explained here recently, with photos, math and all! But can't seem to find it again.

    I believe basically what you do is, you place two squares on top of each other, sew around the four edges, and cut diagonally into four... or something. Anyone remember what I mean and where to find it?
    I think this is the way Rhonda does it, search her name and click on her posts or check her blog.

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    I'm sorry I didn't see where it said 4!! DUH on my part. Sorry!! :oops:

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    The Missouri Quilt company has the video about how to make 4 hst's by sewing around a square. Try this link

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekYpJ...eature=channel

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    OMA66 quick way to create half square triangles -type this in to search and it will come up. I used this to make my sisters quilt

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    That is a great tute!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj
    The Missouri Quilt company has the video about how to make 4 hst's by sewing around a square. Try this link

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekYpJ...eature=channel
    Starch your fabrics first, makes handling those bias edges easier :D:D:D

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