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Thread: HST method

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    I find the grid method the quickest and easiest way to sew LOTS of HST. The math is easy to remember as I make my grid squares 1" larger (as opposed to the 7/8 usually recommended) then the size of my unfinished HST then trim them down. So for 4.5" HST you make your grid 5.5" squares. You can get a bunch of HST made quickly with no bias edges and you don't need any special rulers. I have made loads of quilts with HST using this method.
    http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.co...triangles.html

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    I have this tool and it makes 8 hsts at a time. http://www.ct-publishing.com/pdfs/20182.pdf No bias edges.
    Got fabric?

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    I'll piggy back on this discussion - I recently saw a video or photos on how to make many HST's but maneuvering material in weird ways (like the bias binding method of cutting on diagonal, restitching, etc.) If any one has seen that I'd love to have the link to it. It was, again, a way to make many HSTs from the same two pieces of fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver View Post
    I am sure this has already been addressed many times but I can not seem to find it ----------I want to make hst using the method where you sew all four sides of square the cut on diagonals. I need them 4.5 in unfinished. Can anyone give the correct size of square to use. I need to make lots and this seems the fastest. I can't use my triangulations right now as no printer ink and no $$ to get any. Thank you for any help. Happy quilting.
    I am not affiliated but I have to put a shout out to Triangulations. It has every size of hst known to man. You just pick a size, print on doodle pads and you will get sheets of hst to paper piece very quickly and right on the money. You end up doing 12 - 24 at a time. This is really not paper piecing, but the paper makes it easy to sew on the lines. I just made 5,000 hst and I used various ways, Triangulations won out in accuracy and speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktbb View Post
    I'll piggy back on this discussion - I recently saw a video or photos on how to make many HST's but maneuvering material in weird ways (like the bias binding method of cutting on diagonal, restitching, etc.) If any one has seen that I'd love to have the link to it. It was, again, a way to make many HSTs from the same two pieces of fabric.
    I think you might be thinking of the grid method? Here's one link:
    http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.co...triangles.html
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    thanks, paper princess - I currently use triangulations and love it, but this method was one without paper to guide you in the stitching and cutting - and I wanted to try it to see how I liked it. Somebody else has to have seen it, co I'll keep looking.
    Kate

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    It may have been my post showing a link to a blog. But soon after, the blog deleted the tutorial. It was called "2 Squares, 3 Seams = 32 HSTs. If you P.M. me, I can email a copy I saved in Word. I already sent a copy to the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktbb View Post
    I'll piggy back on this discussion - I recently saw a video or photos on how to make many HST's but maneuvering material in weird ways (like the bias binding method of cutting on diagonal, restitching, etc.) If any one has seen that I'd love to have the link to it. It was, again, a way to make many HSTs from the same two pieces of fabric.

    Sharon Schamber uses this method. I believe she has a Youtube tut on how to make them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judi in Ohio View Post
    I am not affiliated but I have to put a shout out to Triangulations. It has every size of hst known to man. You just pick a size, print on doodle pads and you will get sheets of hst to paper piece very quickly and right on the money. You end up doing 12 - 24 at a time. This is really not paper piecing, but the paper makes it easy to sew on the lines. I just made 5,000 hst and I used various ways, Triangulations won out in accuracy and speed.
    Judi
    I have triangulations which I love. My problem is no ink to print and no money in budget to buy a new cartridge for awhile, so trying to use different method for now.
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    Love the EB method! The ruler is a great tool too, but it can be done without if you do not own one. I also like the method where you add the squares and get four. I'd rather take time to do less in x amount of time than deal with all the bias edges.

    Best wishes on getting the quilt done quickly. They will love it!!

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