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Thread: HST method

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    HST method

    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.
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    Try 11" and trim to size.

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    this would be seams from corner to corner on the diagonals. Then cut on the center across and up and down resulting in 8 hst's

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    It's a fast method, but you wind up with all bias edges, so handle them gently!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanieW View Post
    Thank you. I knew one of you wonderful quilters would be able to help. Starting a wedding quilt for my last DS to get married, they want a scrappy similar to jewel box and want to get going on all the HST's.
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    Thanks for the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanieW View Post

    Thanks for the chart. I Pin those kinds of tips to my Pinterest Quilting Tips board.

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    Wait a minute that method leaves you with bias edges.
    The best way to make 8 at a time is Eleanor Burns way. For 4 1/2 in HSTs use two squares 10 in. Draw and x and sew 1 /4 in on both sides. Cut block in half both ways then on lines. No bias edges but you will need to square up.
    Her triangle square up ruler is a must have and you only make one cut to square up. Fast and accurate.
    For 2 1/2 in use 6 in squares, 3 1/2 use 8 in.
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