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Thread: Making half triangle squares

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    I tried to make half triangle squares with a technique of adding 6/8 inch to the finished desired square. My finished square was still too big. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong?.

    Thank you,
    Sally



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    you might be sewing too close to the diagonal line.

    finished size + 7/8ths inch square
    draw diagonal line on back of lightest of the two fabrics
    place the two fabrics right sides together, lined up very carefully

    sew 1/4" or "scant 1/4" away from each side of the diagonal line.

    a scant quarter inch is really about 3/16ths of an inch. line your needle up to sew a true quarter inch, then adjust the needle position one or two clicks to the right. by using a scant instead of a true, the patch is more likely to come out the right size once the triangles are folded open.

    dizzy enough yet? :lol:

    as a consolation prize, consider this: too big is waaaaaaaaay better than too small because you can trim it back to the proper size. :P

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