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Thread: Making a quilt w/ triangles??????

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    Super Member bebe's Avatar
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    Saw this at a quilt shop and thought it was a neat idea :D
    http://softexpressions.com/software/...angulation.php

    Saves you time and $ in the long run. Whenever you need to make a triangle you can do it at home. You will never run out of triangle sizes and can print them at home in your jammies. Great idea!!!!! :lol: :lol:

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    Eleanor Burns method is easy and dosnt cost anything.
    You just use large squares and sew an x thru them. For 2 1/2 in you use two 6 in squares right sides facing, and you get 8 half sqs. Watch her videos on Quilters TV.
    You cut in at 3 in on each side then thru the x that you have sewn on both sides of the x. For 3 1/2 use 8in sqs, for 4 1/2 use 10 in sqs. Then square them up and you have perfect half square triangles.

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    I am too lazy to mark I want it done for me and quickly. I know how to do the other method but I like this one better easier for me. Just print put 2 pieces of fabric together and lets sew and go.

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    Waste of paper plus you have to pull off all that paper.
    You only have to mark one x for 8 triangles with El. Burns way.
    I used to use the paper pattern method, makes lots of triangles that some are not the right size and stretch out crooked. I even bought the interfacing kind that you leave on the back. I wasnt happy with the results of either.

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    That looks pretty neat. I'll have to look into the E. Burns way. No matter what I do, I just can't seem to get them perfect.

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    Rose Marie, I have to agree with you on this one. I just did 106 1 inch finished size HST's using the paper, and I didn't like it either. Wish I could find a size chart for the EB way to make different sizes - that would be cool :D

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    You go up 2 inches for each size. 1 1/2 would be 4 inch squares. That is unfinished size. You do have to square them up but it is worth it to have them perfect. If you use her triangle sq up ruler you only have to cut on two sides by laying the line on the stitches.

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    I will try to post instructions. Still working to learn my scanner.
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    I have done both ways and they work equally well...i have to slow down if its triangles and thats all there is to it. Everone likes one way better than the other.....thats why there is more than one method...thankfully

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    One thing I learned from the paper way is to put your thumb nail on the stitchs in the middle of the triangle and jerk the paper off. It works well. But will not use paper again.

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