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Thread: Pressing half and quarter inch triangles?

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    Super Member nannyrick.com's Avatar
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    Pressing half and quarter inch triangles?

    Do any of you press triangles instead of drawing a line and then sewing.
    I have seen this done and wondered what the pros and cons with this method.
    Thanks.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Super Member AliKat's Avatar
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    NO I don't. It might be difficult to see the pressing line for me and I don't want to stop once I get started.

    I don't think it saves any time as I would take time to press vs time to mark. For me marking is way quicker.

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    Do you mean press the center line ... as if you had drawn it? Might try that. Because I'd be pressing on the bias I'm wondering if I can get it to press straight.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    I press the center line when I'm doing flying geese and need that mark on the little squares but when doing half square triangles I use Thangles or Laundry Basket HST papers. The papers are so much easier and my triangles come out exact.
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    I have for the first time used "Clearly Perfect Angles" from New Leaf Stitches and it works for me - no paper, no pencils or pins. There is an instructional video at www.newleafstitches.com.
    I think it was on utube I saw the Wonder Cut Ruler, and it is the easiest way of doing HST I have seen.

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    Wondercut ruler is awesome! I can't find mine though, can't for the life of me figure out where I put it!
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    I attached the clearly perfect angles semi-permanently to my machine I like it so much. I find I stitch everything straighter by having those longer marks to line up with
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    I'm not sure that I'm answering your question, but if you're talking about half-square triangles, I use Tiger Tape, and it works really well.

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    Silver Needle:

    could your pm me with more info on the attachment you are talking about?
    thanks
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