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Thread: quarter vs. half triangles

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    Senior Member arimuse's Avatar
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    Olga, OT, but I LOVE YOUR BOOTS! in your avitar pic. I've come to realize a cowboy boot heel and cut is the only thing I can wear and walk w/o back problems. A long time ago a guy with whom I worked told me (we were talking about his bad back) he could only wear cowboy boots and to try them. Well, I wore 4 inch heels to work at the time and thought it would be a cold day! b4 I was ever caught wearing boots! Later in life I had a chiropracter (sp) tell me my spine was too straight and that was why my back hurt so much and why some high heels didnt bother my back (only my feet! lol), and that a cowboy boot would put a more natural curve in my back. Boy, was he right. I bought a pair on sale and as soon as I took a step my back simply stopped hurting. Somehow its the slant on a true cowboy boot that seems to be what does the magic for me, cus I tried on all kinds of boots but only a slant heel cowboy works for my back. So, here I am getting older and older and greyer and greyer wandering the streets in cowboy boots. I talk to myself too, Im really a site, but Im an upright site, lol! sharet

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    Sharet, I was wondering if someone would make a comment on my beautiful new boots! My daughter is a "boot wrangler" at Allen's Boots in Austin TX. If you have never been to Allen's then you haven't lived! This is my third pair of Luchesse boots. I'm 61 and I find that boots help me with my weak ankles. Also, there's just something about strutting anywhere in a beautiful pair of boots! My daughter has more than a dozen boots herself. What kind of boots do you wear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlgaT
    Unless I'm not understanding, no matter how you cut them out, any triangle is going to have a bias edge. If I were going to immediately sew them together to make a square then true, there would be little chance to stretch them. Unfortunately, my triangles are being used to fill in around the four edges of a four-patch that are being placed on point (like a diamond).
    Would starching the fabric before cutting them into triangles limit the amount they might stretch?
    you're correct - they'll all have at least one bias edge..the quarter square triangles will have two bias edges. and I like your boots as well - haven't had any for years but may go out and try them again.

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