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Thread: squares to triangles

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    Is there a reason behind taking a square marking the diagonal and sewing on either side then cutting between the lines to make a square block from two triangles. Rather than just cutting trangles to sew togeter.

    Other than just different ways to reach the same point is there a reason one way is "better". Thanks

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    You are avoiding stitching bias pieces, many find this method to be more accurate for them :D:D:D

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    Don't know the reason behind it, but I do know that my machine will eat triangle corners. I like sewing on each side of the pencil line much better than sewing triangles together.

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    Reason? The bias can't stretch out of shape the way it can when you cut it first.

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    Those bias triangles can be a bear and become mishapen easily. I have done both and prefer squares sewn (smile).

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    the reason behind it is...if you cut your fabric square in half diagonally you just created a bias edge...very stretchy! when you (try) to sew 2 bias edges together they tend to stretch out of shape and you struggle. sewing on the line, make 2 blocks at once and no bias to deal with, everything stays nice and square.

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    Thanks I'm getting the hang of keeping a good seam allowance off the pencil line rather than the cut edge. Thanks I fiqured their was a good reason so thanks for shareing.

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    Thanks for the info. I wondered that too.

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    Plus, I don't want to cut all of those triangles.

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    I saw one tute on how to make a massive lot of quarter square triangles.

    Starch like mad and iron when almost dry. Cut squares a little bit large.

    You put two different colors of squares together, outside in. Then sew ALL AROUND THE FOUR SIDES.

    Then cut from top corner to opposite bottom corner. Open and press, not iron them. 4 triangles easy and ready to sew.

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