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Thread: triangles already cut

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    Junior Member quiltykim's Avatar
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    Hi all, I am just sick. I am making a quilt with half square triangles and after I cut all the squares into triangles then I ready about the easy way to do half square triangles. So I have 64 squares to make and I'm afraid I will ruin everthing trying to sew these together (the bias thing and trying to keep the 1/4 all the way to the end off the point. Is all hope lost or can I get through this with the triangles I have? Thanks much! Kim

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    Of course you can do it with the triangles you have, and you will become a better quilter with all that practice.

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    You can do it....try a few and see how it works. I never to easy half square triangles. Just go easy with the bias edge...don't stretch and do push it through. Sometimes I use my walking foot for these, but then I don't have the 1/4 guide.

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    Oh, I am so relieved...I can't tell you how happy I am to get your message...! Will report back tomorrow on my progress. You are a lifesaver!

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    Thank you so much - I am feeling much better know that I'll be able to use the ones I cut. I'll let you know how it goes!! Kim

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    I'm sure you can do it. Don't be afraid just jump in and start. I'm sure you will do great.

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    Be careful not to distort the bias side and just sew the triangles together. Once you go through that exercise you will REALLY appreciate the other method.

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    Kim -

    My advice on HST - starch them into submission! And press, don't iron. I've been working on Friendship Stars and someone (I think from this board) recommended starching heavily. That makes a huge difference and the squares come out much better. Be sure to post a picture of your finished product.

    Darren

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    Great idea...otherwise I'm not sure how I would not stretch the bias. Thanks! I will post the quilt when I get done. I am so grateful for this forum!

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    I will do the "easy" way next time...seems very efficient and much more fun!

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