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Thread: What the heck is a half-cross triangle?

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    What the heck is a half-cross triangle?

    I've heard a few radio commercials for the NW Quilt Expo that's going on this weekend in Portland. At the beginning of the ad a woman speaks, asking if you're into this thing or that thing. One of the things she mentions is "half cross triangles". Am I missing something? I've never heard of a half-cross triangle - only half-square triangles. Maybe it was a typo by the person who wrote the ad...?

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    You got me curious!
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    I got curious, too . . . so did a Google search. Nothing on half cross BUT found some stuff on "hatch" cross (cross hatch quilting)! Maybe that's what she meant.
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    LOL, this is what happens when you have someone who doesn't know squat about quilting write the ad spot and another who doesn't know squat about quilting read the spot.

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    Perhaps it is the way other countries call half-square. As wadding is the same as batting. If you google it, you get pictures of half-square triangles.

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    Could it have meant what we also call a quarter-square triangle? It's of triangles and sort of looks like a 'cross'.

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    Ok I heard a bit more of the commercial today, she also said "hatch crossing" which I assume was supposed to be cross-hatching. Now I'm wondering if they're doing it on purpose to stir up discussion.

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    i was also thinking of quarter sqare triangle where you cut from corner to corner twice. but, on the other hand, some advertising copy writer had no clue about quilting terms.

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