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Thread: quick way to create half square triangles

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    One could cut the squares "on the diagonal" or "on point" and then sew them - then when cut, they would have "straight" edges

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooMuchFabric
    I use starch while the fabric is still uncut, that is to say, before there are any cut bias edges.
    When I try to starch or steam AFTER the bias edges are cut, they always become unsquared and out of true.
    I will try sizing before I cut and see if I find any difference from what I am already doing. If there an advantage to doing it your way I most certainly will change. Thanks to you and to "toomuchfabric" who said the same thing. I have never had a problem, but learning from others is one of the great things about this board. Thanks again. I appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    One could cut the squares "on the diagonal" or "on point" and then sew them - then when cut, they would have "straight" edges
    Have you done this? I never thought of doing it that way.

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    It works - the outside edges are a bit "stretchy" when sewing them - but not nearly as "stretchy" as when sewing triangles.

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    This is so cool! Thanks for sharing!

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    thank you for this tip oma66

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    Thanks for the great idea! I have been quilting for about 7 years now and have never seen this way to make HST's.

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    I used this method to make 100 hst for a quilt I just finished. Took me about a hour. Yipee I just told someone else about this yesterday. Thanks for posting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qbee
    OK...why have I never seen this before?? That is TOO COOL!
    I just saw this tute on the Missouri Quilting Site, I think it was. I am just a little apprehensive about all the bias on the outside. Quick work in the beginning may make for more work in the end. Time taken to starch, etc. and keeping all those seams from stretching. Still have to try it.

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    From newbie inOK
    thank you so much for the tip on the triangles. I have not had any classes, and no family or friends to help me learn how to quilt. I get all of my help and ideas here. :thumbup:

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