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Thread: Half-square triangles and no bias raw edges

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    Here is the link for the half-square triangle tutorial.

    http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=590241


    A 6" square will give you 2 1/2" HSTs, an 8" square will give you 3 1/2" HSTs, and a 10" square will give you 4 1/2" HSTs.

    Make sure you sew 1/4" from the diagonal lines only!

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    Thanks!

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    that's a great tut. thanks for sharing.

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    This was very helpful. Thanks for the info.

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    Thanks for the info.

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    Thanks!

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    Thanks for this Tutorial. I've book marked it for future use.

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    Thanks from me too! I'm going to try this right away.

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    thank you for the link

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmaker52
    Here is the link for the half-square triangle tutorial.

    http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=590241


    A 6" square will give you 2 1/2" HSTs, an 8" square will give you 3 1/2" HSTs, and a 10" square will give you 4 1/2" HSTs.

    Make sure you sew 1/4" from the diagonal lines only!

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    Thanx

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    Thank you!

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    That's a goody. Thanks!

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    Thanks for this. It's one of the neatest shortcuts I've ever seen. Please post a picture of your quilt when you finish it, it's going to be beautiful!

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    This is great. I had a quilt in mind but did not want to start it because of triangles but I will try this.

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    If an 8" square gives you 3 1/2" triangles, is that BEFORE you piece them into a quilt, or is that the actual size after they're in the quilt. Thanks for a wonderful link!

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    Thanks for the link. Need all the help i can get with triangles.

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    Just finished doing 16 of these yesterday, sure wish I would have had this tip. Next time I will know.
    Thanks for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Quote Originally Posted by matraina
    If an 8" square gives you 3 1/2" triangles, is that BEFORE you piece them into a quilt, or is that the actual size after they're in the quilt. Thanks for a wonderful link!
    That's the size before piecing. After piecing they are 3" squares.

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    Probably dumb question but - What size would I make the big square in order to make 2-1/2inch squares (2in when sewn together)?? Looks easy, just not sure how to determine what size you end up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrippy
    Probably dumb question but - What size would I make the big square in order to make 2-1/2inch squares (2in when sewn together)?? Looks easy, just not sure how to determine what size you end up with.
    I have a 6 1/2" sq ruler and made my squares that large. I then trimmed the individual squares to 2 1/2". I think a 6" square will also work.

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    That's great...thanks! :-D

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    quite clever! I've never seen it done this way. Thank you for the tip. When I do my quilting program at the nurseing home where I work the people are amaized at how far quilting has come. They get a kick out of new techniques. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Thank you for the link

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    Thank you very much!!!

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    This is a great tute, however, aren't there still the bias edges to deal with? Am I missing something? Could you please explain......thanks

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