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Thread: Perfect Half Square Triangles Every time

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    Perfect Half Square Triangles Every time

    For Perfect HST, QST & Flying Geese, I use "Brenda Henning's Triangulations 3.0" CD. You can order it online from www.bearpawproductions.com It does QST in 1/8" increments, 3/4" to 7 1/2" sizes, HST in 1/16" increments, 1/2" - 7 1/2" sizes, and Flying Geese in 1/4" increments, 1/2" x 1" to 3 3/4" to 7 1/2" sizes. You print the size you want off your computer printer, pin the paper to your fabric, RST, sew on lines and cut apart on lines. Download it to your computer and share it with friends.

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    I buy a lot of quilting stuff that never does what it's supposed to - but this was one purchase from which I have more than gotten my money's worth.

    I LOVE Triangulations!

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    I agree - it's a great tool. You can make many sizes as needed - so don't have to keep packages of strips of varying sizes about. When I worked on Bonnie Hunter's quilts and needed literally 100's of HST's, this was fabulous!

    I buy doodle paper at the Dollar Store, trim it to printer size and run it through. Much cheaper than the packaged foundation paper, and much easier to rip off than copy paper.

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    Some day when I am feeling money ahead...I have friends that also love the Triangulations. Will have to check the dollar store for paper.

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    Yes! Triangulations rocks!! I couldn't of completed the quilt I made over the summer without them.
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    Is this like paper piecing Flying Geese and HST?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni C View Post
    Is this like paper piecing Flying Geese and HST?
    Not really - it's a huge collection of different grids. Press a pair of fabrics right sides together, pin the grid to the back of the light, sew on the dotted lines, cut on the solid lines.

    I did a Block of the Month called "Lady of the Lake" - nothing but HST's. Using Triangulations ensured that my blocks were exactly the same size from month to month.

    Now, I'm working on a giant Swing to the Center (again, nothing but HST's) No matter how long it is between sewing sessions, the HST's and the blocks are going to come out the same size.

    You can get a free pdf page of 1-5/8" HST's direct from Triangulations web site:
    http://www.bearpawproductions.com/us...ple%20Grid.pdf
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    I have the CD and love it...not as helpful if you are doing a scrap quilt, but excellent for many repeated blocks of the same colors

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    I, too, could not have done my latest quilt: 50 State Blocks, without triangulations. I even used it for cutting triangles of single fabric (no sewing). I lightly sprayed the paper with 505 (or you can pin but spray is faster), laid it on the wrong side of the fabric and cut. Great for numerous small triangles with no waste.

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    Beautiful Quilt! I Love It!
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    I had a pattern for a quilt called 'Balloon Flowers" last year, had over 300 HST and this CD was well worth having. After I printed off the first copy of the size I wanted, I wite-out the extra printing on the copy then just make as many copies as I need. I guess I'd rather save money on printing and use it on fabric.

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    Just ordered it. Thank you.
    Grandmeto6 aka Judy

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    For those that may be interested in ordering, it is on sale at Connecting Threads for $22 .... How does she know? After all the positive reviews I decided to order the CD myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot View Post
    Not really - it's a huge collection of different grids. Press a pair of fabrics right sides together, pin the grid to the back of the light, sew on the dotted lines, cut on the solid lines.

    I did a Block of the Month called "Lady of the Lake" - nothing but HST's. Using Triangulations ensured that my blocks were exactly the same size from month to month.

    Now, I'm working on a giant Swing to the Center (again, nothing but HST's) No matter how long it is between sewing sessions, the HST's and the blocks are going to come out the same size.

    You can get a free pdf page of 1-5/8" HST's direct from Triangulations web site:
    http://www.bearpawproductions.com/us...ple%20Grid.pdf
    This quilt is absolutely stunning!!!!! Thanks for sharing your picture!
    Smiles from Idaho,
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    Absolutely love your quilt!!!

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    Can you use the disc with a Mac computer? It sounds great.

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    thepolyparrot - that is one fabulous quilt & many tks for the info. I, too, have tried triangulations & they work super !!!
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    Thank you for the nice comments - I really loved how this one came out.


    Quote Originally Posted by phrojangles View Post
    Can you use the disc with a Mac computer? It sounds great.
    Yes, if you can open pdf's, the disc will work just fine for you.

    I transferred everything to my hard drive so that I don't have to insert the disc every time I need to print something. So far, all I've used are the HST's, but there are QST's and flying geese on the disc, too.

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    thepollyparrot,
    I love your quilt.

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    My LQS owner was showing this to me yesterday. Guess I should have bought it.

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    Pam, it's one of the few "gotta haves" that I have actually used and not regretted purchasing!

    If I added up all the money I've spent on quilting and sewing stuff that I don't use, or that don't work as advertised, I'd have enough money to buy a very good longarm machine.

    But, what can I say? My name is Elizabeth and I'm a tool-a-holic.

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    hst with flying geese

    I love this quilt. where did you get the pattern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DianneK View Post
    I have the CD and love it...not as helpful if you are doing a scrap quilt, but excellent for many repeated blocks of the same colors
    Oh, it can be if you make various different fabric sheets then cut apart and mix and sew....I've done it on a jewel box....

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