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Old 06-01-2017, 04:24 AM
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I have a big pile of cut triangles & wanted to ask your opinion. Is it still ok to sew them together to make pinwheel blocks? I have no pattern but thought I could square up after I make my squares.
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Old 06-01-2017, 04:31 AM
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Sure, handle them gently as to not stretch the bias and square them up when sewn. The recut patterns from MSQC (Dissappearing Hourglass) had bias edges and I had no trouble doing a quilt with them and quilting it.
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Old 06-01-2017, 04:34 AM
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I agree with Tartan. They'll want to stretch, but, hey....square up after you're done and let them fly

I've used leftover triangles (folded) to make prairie points, too, so there's always a way to use them, Sue
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Old 06-01-2017, 04:36 AM
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Broken dishes is another fun use for hst. As Tartan says, handle gently.
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Old 06-01-2017, 05:10 AM
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Just made a pillow with leftover 60 triangles. Starch will help. Be gentle and don't stretch them while you sew and press. While sewing them into strips, I learned to add them one at a time, not to put 2 together then sew those. It was easier to match them up as singles.
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Old 06-01-2017, 06:47 AM
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I saw a tip that said to match up the opposite points away from the bias edges...not the bias edges..to get a better block.
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:01 AM
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Absolutely. When I make flying geese, I end up with the little triangles that get trimmed off. They end up in a different project. That's too much fabric to waste.
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Old 06-02-2017, 04:27 PM
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Since I either spray starch of Best Press before cutting my materials,it is easy to do HST's and more with leftover pieces. Example: in a BOM group I belong to each block has FG on borders, so I now mark the cutting line and sew onboth sides of that. I end up with the original wanted FG and extras to do something scrappy.
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