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Thread: Easiest and Preferred method for HST's??

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    I'm curious as to what you prefer for making HST's? I've seen eleanor's ruler and the one buy June Tailor. I lean a tad toward the June Tailor one but there are a lot of steps involved with that one. IS there a faster/easier way to make these?

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    If I have to make a ton of them I use the Wondercut Ruler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    If I have to make a ton of them I use the Wondercut Ruler.
    ditto!!

    if not I just cut large, make a chalk line ( or press) down the center, stitch on either side and cut in half!

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    I bought Print & Sew Triangle Magic from http://www.QuiltPro.com for $19.95. It lets you print sheets of hst's from 1" to 7". You lay your fabric on the sheet of paper sew on the red line and cut on the black line. Easy as pie.

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    I bought Triangluation 3.0..but have not used it..similar to the quiltpro version but it is a stand alone program!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    I bought Triangluation 3.0..but have not used it..similar to the quiltpro version but it is a stand alone program!
    Print and Sew is a standalone version also. I got that because I didn't know about Triangulation but I think they are very similar :-)

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    Triangulations 3.0 is the bomb!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Triangulations 3.0 is the bomb!!!
    Please explain the difference, or at least what it does...I may have to buy it...

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    This is interesting! I have not heard of either!

    I just looked it up and found it for $22.36 at Connecting Threads... seems like a must have!

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/Too...M__D90174.HTML

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    I use the Jenny Doan method of two different colour squares on top of each other, right sides together. Sew a 1/4" seam all around the outside 4 edges. Then cut them across corner to corner in a large X. Voila = 4 HST's

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseOfsharon
    This is interesting! I have not heard of either!

    I just looked it up and found it for $22.36 at Connecting Threads... seems like a must have!

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/Too...M__D90174.HTML
    I looked it up too and ordered it. Print and Sew doesn't do Flying Geese. All your fault Candace--making me spend money! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Of all the things I have tried so far, my favorite is HSTs cut with the Accuquilt Go!

    My second favorite method is Thangles. It may possibly be even more accurate than the Go!, but I don't care much for removing the paper (although makes a decent mindless task while watching tv).

    Edit: I can see where the Triangulations software would be very similar to using Thangles. Will have to put that software on my wishlist.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    Quote Originally Posted by roseOfsharon
    This is interesting! I have not heard of either!

    I just looked it up and found it for $22.36 at Connecting Threads... seems like a must have!

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/Too...M__D90174.HTML
    I looked it up too and ordered it. Print and Sew doesn't do Flying Geese. All your fault Candace--making me spend money! :lol: :lol: :lol:
    OOooopss, sorry for spending all your money:>

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj
    I use the Jenny Doan method of two different colour squares on top of each other, right sides together. Sew a 1/4" seam all around the outside 4 edges. Then cut them across corner to corner in a large X. Voila = 4 HST's
    This method has the straight of grain on the seam - the four edges are bias.

    Two squares with diagonal line & sewn seams 1/4" on either side has straight of grain on the edges.

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    I like Thangles. But, my favorite is my Wonder Cut Ruler...so much you can do with it. http://www.connectingthreads.com/Too...r__D81315.HTML

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    Quote Originally Posted by mea12
    I'm curious as to what you prefer for making HST's? I've seen eleanor's ruler and the one buy June Tailor. I lean a tad toward the June Tailor one but there are a lot of steps involved with that one. IS there a faster/easier way to make these?
    Okay, why a ruler, outside of cutting the squares a certain size and drawing a straight line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Quote Originally Posted by mea12
    I'm curious as to what you prefer for making HST's? I've seen eleanor's ruler and the one buy June Tailor. I lean a tad toward the June Tailor one but there are a lot of steps involved with that one. IS there a faster/easier way to make these?
    Okay, why a ruler, outside of cutting the squares a certain size and drawing a straight line?
    If I am making a quilt that is all hst, like the Lone Star I made I use my Wondercut ruler because it is so fast. I can make all of the hst's in a couple of hours. If I cut squares, draw the line, sew on both sides--it would take a lot longer than I can do it with my ruler.

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    I've always used the thangles, but now that the Wondercut ruler was mentioned, I'll have to check into that. Always good information on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj
    I use the Jenny Doan method of two different colour squares on top of each other, right sides together. Sew a 1/4" seam all around the outside 4 edges. Then cut them across corner to corner in a large X. Voila = 4 HST's
    I was completely shocked at this method when I first saw it but I love it!!!

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    For HST's 2-1/2 " finished and smaller, I print these papers:

    http://www.quiltingandwhatnot.ca/Hal...-Triangle.html

    For larger HST's, I use the 2 square, diagonal line method.

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    I also like the Thangles...but don't love tearing off the papers...and a lot of the time just cut out the fabric squares and draw a diagonal line and sew a scant 1/4" from each side and then cut apart. Just need to be careful with pressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj
    I use the Jenny Doan method of two different colour squares on top of each other, right sides together. Sew a 1/4" seam all around the outside 4 edges. Then cut them across corner to corner in a large X. Voila = 4 HST's
    I tried all sorts of methods and this one is by far the easiest and most accurate. It's incredibly fast, too.

    I like this chart for the measurements:
    http://www.moonlightquilters.org/tipHSTfav.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj
    I use the Jenny Doan method of two different colour squares on top of each other, right sides together. Sew a 1/4" seam all around the outside 4 edges. Then cut them across corner to corner in a large X. Voila = 4 HST's
    I tried all sorts of methods and this one is by far the easiest and most accurate. It's incredibly fast, too.

    I like this chart for the measurements:
    http://www.moonlightquilters.org/tipHSTfav.htm

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    I love the Cozy Quilt ruler and Strip Tube method of making HST. They go fast and I don't feel there's quite as much waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    If I have to make a ton of them I use the Wondercut Ruler.
    Yep thats the one for me!

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