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Old 03-02-2014, 05:51 AM
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I do the same, otherwise the block can be smaller then it is suppose to be.
Originally Posted by lfletcher View Post
I don't do 7/8th inch measurements. I round up to 3 or 5 and then square up the hst to the correct size.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:23 AM
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I use the same method as Sushi but use Quilt In A Days triangle square up ruler. It is worth the money since it only takes one cut to square up for perfect half square triangles.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:24 AM
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I'm with all the ladies who move up to the next whole inch ( ie: 5" instead of 4 7/8). I would much rather trim a little off after i sew than try to make sure i get that dang 7/8 right on the mark.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Hockeyrabbit View Post

I need some help. I am looking at all these wonderful patterns online and alot of the squares have you cut 2 7/8th or 4 7/8ths etc. I bought a HST ruler to avoid cutting these strips and doing the whole sew on the diagonal thing..drives me nuts drawing the lines!

ANYWAYS, how do I use my ruler to make these HSTs? What is the actual size of these when cutting with a 7/8th measurement. I'm going batty!! But that could be because of this winter and MORE SNOW is on the way! GOOD TIMES!
There are dozens of ways to make hst, but my favorite is triangulations. It's the software that prints out the paper templates for you to sew on. Every hst is perfect, and no trimming (the best idea right there). Love it for flying geese also. No fighting with measurements. It didn't stop me from buying Deb Tuckers hst ruler tho. Haven't got it yet but I'll let you know.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Hcim55 View Post
i also have have bloc locs and I use them every time I make half squares. I bought several sizes. I have tried MANY techniques to make accurate half squares.....this ended up being the best solution for me.
Love the bloc loc rulers!
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:30 AM
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lol, it sure seems that way, the number, not the exaggeration ;-)
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:41 AM
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There are so many rulers out there it is unbelievable.

There are also a few PP products. Thangles is the brand I have used. There are also a few more brands available.

It will also depend on if you are doing HST's from your scraps you might have to do one at a time.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:01 AM
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Here is a link that show how to make HST using different rulers. If your ruler is not one of these then do a search on your brand or call the manufacture of the ruler to ask how to use it or your LQS may be able to help. Actually it shoud have come with directions.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:09 AM
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If you are using the Easy Angle rule, Bonnie Hunter has a video on her blog showing how to use it.


If you are not using that ruler, you might check and see if there is a helpful video on YouTube. I am always amazed what I. Can find on there--when I remember to check!
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:22 AM
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I have triangulations too. I'd use those if I'm making a bunch of hst from the same fabrics and then the loc bloc for ones I'm making from scraps.
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