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    Oops - I need to make quarter square triangles the easy way

    I mis-spoke. I need to make quarter square triangles. How do you take two sets of triangle and make them into quarter square trianges the easy way? Please and thank you a bunch. Jeanne
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    I Googled "how to make quarter square triangles" and found several free tutorials and videos. Maybe check them out and see which one you like best.

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    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/mccal...uare_Triangles This is my favorite way to make them!

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    Try this:

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    That looks really easy. Thanks for information. I love this site because you learn something without even asking.

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    Thanks Jan you are always ready to help someone out. You have easy to understand and do examples.
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    Jan, you should assemble all of your great drawings into a spiral bound handy reference book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    Jan, you should assemble all of your great drawings into a spiral bound handy reference book.
    Thank you, Lisa, for the encouragement. Actually was planning that for this summer, but an unexpected right total shoulder replacement surgery coming up in 10 days has made my plans run amok! Pushing to finish a commissioned quilt as it is.
    I *want* to do this soon though!

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    Jan. hope your surgery will be a complete success and you are on the road to recovery quickly. And look forward to you doing the handy reference guide book. I think there will be a lot of us lining up for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    Jan, you should assemble all of your great drawings into a spiral bound handy reference book.
    I agree. Hope your shoulder heals soon so you can do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Try this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Try this:

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    Thanks Jan! That is exactly what I was looking for! That's how I make quarter square triangles. I haven't made them for a long time and had forgotten how. You should have a Quilting Talk Show or something!! "Quilting with Jan". I'd pay to watch!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Thank you, Lisa, for the encouragement. Actually was planning that for this summer, but an unexpected right total shoulder replacement surgery coming up in 10 days has made my plans run amok! Pushing to finish a commissioned quilt as it is.
    I *want* to do this soon though!

    Jan in VA
    good luck with your surgery Jan......and if the shoulder won't work for awhile, the mind will.......get recorder and keep track of those reference thoughts........miss seeing you....prayers for your surgery & healing......Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Thank you, Lisa, for the encouragement. Actually was planning that for this summer, but an unexpected right total shoulder replacement surgery coming up in 10 days has made my plans run amok! Pushing to finish a commissioned quilt as it is.
    I *want* to do this soon though!
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    Take my personal advice - after your surgery you will feel like sitting around doing nothing. Thats what I did and landed in the hospital with a blood clot. Move around - walk! Not fun at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Thank you, Lisa, for the encouragement. Actually was planning that for this summer, but an unexpected right total shoulder replacement surgery coming up in 10 days has made my plans run amok! Pushing to finish a commissioned quilt as it is.
    I *want* to do this soon though!

    Jan in VA
    Good luck with your replacement surgery, Jan. And best wishes for a speedy recovery and back to quilt and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I mis-spoke. I need to make quarter square triangles. How do you take two sets of triangle and make them into quarter square trianges the easy way? Please and thank you a bunch. Jeanne
    I found that using Jenny Doan's method from Missouri Star Quilts is really easy. hatever size block you need let's say a 5", then take two 5" squares of whatever colors you are using and place them right sides together, sew 1/4" all around the outside of the block. then cut from corner to corner diagonally on the sewn block making an x and you have your 4 triangles. Hope this makes sense. She has a tutorial on You Tube, can't tell you which one off hand, but you could search her tutorials for it. She always give a great video demonstration on her little tricks. Hope this helps!

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    I put mine in a notebook and find it wonderful. Some of my students have "Ira notebooks" from handouts I've made for teaching classes. You'll love it all together.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Thank you, Lisa, for the encouragement. Actually was planning that for this summer, but an unexpected right total shoulder replacement surgery coming up in 10 days has made my plans run amok! Pushing to finish a commissioned quilt as it is.
    I *want* to do this soon though!

    Jan in VA

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    Any advice on the math part of the equation? Finished size = what dimensions for starting sqaures, triangles?

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    Hope you do well in surgery. You always give great info. Have had 3 rotor cuff surgerys. @ in last year. Pain dr. said replacement might be next step.

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    I am always happy to see your posts. They are so straightforward and easy to understand.
    Good luck on your shoulder replacement. I had that done about 10 years ago and the big secret is to do your therapy and keep up with it. I know several people who have had this surgery, haven't done the therapy as prescribed, then wonder why the surgery didn't help. Good luck.....I will be thinking of you!

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    Hi Jan
    Wishing you much success on your up coming surgery, bless you and your recovery process.

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    Thanks, Jan. You are just awesome with your illustrations and explanations. May your surgery and recuperation go smoothly and may your reference book get done without any difficulties! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Thank you, Lisa, for the encouragement. Actually was planning that for this summer, but an unexpected right total shoulder replacement surgery coming up in 10 days has made my plans run amok! Pushing to finish a commissioned quilt as it is.
    I *want* to do this soon though!

    Jan in VA
    Good luck with your surgery ! And with the rehab afterwards!

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    Once again, thank you, Jan. Good luck and speedy recovery from your surgery. Do your therapy religiously, and you'll be back to quilting in no time at all! The therapy is like magic. My prayers are coming your way.

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    I agree with everyone else Jan I pray for a speedy recovery and you should look into publishing a book. Your advice is always straight on!

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