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Thread: quarter square triangles

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    Have been following the discussion about half-square triangles -

    Some of us just cut the squares slightly bigger and then trim them down after sewing.

    Now with the quarter squar triangles -

    The traditional wisdom is to add 1 1/4 inches to a square and then to cut it diagonally both ways.

    Now I'm wondering if I would have slightly better luck if I cut my original square 1 1/2 inches larger, and then trim the finished square down after sewing and pressing.

    The "scant" quarter inch thing doesn't seem to work very well for me...

    (I guess I could just go and try it and see if it works, huh?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Have been following the discussion about half-square triangles -

    Some of us just cut the squares slightly bigger and then trim them down after sewing.

    Now with the quarter squar triangles -

    The traditional wisdom is to add 1 1/4 inches to a square and then to cut it diagonally both ways.

    Now I'm wondering if I would have slightly better luck if I cut my original square 1 1/2 inches larger, and then trim the finished square down after sewing and pressing.

    The "scant" quarter inch thing doesn't seem to work very well for me...

    (I guess I could just go and try it and see if it works, huh?)
    I don't know if this works for what you are doing but thought I would put in my two cents.

    Have you seen my Boston Block directions? Check out my free tutorial for making bookmarks. It is directions to making a block with quarter squares in it. You don't have to make the bookmark just look at the directions
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/231-uzl.jsp - bookmarks

    You can make the boston block any size with whatever size template you need.
    Steps - cut three swatches / sew med and light together / trim straight edge /add third swatch /cut a square out of the middle /and you have your three fabrics( quarter squares included) all sewn together before you cut.



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    If you buy Quilt in a Day triangle square up ruler (at Joanns with a coupon) you get instructions for both HST and QTS for all sizes up to 6 1/2 inches.
    This is a very easy method.

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    I will try to download the instructions from Quilt in a Day triangle square up ruler.
    It did not work.
    The instructions are for making both HST and quarter sq triangles.
    With a coupon from Joanns this ruler is very reasonable and very useful.
    Gives all sizes up to 6 1/2 inches.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/8342.page

    shellyq june 2008 - be sure to follow through to the end

    best explanation i've seen. thank you, shelly

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