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Thread: Quarter Square Triangles

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    Quarter Square Triangles

    I would like to know if there's a quick and easy way to make qtr. sq. triangles without having to make each one separately. I've seen how to make 8 half-sq. triangles at a time but not 1/4 sq. I need to make eight squares for one block and this is for a KS bed. Making each one separately will take forever. I would like to get this made for Christmas for my DD. I'm only two years behind on her request. Thanks for your help.
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    I googled "and got 10,000,000 results. "making a Quarter Square Triangle, quilting". Good luck!
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    Check out Jenny Doan videos. She makes everything so simple. I've found when following her direction, my work looks much better. just Google Jenny Doan or Missouri Star Quilt Company quarter square triangle/videos. That should pull up a video.

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    I like this technique. It makes two at a time. Needs trimming.
    Chain piecing will make it a lot faster. Just have to get all your
    fabric cut and ready to go. I don't think QST's is a fast project.
    If you think it's too time consuming I would suggest a different
    pattern. Good luck.
    You can use the Magic 8 method to make your Half Square Triangles
    then turn them to QST's. That's how I would do it for a whole quilt.
    Speeds things up a lot.
    http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/quarter-square-triangles.html


    Last edited by EasyPeezy; 09-05-2017 at 09:04 AM.

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    WOW! Thanks!

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    Looks like you got several good replies. Good luck with your project.

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    true4uca.........thanks for great tutorial info.

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    This is why I love die cutters, to make 1/2 square and 1/4 square triangles. It also makes them very accurate and this helps put them together and to get accurate blocks. I know it is probably not what you asked but I tried everything and own everything but love my die cutter now I have one.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ANNPKi9aa0
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6ZAI9Gn0YA

    Here is one featuring the quarter square die. It shows cutting and the piecing of the block.
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    Thanks, EasyPeezy. I had the half-sq triangles 8 at a time but couldn't remember how to get them to QST. Once I saw it I wondered why I couldn't figure it out.
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    Why not make the eight HSTs method twice and then put them on top of each other and repeat. That would give you the eight QSTs. You can adjust the size of the HSTs to make the proper sized QSTs for your pattern. I am going to try this too!

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    Maggielou, did you get the charts for making 4 or 8 at a time. I just printed them off, and have them laying right beside the sewing machine when I am working on my 365 quilt challenge quilt..... I've made hundreds of quilts, and just learned the quick ways using these charts this summer.........
    if you google triangle chart/quick eight or something to that effect, you can find it.

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    Triangles On A Roll! You can order them lots of places.


    https://trianglesonaroll.com/product...triangle-paper

    You can also download Triangulations Software and print your own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judylee2 View Post
    Why not make the eight HSTs method twice and then put them on top of each other and repeat. That would give you the eight QSTs. You can adjust the size of the HSTs to make the proper sized QSTs for your pattern. I am going to try this too!
    Good idea. I'll try it.
    Margaret

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