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    Hey, what about the paper where you can cut rectangles and make a lot at once? You can by the rolled paper or got to Brenda Henning's site and buy her CD and have all the HST you want at your finger tips you just print it out on your printer. If I had a lot to make I'd never make one square at a time. I'd use the paper like above on a roll or Brenda hennings's. If I just have a few I round up..never do I cut 7/8 of anyting.
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    Many of the gals talked about measuring 'up' and trimming.
    Take an old pillow case, insert elastic or drawstring and gather all these small trimmings for a washable pet pillow.
    I made two for my girlfriends dogs and she and the dogs love them.
    They can be machine washed and fluffed in the dryer. Great, if unusual gift.

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    Paper Piecing templates,Flying geese and HST's too:
    http://www.quilterscache.com/B/Blank...latesPage.html

    Finishes at 1"
    http://www.blockcentral.com/hst/hst-1inch.pdf

    Finishes at 2"
    http://www.blockcentral.com/hst/hst-2inch.pdf

    Finishes at 3"
    http://www.blockcentral.com/hst/hst-3inch.pdf

    Finishes at 4"
    http://www.blockcentral.com/hst/hst-4inch.pdf

    Tutorial from "quilting with a Passion"
    http://quiltingpassion.com/tutorials/HST/hst.html

    No waste Method for making flying geese:
    http://www.patchpieces.com/FlyingGeese.pdf

    Triangulations from Bear Paw Productions:
    http://www.bearpawproductions.com/Go...ble_Runner.pdf

    As With all links, pdf files,your should save them in a file,in case the link gets broken. Enjoy![b]

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    For 8 HST that are slightly oversized.
    For 2 1/2 in use 6 inch squares. For 3 1/2 in use 8 inch squares. For 4 1/2 inch use 10 inch squares. You just add 2 inchs for each size up.
    The square up ruler has all the sizes for HST and quarter triangles.
    It is simple to cut smaller amts also. Just use a 3 x 6 strip to make 4 HST that are 2 1/2 inchs. You just draw a v shape on the strip.
    The square up ruler sure saves time too. You put the line for the size you are making on the stitch line and make one cut. Then you press open.

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    does anyone use THANGLES?

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    i made a whole quilt, 2 of them actually, with thangles..
    Pattern called "Milky Way"

    here is a picture of one, all done in Batiks:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink




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    Thats a beautiful quilt...you showed it on here before didn't you? I seem to remember seeing it somewhere...I love it.

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    I have a program called "Triangulations" written by Brends Henning; Bear Paw Productions, www.bearpawproductions.com

    It is great for making different size triangles. It is done by printing the triangle design on thin paper then putting two pieces of material on top of one another then the paper, then you sew on the sewing lines, then cut on the cutting lines. You then have triangles with two different material. Depending on the size of the triangles, I have made 8 at a time.

    Barbara

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    The same size, just draw a diagonal line down, sew 1/4 in on either side, cut and press. you will get a 3" square with the two HST making the square.

    For me I find doing them the way you explained easier, but that is just me.
    I like the method of using the squares. Only, I like to cut 1 inch larger, rather than 7/8 in. My reason is if I don't have a true 1/4 in. seam, I still have enough to true it up and trim. I'd rather have too much than too little and having to rip the seam out. Life is too short. :wink:

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    I use the Fons and Porter HST "ruler". I love making those little buggers. Draw on the edges of the ruler diagonally, sew on the lines, cut down the middle and sew - then relax by cutting the dog ears. F&P "rulers" come two to a package. You can get them at JoAnn's for 40% off if you have a coupon. Happy Quilting - I am starting right now! :-) Edie

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    Boo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Needles in SW OR
    Boo!
    Welcome Needles. We're glad you've joined us.

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    that sounds like THANGLES

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    I think I will have to start rounding up. I just my fall blocks for the exchange and those HST and I did not get along. I ended up having the tear all 48 of them apart and resew them and they still did not all measure up to 5 and a half inches like they were supposed to! I almost threw the whole thing int eh garbage I was so frustrated!

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    I love the HST's. I found from the MOther (also a quilter) that sometimes you just have to eeaasse them in. Works for me. I just finished a quilt with a whole slew of HSTs. I asked JoAnn FAb about the Thangles. They didn't know that much about them. I just got to thinking, rather than spending the money on those thangs, why not just use a Fons and Porter 1/4" ruler. I can whip them out like nothing. Edie

    PS - I just scrolled down a bit and I think I said this whole thing before. You get that way after a while! :?

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    That's the way that I did my HST for the longest time. Well basically still do but..... Have anyone of you got that new June Tailor tool, I will call it a ruler for lack of a better term, that is for making HSTs? I got one and I love it. It has slots for trimming every 1/2" and diagonal lines for squaring up. It's great!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjc
    That's the way that I did my HST for the longest time. Well basically still do but..... Have anyone of you got that new June Tailor tool, I will call it a ruler for lack of a better term, that is for making HSTs? I got one and I love it. It has slots for trimming every 1/2" and diagonal lines for squaring up. It's great!!
    OMGsh. I've had this JT tool for years and I had never noticed the diagonal lines. :oops: Thanks!! "Live and learn."

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    No, they have a new one. I have the old one too but the new one is called Perfect Half-Square Triangles. I googled it and came up with this link http://www.createforless.com/June+Ta...utm_medium=cse

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjc
    No, they have a new one. I have the old one too but the new one is called Perfect Half-Square Triangles. I googled it and came up with this link http://www.createforless.com/June+Ta...utm_medium=cse
    Ooh, I'll be looking for that one. Glad you cleared up that one for me.

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