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    I'm wondering how everyone else lays out the triangles and square to make sure they're lined up and centred? Do you eyeball it or mark each centre?

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    Well the best thing to do is mark the Center. Depending on the project, sometimes I mark and sometime I eyeball it. :)

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    I finger press my pieces. I fold the square in half and finger press. Then I fold the triangle in half and finger press. Then I line up the "fold" lines and sew.

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    Yes, if I mark, it is usually by finger pressing the fold, sometimes I will put a tiny pencil mark in the seam line or even a pin depending on the situation

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    I also finger press each piece and then line them up by the creases

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    I always mark it.

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    I mark it. If I don't...none will be the same. :?

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    I use Fons and Porters triangle end trimmers, than I just line up the edges and have perfect blocks every time. Doesn't take any longer than finger pressing as I trim as I cut out the pieces :wink:

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    Thanks :-)

    I have a whole lot to make up for the blue and yellow swap, and was wondering how everyone did it.

    I've eyeballed it in the past, but it's not a good enough match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I use Fons and Porters triangle end trimmers, than I just line up the edges and have perfect blocks every time. Doesn't take any longer than finger pressing as I trim as I cut out the pieces :wink:
    i use these too. i find it to be the fastest method

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    I wish I would have read this Friday. I will know for next time. Thanks all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I use Fons and Porters triangle end trimmers, than I just line up the edges and have perfect blocks every time. Doesn't take any longer than finger pressing as I trim as I cut out the pieces :wink:
    i use these too. i find it to be the fastest method
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    We don't have them here. Just googled to see what they are, and have never seen them before. They look awesome!

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    I use to finger press and line up the creases....now I use F&Ps triangle trimmers. Good Luck with your project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I use Fons and Porters triangle end trimmers, than I just line up the edges and have perfect blocks every time. Doesn't take any longer than finger pressing as I trim as I cut out the pieces :wink:
    i use these too. i find it to be the fastest method
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    We don't have them here. Just googled to see what they are, and have never seen them before. They look awesome!
    Can you order from Fons and Porter's website? I have seen them for sale at Jo Ann's and other online stores, as well.

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    I'm sure they can be ordered online.... but you need a credit card that has room on it to do that. ;-) LOL

    I'll just have to manage the old fashioned way for now, and mark the centres. :-)

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    if you cut out the triangles in this file, they will work as well as any commercial template. they should line up properly with the points of any size triangle.
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    Ahhhhh..... so I cut the ends off?

    Thank you! :-)

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    when you say setting out a square in a diamond, what is that? can you show a sketch? i looked at the template and couldn't figure it out, unless something there is folded.

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    that isn't the same as a square in a square on point, is at?

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    Doesn't it mean a square in a square? Is that the same thing! Just turning the square on point? Inquiring minds want to know! :lol:

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    'splain this thing, lucey!

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    Sorry for not coming back! :-)

    I've been a very busy little chicken.

    What I ended up doing was printing out the templates, measuring them against the square, and whacking off the ends. So I could pile up all my triangles, whack off the ends, and they match the squares perfectly.

    No folding to find the centres, no mucking around measuring or pinning. It was excellent!

    Shame the blimmen block didn't go well though! LOL This was supposed to be for the blue and yellow swap, and it's a full 1/8th too short. Not sure if I'll put it aside and not bother, or if I'll try and spray it and stretch it to fit.



    Diamond in a square. :-) I was having trouble getting the triangles on straight quickly.
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    The whole block.
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    And if I had *really* been thinking... I would have put a lighter yellow around the outside, rather than the same as the centre star. *sigh*

    :-)

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    youtube.com has several videos about how to do a square in a square.
    might be worth checking out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    I'm wondering how everyone else lays out the triangles and square to make sure they're lined up and centred? Do you eyeball it or mark each centre?


    http://www.hgtv.com/videos/super-fas...ting/4431.html

    that's the easy way i do it. have fun

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