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Thread: These triangles are going to drive me to drink

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    I had to use Thangles that came with a QOM before I got the hang of them.

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    Great demo!
    Thanks!

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    HSTs are really really easy to make my way.

    Really Easy Half Square Triangle Blocks
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-37915-1.htm

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    HST!! I guess I have to make a lot more of them for them to come out right. I mark the cutting line, I mark the stitching line. I starched them, pressed them, stitched them cut them and still bless them when I am done!!! I am going to have to make a gazillion of them before I have it right.

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    My best investment was "Quilt in a day" Triangle Square Up ruler, that along with a tip from the Rotary Magic book by Nancy Johnson-Srebro, my quilting bible :thumbup: Never bother with the 4 3/8" measurement, she recommends measure up and trim down, so 4 3/8ths would become 4.5" it really works for me.

    As for those "design changed" HSTs put them in a box to use up in scrappy quilts, saves on frustration and grey hairs :mrgreen:

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    I'm working with triangles now and trying to make a pinwheels baby quilt. Well, now that I have all the HST's made and trying to sew the actual square, I figure out that the white fabric I used is not 100% cotton and it's stretching out all over the place. YEESH - another beginner mistake. I think I'm just going to keep pushing through and call it a learning experience. Bad thing is I doubled the triangles I needed because I figured it would be just about as quick to do 2 quilts at once. LOL - another lesson learned!

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    I also use this ruler and now I don't mind doing the trianles they come out perfect every time

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    If you are having problems with triangles get a package of THANGLES in the correct size. They are easy to use & are very accurate.

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    Grammy -
    Your photos will make a world of difference for me too!! Thank you!

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    I've only done triangles once, and that was for a quilt that the quilt committee of our local hospital's Women's Board made for a charity auction. We used Thangles, and what a lifesaver they were!

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    I always copy a picture of my block and put it under my clear table of my machine. It helps keep me on track!

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    Here's a site that you can print off to make HST's.

    http://www.blockcentral.com/a-halfsq...glepaper.shtml

    Hope it helps.

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    Have you tried Rhonda's half square triangles. Not sure of your pattern, but if you traingles end up a square. This method is the easiest I've done. I love triangles.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-37915-1.htm

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    I cut out my squares with the Accuquilt Go cutter and then followed the directions on YouTube by Missouri Quilt Company and nothing is coming out the same size. NOTHING!! I'm starching and pressing and repressing and still nothing is quite matching up. So frustrated here, but all the pieces are cut so either I just sew them all together the best I can or trash them, so I'm pushing on. Good luck to anyone trying to master triangles.

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    Try the grid method; it works great...............but stripes? Yikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    Please please please use some startch before you stitch and cut your triangles out. It will make a heck of a good difference.
    Does spraying starch on two squares work just as well?

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    Try the strip method for triangles - it's great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krabadan
    I'm not a triangle fan either
    You will be once you try the tutorial on this site for easy 1/2 square triangles. It has saved my sanity. Look it up under "tutorials" and bless the lady who did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    LOL I sew them on the wrong sides too... unsew them and then do it again ROFLMBO Could I have some salt on the rim of a margarita too? :D:D:D
    Me too! Me too! Then when I do get them right, do you think I can figure out how to lay them next to each other? I can feel my eyes starting to cross just thinking about it!

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    when I have a fabric that is close pattern or color so that I have a hard time getting the right side fr0m the wrong side, I take a marking pencil that contrasts with the fabric and mark on the wrong side with a squiggly line so I can see it after it is cut

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    Quote Originally Posted by seamstome
    Sure...regular with salt or raspberry with sugar?? I already ate a candy bar. If I hadnt promised this stupid quilt to a charity by the 29th, I would throw it in the closet!
    Raspberry with sugar sounds right up my alley : )

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    I see one step I make missing from what you do. After I cut in half, I press them open, align the 45* line on my ruler with the sewn seam, then trim.

    For any size of triangle, I start with squares that are 1" larger than the finished size I want. In theory, I should be cutting 1/8" off. However, since I never mark either seam or cutting line, my seam allowances on the triangles tend to be on the smaller side and I tend to cut off a bit more than 1/8". My finished triangles are always exactly on, which drives my careful guild sisters crazy.

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    Maybe with enough margaritas you won't care what happens. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Have you ever used "Thangles"? Go to website

    www.Thangles.com ...they show you how to use them.

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    I have even put them in the quilt backwards... make my margarita on the rocks
    :oops: :shock:

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