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Thread: Trimming half square triangles?

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    Super Member wesing's Avatar
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    I trim like GrammyP and Marcia. I made two Friendship Star quilts this way. The extra time is a bit of a pain, but the result is worth it.

    Darren

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    I like using the Marti Michell templates for perfect HSTs.
    On the "T" quilt I used MM template for the 2 1/2-inch HST border. It took me an afternoon to cut all of the HST and then a couple of afternoons and an evening to chain piece and sew them together.

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    when i am making two half square triangels to be put to gether to make a square from tow differant colors i make my square than i put the two squares front sides together i draw a line down the diagonal from corner to corner than sew a scant 1/4 in. seam on both sides of the line i than cut down the center where i have drawn my line i than have two squares perfectly lined up

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    i forgot when i want 31/2 inch squares i cut the squares to 3 7/8 inches that allows for the cut they turn out 3 1/2 inches and i usually don't have to do any mor trimming

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    Thanks for that link! I was just looking for it this morning. Now I'd better be getting the ruler.

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    THANK YOU for this. Have made a printout tonight...will buy one tomorrow !!!! Maybe NOW my troubles are over.

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    I love this ruler for hst and use it a lot. Here's the link with pics.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-34271-1.htm

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    Thank you so much for the direction Maryb's. I went to Joann's and got the ruler yesterday, it was half of so alittle over $7. I learn so much from the board you ladies are great at sharing what works and what dosn't.
    Thanks again, Cathie

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    Have any of you tried to make an 8 pointed star with this method? I am trying to figure it out.

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