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Old 07-31-2010, 09:17 AM
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I saw this on one of my other groups and I Love it. You layer 2 squares facing. Sew 1/4 inch around all four sides then cut each way from corner to corner cutting into 4 pieces. When you press them open - all seams to the darker side, you just lay them out ready to sew together. All pieces are the same size. The same lady posted a chart of sizes for different squares. Remember that these measurements are for the 4 square you get - NOT the finished pinwheel.
2" squares = 1" HST
2 1/2" = 1 1/2
3 1/2 " = 2"
4" - 2 1/2
5" = 3 1/2
6" = 4
7" = 4 1/2
8" = 5"
8 1/2 = 5 1/2
9" - 6
10" - 7
I did find it easier to trim all my corners after I pressed when I was making small size for a 3" finished pinwheel.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:25 AM
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Wooo! Love me an accurate triangle!
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Old 07-31-2010, 11:28 AM
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Thanks!
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:02 PM
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This is such a cool way to make pinwheels! Thanks
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Old 07-31-2010, 02:48 PM
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Thanks, Cathy :-)
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:03 PM
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Wow, at last an easier way to make perfect squares from triangles.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:09 PM
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THANKS :thumbup:
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Old 08-01-2010, 03:02 AM
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Why didn't I think of that???? How simple! I love it
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Oh thank you. I've seen this done on U-Tube and was waiting for a formula. Thanks again.
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Old 08-01-2010, 04:59 AM
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Question: don't you get bias edges on the HST's? Or am I thinking wrong?
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