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Thread: Fast way to do 8 at a time half square triangles (HST) with straight of grain edges!

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    I wish I;d found this earlier! Thanks so much!
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    You can laugh if you want to but I was laying in BED last night thinking about trying this very thing!

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    WOW great tute...you have excellent math skills...and explain it very clearly Thanks

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    Thanks i need to try this.
    Im planning on making a pink and white quilt for myself, and
    Have an idea i just might need triangles.

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    I'm fairly new to quilting, this will certainly be a handy "tool" for me. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thnak you for coming up with this.
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    Looks easy. Thanks.
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    I do this method with scraps....makes HS really quickly. I don't worry about the finished size just put two pieces of fabric together same size squares, draw lines and sew. Then cut apart and trim.
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    Absolutely amazing. This is something that I have been looking for.
    Thank you.

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    I have used this method. it works great. just need to make sure you sew a straight line. one lady I knew could not figure out why her finished units were out of kilter.

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    Coincidentally, I was just looking for the Maths for this. Thanks for taking the time and the photos (most of us have to have pics too).
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    This is wonderful, I wish I remembered how to bookmark it for later.
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    Wow great help.

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    Murphy1, go to 'thread tools' and 'subscribe to thread' then it will show up in the quick links under subscribed threads.

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    I am new to quilting and this is so helpful. Thank you!!!

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    Is there no end to the genius of the QB group! Thank you, thank you.....I have a pile of HST to do and I was dreading it.

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    Thank you Lucy. I'd never seen this method but I like it. So neat.

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    Thank you, how timely! I was just going to make something that requires these. And I am also doing 4 inch square! Perfect. I will let you know if I run into problems. Thank you

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    Hi LucyInTheSky, I got a different result by chance. I wasn't reading carefully, and accidentally cut them diagnolly (instead of cutting across like you did), I ended up with 8 "hour glass" blocks; using the same measurements you gave. For 4.5 inch squares (before piecing), I started with 10 1/4 inches, sewed diagnolly & then made 4 cuts, I think.
    So, I am happy for the simple method & the formula you gave.
    Thank you so much.

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    Found this online if you need the math done for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diamondee View Post

    Found this online if you need the math done for you.
    Which equals

    finished half-square size x 2 + 1" = cut square

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    Thank you!!! Maybe you can help with my challenge? I found a 12" block pattern online. However, all the HST are to be cut at 3 7/8". This is a real pain in the hiney, not to mention accuracy.

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    This is great! I am such a dtiz when it comes to quilt math stuff and you made this very easy for me!! Thanks!
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    Looks like a great way to make lots of HST's. Thanks!
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    Will try it. Thank you

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