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    If one is a bit OCD about grain-lines (any one you might think of, Rhonda?),

    one can cut the strips on the bias (45 degree angle), sew them together, and then go on exactly like Rhonda has illustrated with the pressing and cutting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    If one is a bit OCD about grain-lines (any one you might think of, Rhonda?),

    one can cut the strips on the bias (45 degree angle), sew them together, and then go on exactly like Rhonda has illustrated with the pressing and cutting.
    Thanks Bear I can never come up with the words to explain that since with my minis it isn't an issue.

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    ive found this method to be the only 1 i can make HSTs without them turning wonky on me... so its the only way i use anymore :D
    thank you sooo much for posting this :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaMas
    ive found this method to be the only 1 i can make HSTs without them turning wonky on me... so its the only way i use anymore :D
    thank you sooo much for posting this :D
    I'm glad it helps Tanya!! I use to use the strips primarily but we use more scrappy than anything so my friend Dorothy who does my prep work just cuts pieces slightly larger than the size she needs and piles them up and flag sews them together. Then she takes the leftovers and resews them for the next size down. IE: She makes 1 1/2" squares then when all done she pulls the leftovers apart and resews them for 1 14" and then the leftovers go into 1" squares for me! She does hundreds of them at a time and then I have them all ready when I want to sit down and use them!

    But if you are making alot of the same color HSTs then this works the best.

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    Thanks for sharing this one. I'm just starting off and the
    way you layed it out....I just may be able to do it. You're a great help.

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    I'm happy to help!!

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    Wonderful!!!! You've saved countless hours for us all, I'm sure! Thank you!!

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    YAY!

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    Rhonda, thanks so much for this sew easy method of making HST's! I love it and will try it right away. Keep em coming!

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    If you are interested we are starting a Rhonda's Sampler Quilt along. Here is the link

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-56442-1.htm

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    THANKS RHONDA, I AM GOING TO TRY THIS METHOD.

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    Thank you Rhonda. This is so clever and no waste at all.

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    Thank you Rhonda for doing this. You make it look so easy. God bless. Penny

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    You're welcome!

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    Rhonda,

    Thanks for posting this! I can't wait to try it. I'm just amazed at how easy this will be. Thanks again!!!!

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    This HST method is the bomb! (Based on the teen-agers I've heard, that's a good thing.) No worries about stretching bias pieces. Thanks for taking the time to post this tutorial.

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    This is my mehod for HST. Just a little bit of math!

    http://www.quiltaholics.com/lessons/hst.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by MomtoBostonTerriers
    This HST method is the bomb! (Based on the teen-agers I've heard, that's a good thing.) No worries about stretching bias pieces. Thanks for taking the time to post this tutorial.
    You're welcome! I hope you enjoy the process!

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    This is a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing your technique.

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    Hey,Rhonda.It's patricia graham, I still haven"t recieved my free templetes yet.What is up with that?My address is:I know your a busey lady, maybe I should expect them at a later date,but it seems like it"s been forever now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patricia graham
    Hey,Rhonda.It's patricia graham, I still haven"t recieved my free templetes yet.What is up with that?My address is:.I know your a busey lady, maybe I should expect them at a later date,but it seems like it"s been forever now.
    I mailed a bunch again yesterday and I have some to go out tomarrow. Yours is in the batch I will be mailing in the morning. I have had over 300 requests in just the last 2 -3 weeks. so I have been snowed under. I have to keep ordering more templates cut and more template plastic and it takes time for me to get them. I am working my way through them all and hope to have them all out soon. Thanks!!

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    Thank you Rhonda!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    You're welcome! It bothered me to see so many people having to struggle to make HSTs. They really aren't that difficult.
    I hope this tutorial helps!
    Thank you for the tutorial. It will make things easier and faster. A picture is worth a thousand words.

    :)

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    I think this is great. I can't wait to try it with a number of 2 1/2" strips that I have that will make bigger blocks.

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    I haven't had a chance to look yet, but I will later today.

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