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Thread: Really Easy Half Square Triangle Blocks

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    Dear Rhonda,
    I've ordered your acrylic templates. Will one of them be the size needed to check that my 2" half square triangles are "square". I'm having some trouble when I sew the edges together and I think that my cutting from a pieced strip with a thin plastic template is not working out very accurately so I was hoping I could check their accuracy with your templates? Is there anywhere in these tutorials that you show how to square up hst?
    Thanks

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    Thank you for sharing this great method...will try it on my next quilt for sure

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    I'm self taught at quilting and haven't learned any of theshort cuts, thanks very much for the tut.I'm always amaised at how easy experenced quilters make things look
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    Thanks Rhonda. You just made this SOOO Easy

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    Thank you, I have seen so many cute patterns with the HST but was scared to try it. I'll give it a try now.

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    Rhonda, I know you are still out there and I'm hoping you will do another tute on the "Really easy 1/2 square triangle. It's been a long time since Ihave seen it. Could you help? Thanks, peterparley

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    What did you want to see in the tutorial? I'll be happy to put something together

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n View Post
    Just had another look - sooooo clever! Now what can I make with lots of HSTs? LOL
    The possibilities are endless.
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    Rhonda, thank you for your numerous posts regarding your HSTs. This is probably seeming like a full-time job for you! Love how your method uses as much of the fabric as possible. With today's fabric prices, that's important to us all. It's been fascinating to see where all of the posters to this thread hail from...even from across the pond, so to speak. Without QB, so many of us would not have benefitted from your tutorial and tips. Thank you, again!
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    You're welcome everyone! I enjoy sharing which is what quilting is to me - sharing.

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    I am new to quilting; What does HST's mean? and since I'm asking can anyone tell me what a ufo is? sorry to be so ignorant.

    BTW I love this way of making the triangles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolparsons View Post
    I am new to quilting; What does HST's mean? and since I'm asking can anyone tell me what a ufo is? sorry to be so ignorant.

    BTW I love this way of making the triangles.
    HSTs are half square triangles and ufo is unfinished objects I think. there is a list of all hte abreviations here on the board somewhere. I'd have to look to find it.

    I'm glad you like my way of doing the HSTs. I think it is easier than the other methods.

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    Rhonda, First, thank you for my templates..they are very nice. Second, I had seen your tutorial and for some reason I could not remember where it was. I'm so thankful to find it again. It is so much easier..

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzaped View Post
    Rhonda, First, thank you for my templates..they are very nice. Second, I had seen your tutorial and for some reason I could not remember where it was. I'm so thankful to find it again. It is so much easier..
    glad you like it! I like it better than the other methods I've seen.

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    Thanks for this great method!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ombragrise View Post
    Thanks for this great method!
    You're very welcome. I love to help other quilters by sharing my methods

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    best method i have seen, thanks for the clear tutorial. no waste.

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    Rhonda, I received your templates quite a while ago and I want to thank you again for them. I have not used them yet as I had a suck your life away job that didn't leave me much quilting time. I remedied that thank goodness and am starting to quilt again. I have a question about your tacking, can you go into more detail about that? Thanks

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    I put a stitch or two in the same spot and that is tacking. I put a tack on the edge where the seam will go through. Then I tack across anywhere seams meet. This helps to keep the fabric from moving. It's best to put the tack where the seam is going to go through. That way you dont' have to take it back out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
    Now the pieces that are left at the top and bottom can be used to make a 4-patch.
    And voila a 4 patch!
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    I think this an hour glass patch, not a 4-patch. Four patches are 4 squares sewn together.

    I liked all the information on this thread. Have tried some of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    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.
    Hey, Bear... did you call my name? I am definitely OCD about bias cuts!

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    Thanks, Rhonda. Sent you a PM.
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    thank you for sharing this idea, I'm new to quilting and find this short cut easy to do.

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