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« on: January 13, 2011 08:01:40 AM »

Does anyone have a link to a free Half Square Triangle template that makes 3 1/2" finished blocks?

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011 02:36:06 AM »

Why do you need a template for half square triangles? I've never used a template before...

oh duh, do you mean the bias strip piecing method? I've never tried that.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011 10:06:12 AM »

Maybe template isn't the right word.  I'm looking for the paper you use to make multiple HSTs without waste, like this:

http://www.quiltingandwhatnot.ca/Half-Square-Triangle.html

I've started a new quilt and it needs 108 HSTs w/ a finished size of 3 1/2". I've used the paper for other sizes, but I can't seem to find
this dimension.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011 07:52:39 PM »

ohhhhh ok! Lol, sorry I've only made them by sandwiching two squares together but that would be pretty cool if you're making a butt ton of them! Grin

Have you seen the ruler that you use to make the bias strip method? There might be a little waste that way...I'll keep my eye out for the size you're looking for.
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011 09:30:28 PM »

Take the 1 3/4 and photocopy double size.  Cheesy

Your cut line would stay the same.  the 1/4 inch seam allowance would probably be off.  But do you really need to see that part?
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2011 05:05:50 PM »

check out this method its even easier than the printed paper, which I USE to love by the way!!!, now this is my method!

ETA: LOL the link would help http://myquilter.blogspot.com/2010/03/speedy-12-square-triangles-trick.html
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011 07:48:02 AM »

OMG! That is a fantastic tip! I wish I would've read it before I bought a package of Thangles......

Thanks so much!
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2011 01:32:38 PM »

@danni - thanks so much for that link!  I love that method.  I always made my own squares like they do here http://www.waukinvnetcorp.com/myquiltgenie/mgq_hst.php, but this new way seems like it's much faster.
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2011 04:43:17 PM »

@danni - thanks so much for that link!  I love that method.  I always made my own squares like they do here http://www.waukinvnetcorp.com/myquiltgenie/mgq_hst.php, but this new way seems like it's much faster.

I have found that this is easier done if the fabric has LOTS of starch this will make working with the bias a TON easier!
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