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Orange You Glad HST

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Classic
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What materials did you use? Stash of a variety of cotton fabrics in orange and white, with a few aquas and browns thrown in.

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What are you most proud of? that she loves it!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Supposedly, the rule for HSTs is to cut the square 7/8" larger than the size square you want to end up with... BUT I ALWAYS add a full 1" and ALWAYS "square-up" the pressed open HST to the finish size desired. You square it up just a snitch on each side and voila: perfection. All your seams will match, be crisp points, and a joy to create.

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I'm crazy about triangles quilts! Doing one now, need 800 or so 3" HST. Put 2 5" squares together, sew all 4 edges, cut diagonally, then sub-cut the triangels using a tringle square up ruler. Perfect every time.

08/04/2011 Flag

yes, that is an easy method but I struggle with the bias edges when I press open the seams. so I have to go the with the diagonal seams on the bias. but glad to hear that method works for you because it is such a time saver!

08/04/2011 Flag

You are brave. I am not sure I would handle all those bias edges carefully enough to not get stretch. So glad it works for you.

03/30/2013 Flag

thanks for the HST tips, I've heard of both ways and will try them to see which is easiest and works best for me. Joyce, one question, you use the square up ruler to get the perfect 3"?

08/14/2011 Flag

Yes, I always make my original squares a 1/4" bigger than required so that after I sew them into HSTs, I can square them up to perfection.

03/30/2013 Flag

I love the little pops of turquoise!

01/30/2012 Flag

thank you!

01/30/2012 Flag

Great Quilt - and the backing ia very beautiful too. I also know somebody who loves orange very much :-)

03/28/2013 Flag

Thank you! The backing as I recall is one from the Max & Whiskers line.

03/29/2013 Flag