Orange You Glad HST

Project Description

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

What you will need

  • Stash of a variety of cotton fabrics in orange and white
  • with a few aquas and browns thrown in.

Q&A with Karee

joyce150670644 asked:
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.
Karee answered:
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!
Sue430 asked:
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"?
Karee answered:
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.
Bonnie Wilson asked:
I love the little pops of turquoise!
Karee answered:
thank you!
innerwave asked:
Great Quilt - and the backing ia very beautiful too. I also know somebody who loves orange very much :-)
Karee answered:
Thank you! The backing as I recall is one from the Max & Whiskers line.

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