Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Patched Works 100 Blocks of Summer–Block 38

LISA_38Block of the day: #38

Section: Triangles

Featured Quilter:  Lisa

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Lisa says:  These Half Square Triangles finish at 3”.  My favorite method for making HST’s is the June Tailor Perfect Half-Square & Quarter-Square Triangle Ruler.  It’s an all-in-one tool to create perfect half and quarter-square triangles.  For half-square triangle blocks you mark the stitching lines; then sew.  Cut the stitched squares in half and press open and then square the blocks up to size.  

Additional blocks made by:  Jen & Mary

JEN_38 MARY_38

Mary says:  For this block I used my favorite way of making half square All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool: Easy-to-Follow Charts, Tables & Illustrations Yardage Requirements Cutting Instructions Setting Secrets Choosing Supplies Piecing Techniques Number Conversions & More! (PagePerfect NOOK Book)triangles.  I cut 2 squares, (one of each color) 3 7/8".  Place them right sides together and mark a diagonal line.  Sew a scant 1/4" on either side of the drawn line and cut on the marked line.  Open them up, press,  and you have two 3 1/2" half square triangles which is what you need for this block.  No waste!  And how did I know how big to cut my original squares so the half square triangles would end up the correct size?  I looked it up in the "All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool, a handy little book I picked up at Patched Works.

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