Aren’t they purty?
So now it’s on to Clue 2. What I just need to do is finish cutting apart my paper templates. I have them all sewn, just need to do the finishing.
Once again, as I’ve said before, I did a little dabling in the clues, and clue 2 was no exception.
I read the directions from Bonnie’s website and when she said to make 120 Half Square Triangles using her technique of strips and Easy Angles all I could hear in my head was “Wha Whan Wha Wha Whaaaaan”. (Charlie Brown at his desk during a math lesson… “wha whan wha?”)
I really don’t like cutting out strips. I will do it but if there is another way that I can do it without cutting strips then I’m there. What I found out last year with HST’s is that they turn out the best for me when I use a paper template.
1st is to sew the big X’s.
On my template, I’ve included a little 2 1/2″ strip at the bottom, perfect for a string, more 1/2 square triangles, bricks or squares. You can get Four 2″ finished HST’s from that little strip!
After cutting apart, I found that if I take out this little square ahead of time before slicing the triangles apart I won’t need to trim dog ears!
Then slice the triangles apart.
Then take the paper off…
Press and DONE!
And I think I’ve found a way to get that one rolling much quicker!
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