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Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting: Winners Announced

We welcome Guidelines4Quilting as a brand new sponsor!

The most common reaction when quilters see the innovative tools designed by Guidelines4Quilting is, "Why didn't someone do this before?!" They take so much of the math and guesswork out of cutting and piecing that the creative side of your brain can tell the other side, "Take a break, I'm quilting now." You can make blocks any size you want with their Finished-Size Quilting™ technique and their Ultimate Stashbuster™ is a fun way to turn your stash into finished blocks without even having to decide what you're going to make first.

Premium Member Perks:

Each month, Premium Members can take advantage of special discount(s) and deals. This month, they are celebrating the release of their brand new Guidelines Ruler. It's your choice. Get a ruler by itself or save big on a 6"x12" or 6"x24" Finished Size Quilting Set. Take advantage of these great discount deals!

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Three lucky quilters will win a 6"x24" Finished Size Quilting Set!          ($109 Value)

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See how the Finished Size Quilting Set and the Ultimate Stash Buster work by clicking on the images below:

 

Here's how to enter

Test your quilting I.Q. by taking the following quiz and post your answers in the comment section below. If you need help, answers can be found on their web page here. But there can be more than one right answer for Question 3. So, give it your best shot.

Question 1: What kind of triangles are Half Square Triangles?

  1. Isosceles Triangles
  2. Right Triangles
  3. Right isosceles triangles
  4. Equilateral Triangles

Question 2: What kind of triangles are Quarter Square Triangles? 

  1. Isosceles Triangles
  2. Right Triangles
  3. Right isosceles triangles
  4. Equilateral Triangles

Question 3: How can you tell Half Square Triangles from Quarter Square Triangles in blocks like these?

Question 4: How much seam allowance do you need to add to the finished size to make Half Square Triangles, using a quilt ruler alone?

Question 5: How much seam allowance do you need to add to the finished size to make Quarter Square Triangles, using a quilt ruler alone?

All entries must be posted by midnight (EST) August 31st 2011. One entry per person please! Please note: You must be logged in to Quilters Club of America to leave a comment. If you haven't created an account, it's easy! All you need is a username, password and email address.

And the winners are .... (drumroll, please)

thekranes

Junebug

Teresa J Boyles

Congratulations, everyone! You will receive an email with details on how to fulfill your prize.


Comments

ann-michelle wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 1 August 2011, 1:01 AM

Q1. right  isoseles triangles

Q2. right isoseles triangles

Q3. The grain. On a half square triangle the straight of the grain is on the two short sides, on a quarter square triangle the straight of the grain is on the long side.

Q4.  A quarter inch

Q5.  A quarter inch

Kathy M. Boice wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 1 August 2011, 1:14 AM

This all was hard for me to comprehend! I need to see it to understand it!!!

Question 1: Answer: #3

Question 2: Answer #3

Question 3: Answer: By the length/grain lines sides. ??

Question 4: Answer: 7/8 inch

Question 5: Answer: 1.4"

Mimi wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 1 August 2011, 8:10 PM

#1  right triangles

#2  isosceles triangles

#3  Quarter square triangles are smaller within a block, usually having the longest side against a square or the base of a half square triangle and have no right angle (90 degrees) but half square triangles are usually bigger taking up more of the design of the block.  Quarter square triangles are also usually pieced with other quarter square triangles forming a half square triangle.

#4  7/8 of an inch  (0.875 inch)

#5  1 and 1/4 inches (1.25 inches)

yellowtruckgirl1 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 8:47 AM

1) Right. 2) Isosceles 3) Length and/or grain. I quickly gauge myself by color variation also. 4) 0.875"-7/8 inch. 5) 1.25"- 1 1/4 inch. Fun!

Michelle wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:18 AM

Question 1 & 2… both are Right isosceles triangles

Question 3 ….by checking which way the grain runs

Question 4….for a Half Square Triangle add 7/8”

Question 5 ….for a Quarter Square Triangle add 1 ¼”

STACYB wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:30 AM

1. right isosceles  2. right isosceles 3. for 1/2 square the grain runs on the short sides and for 1/4 square the grain runs along the long side 4. 7/8 of an inch 5. 1 1/4 in.

Scomama wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:30 AM

1. right isosceles triangle

2. right isosceles triangle

3. look at the grain lines: if the grain  lines of the fabric run along the two short sides of the triangle, it is a half-square tirangle; if the grain line of the fabric runs along the long side of the triangle, it is a quarter- square triangle.

4. Add 7/8" for half-square triangle

5. Add 1 1/4" for quarter-square triangle

gini wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:30 AM

Q1 and 2  right trianles

Q 3  check the grain

Q  4  7/8ths inch

Q 5  i've never used a quarter square triangle

TheQuiltDaddy wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 10:20 AM

Q1 -  right  isoseles triangles

Q2 - right isoseles triangles

Q3 - On a half square triangle the straight of the grain is two short sides, on a quarter square triangle the straight of the grain is the long side.

Q4 - Quarter inch

Q5 - Quarter inch

Charlieandrita@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 10:34 AM

Question 1 - answer 3 - Right isosceles triangles

Question 2 - answer 3 - Right isosceles triangles

Question 3: You tell Half Square Triangles from Quarter Square Triangles in blocks by looking at the grain - on a half square triangle, the grain is on the short sides, on a quarter square triangle, the grain is on the long side

Question 4: You need to add 7/8 to your aquare to get a 1/4 seam allowance on a  Half Square Triangles

Question 5: You need to add 1 1/4 to your aquare to get a 1/4 seam allowance on a  Quarter Square Triangles

Barb S wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 11:00 AM

1. and 2. Right isosceles triangles

3. Check the grain - half-square grain is on the  short sides of triangle, quarter-square the grain is on the long side of the triangle

4.  add 7/8 inch

5. add 1 1/4 inch

Barbara Sullivan

Sharon45 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 11:27 AM

1.  Right isoscles triangle

2.  Right isoscles triangle

3.  The grain on a half square triangle will run on the short sides of the triangle whereas the grain on the quarter square triangle will run along the long side of the triangle

4.   add 7/8 inch for the half square triangle seam allowance

5.   add 1 1/4 inch for the quarter square triangle seam allowance

stichnRN wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 11:28 AM

1.  3

2.  3

3.  where the straight grain is.

4.  7/8 inch

5. 1 1/4 inch

stichnRN@aol.com

Merrilee wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 11:55 AM

1. #3

2  #3

3.  By looking for the straight of the grain and the direction it is set in.

4.  7/8 inch

5.  1 and 1/4 inch

gladrag@snet.net

Merrilee wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 11:55 AM

1. #3

2  #3

3.  By looking for the straight of the grain and the direction it is set in.

4.  7/8 inch

5.  1 and 1/4 inch

gladrag@snet.net

Lukeaj85 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 1:54 PM

1.  3

2.  3

3.  By looking at the grain

4.  7/8

5.  1 1/4 inch

Lisa wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 6:42 PM

1. 3

2. 3

3.  Look at the grain of the fabric

4. 7/8 inch

5. 1 1/4 inch

mars1948 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 8:36 PM

            1.  #3 isosceles triangles

            2.  #3 isosceles triangles

            3.  Look at the grain lines in the fabric

            4.  7/8 inch seam allowance added to finished size

            5.  1 1/4 inch seam allowance added to finished size

Cassie22 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 3 August 2011, 10:29 AM

1.  2. right triangles

2.  2. right triangles

3.  Half square triangles take 2 to make a square; quarter square triangles take 4

4.  A quarter inch

5.  A quarter inch

Kelie wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 3 August 2011, 4:06 PM

1. Right  isoseles triangles

2. Right isoseles triangles

3. I have no clue :( I am still new to quilting

4. 1/4 inch

5. 1/4 inch ... just guessing on the last 2 i just do what the book tells me to do

dorkymom51@verizon.net wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 3 August 2011, 7:40 PM

1.  Right Triangles

2.  Equilateral Triangles

3.  Usually, if it takes four pieces to make the square it is a quarter square.  If it would take two pieces to make a square, it is a half square.  Doesn't always mean they are used that way, just have to visualize it in your head.

4.  1" including outside margins

5.  I'm not sure how to explain--each outside edge is .25", then there is a .5" added to make the center seam between each two quarters, then the .5 for the center seam between the half square triangles that result.  Hope this makes sense.

BentonV wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 9:26 AM

Q1. Answer - #3

Q2. Answer - #3

Q3. Length of the grain

Q4. Add  7/8"

Q5. Add 1-1/4"

Carly wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 9:49 AM

1. Right isosceles triangle

2. Right isosceles triangle

3.  HST's have the grain on the short side and QST's have the grain on the long side

4.  7/8"

5.  1 1/4"  

Carly wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 9:51 AM

Whew, I had to go back and forth several times to get this all in my head.  Now, what national chains are carrying your products??  I would love to be a product tester and reviewer for quilters.  I generally am able to follow written directions well and can point out naturally occurring pitfalls in most products.

Carly in SC

Nancy wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 10:02 AM

Question 1 - #3 Right Isosceles Triangles

Question 2 - #3 Right Isosceles Triangles

Question 3 - by determining whether the grain line runs along the short or long side of the triangle

Question 4 - 7/8 "

Question 5 - 1-1/4"

Wow - I had to think all the way back to Jr. High geometry class for this one!  Loved it - thanks for the brain buster!!!!!

Judy T-Bellingham wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 10:02 AM

Questions 1 and 2 are both Right isosceles triangles

Question 3 - I would say if a square block has four equal triangles, they are quarter triangles.

Question 4 - Add 7/8"

Question 5 - Add 1.25 (1-1/4")

I'm going to take some time to look more closely at the quilting tools and read through the website. Very interesting. I do have trouble cutting those weird sizes. Oh heck, I admit, I have trouble cutting any size accurately!

Carol wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 10:09 AM

This is a fabulous product. I learned so much just from checking out the web page. If I don't win, I'm buying some anyway!!

Anwers to quiz:

1. Right Triangle

Julie Johnson wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 10:10 AM

Question #1 - is right isosceles triangles

Question #2 - right isosceles triangles

Question #3 - by which way the grain runs

Question #4 - 7/8 inch

Question #5 - 1.25 inch

Carol wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 10:14 AM

The Guidelines For Quilters line of products look amazing. And sew :) easy to use!!

My answers to the quiz:

1. Right Triangle

2. Right Triangle

3. Check the grain of the fabric, on a quarter triangle it will be bias grain on the two shorter sides, and straight grain on the long side; on a half square triangle the bias is on the longer side.

4. Add 7/8 inch

5. Add 1 1/4 inch.

I've had this on my wish list for a while, now that they are a QCA sponsor I will purchase for sure - if I don't win....

nightnursedeb@hotmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 10:47 AM

1.Right Triangle

2. Isosceles

3. The grain line

4. 7/8"

5. 1 1/4"

roxieleigh wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 10:58 AM

1) 1 2) 1 3) I have no idea! 4)1/4 inch 5) 1/4 inch.

Genevieve wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 11:23 AM

1. 1, 2, and 3

2. 1, 2, and 3

3. The quarter-square triangles are smaller and usually (but not always) form an X shape within a particular square (when they do form the x, they're composed of 4 pieces of fabric all being triangles formed to make a square). Any square within the block that only has two pieces and forms a diagonal line is half-square. If it looks half square, but one of the halves has two equally-sized pieces on it (so there are 3 pieces of fabric total in the square), then it's actually quarter-square.

4. 7/8"

5. 1 1/4"

Linda E in AZ wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 11:39 AM

1-Right isosceles triangles

2-Right isosceles triangles

3-Check the grain:  half sq triangles have straight grain on short sides whereas qtr sq triangles have straight grain on long side

4-0.875" or 7/8" (actually 0.854" needed)

5-1.25" or 1 1/4" (actually 1.207" needed)

jpadden53 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 12:11 PM

1. Answer 3 - rt isosceles triangle

2. Answer 3 - rt isosceles triangle

3. The short sides of 1/4 square triangle are bias, long side is on straight. It would take four of these to make a square. The short sides of 1/2 square triangle are on straight with long side on bias.  It takes two of these units to make a square.

4. 7/8 inch added to desired finished size.  You really need a Guidelines4quilting ruler to make these accurately.

5. 1 1/4 inch added to desired finished size. Again, you need a great tool to make these accurately.

cscmath wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 12:16 PM

1. right isosceles triangles

2. right isosceles triangles

3. The grainline is on the outside of the block: two shorts sides are on grain in half-square triangles, and one long side (hypotenuse) is on the grain in quarter-square triangles.

4. 7/8"

5. 1 1/4"

CEJBLACK wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 12:18 PM

1 and 2:  Both are right isosceles triangles.

3.  Half square triangles have the grain on the short sides; quarter square triangles have the grain on the long side.

4.  7/8"

5.  1 1/4 "

ginabead wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 12:22 PM

Q1. right  isosceles triangles

Q2. right isosceles triangles

Q3.  A half square triangle the straight of the grain is on the short sides. A quarter square triangle has the straight of the grain on the long side.

Q4.  7/8"

Q5.  1 1/4"

shannon@thekuders.com wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 12:36 PM

1.  right isosceles triangles

2.  right isosceles triangles

3.  1/2 square triangles: it takes 2 to make a square, they join along the long side of the triangles on the diagonal of the square (normally the bias grain).  1/4 square triangles:  it takes 4 to make a square, two 1/4 square triangles make one 1/2 square triangle, they join along short sides (normally the bias) from corner of square to the middle of the square.

4.  7/8"

5.  1 1/4"

Can't wait to get one of your rulers.  They look fantastic and easy to use!!

Queen of TUT wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 12:54 PM

1.  right isosceles triangles

2.  right isosceles triangles

3.  Half-square triangles: takes 2 triangles to make the square. Quarter-square triangles:  takes 4 to make the square.

4.  7/8"

5.  1 1/4"

I'm still new to quilting and these rulers would help so very much!!!

jmstavran wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 1:11 PM

Q1 answers 1-3 are all correct. Half square triangles are right isosceles because they have one 90

angle and two 45 degree angles.

Q2 again answers 1-3 are correct. Quarter square triangles are right isosceles. See explanation above.

Q 3 size and appearance alone doesn't differentiate, but grain line and bias edges will.

Q4 add 7/8 inches to finished size measurement for half square triangles.

Q5 add 1.25 inches to finished size measurement for quarter square triangles.

Your products look wonderful and I would love to win!

ewrichards2 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 1:46 PM

1.  Equilateral Triangles

2.  Equilateral Triangles

3.  The bias edges are never on the outside edge of the block.

4.  I can’t remember; I need the Guidelines 4 Quilting Set!

5.  I can’t remember; I need the Guidelines 4 Quilting Set!

Wendy wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 2:25 PM

1. right angle triangle 2. isosceles triange 3.direction of the fabric grain 4. 7/8" added to finished size

5. 1.25" added to finished size  This sounds like a great tool kit- sure takes the complicated math out of quilting.

Patricia Faye wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 3:09 PM

1 - answer 3 - Right isosceles triangles

2 - answer 3 - Right isosceles triangles

3 - You can tell Half Square Triangles from Quarter Square Triangles in blocks by looking at the grain.  The grain runs up and down and side to side. On a a Half Square Triangle, the grain is on the short sides and on a quarter square triangle, the grain is on the long side.

4 - You need to add 7/8 for a 1/4 seam allowance on the Half Square Triangle

5 - You need to add 1 1/4 for a 1/4 seam allowance on the Quarter Square Triangle

Dot D wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 3:34 PM

1. Right Isosceles triangle

2. Right Isosceles triangle

3. Check the grain-half square the grain on short sides/ quarter square- grain on the long sides

4. 7/8"

5. 1 1/4"

brat8690@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 3:37 PM

1. 3

2. 3

3. the grain of fabric is on short side of Half Square Triangles and on the long side of the Quarter Square Triangles

4. 7/8 inch

5. 1.25 inches

QUILTER OVERWHELMED wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 3:53 PM

1 and 2:  Both are right isosceles triangles.

3.  Half-square triangles have the grain on the short sides.  Quarter-square triangles have the grain on the long side.

4.  7/8 inch

5.  1 1/4 inch

Debbie wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 3:58 PM

1. right isosceles triangle

2. right isosceles triangle

3. By the grain of the fabric--on half square triangles the grain runs with the short sides of the triangle and on quarter square triangles the grain runs with the long side of the triangle

4. 7/8"

5. 1 1/4"

1wit747 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 4:26 PM

1. & 2. right isosceles triantles

3.  The 1/2 square triangle has its short sides along the grain of the fabric.  The quarter square triangle has the long side along the grain of the fabric.

4. 7/8"

5. 1.25"

lisa.torrey wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 5:09 PM

1.  right isosceles

2.  right isosceles

3.  two triangles per square with the diagonals sewn together, versus four triangles per square with the diagonals forming the four sides of the block

4.  0.875"

5.  1.25"

The website is very intriguing, with excellent video explanations.

Jennifer Schifano Thomas wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 5:11 PM

1.  2

2.  2

3.  Half Square triangles - the right angle is on the outside of the block.  Quarter Square triangles - the right angle is on the inside of the block.

4.  7/8"

5.  1-1/4"

tprouty wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 5:15 PM

1. 3) Right Isosceles triangle

2. 3) Right Isosceles triangle

3. Half square triangles have straight grain on the two short sides (bias on the long side). Quarter square triangles have straight grain on the one long side (bias on the two short sides). Bias (more stretchy) edges are generally enclosed within a pieced quilt block, leaving straight grain on the outside edges for stability. Which side of the triangle lies on the edge of the assembled block determines the need for HST or QST.

4. Add 7/8" to the square before cutting to HST

5. Add 1.25" to the square before cutting to QST

I've already pre-ordered a set of tools, but I would love to have another for students to use!

Ms MoomMist wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 6:08 PM

#1 -  right  isoseles triangles

#2 - right isoseles triangles

#3 - On a half square triangle the straight of the grain is two short sides, on a quarter square triangle the straight of the grain is the long side.

#4 - Quarter inch

#5 - Quarter inch

I have a 2 but my big ruler broke, I still can use it but it is a bit wabbly in one spot. So I'd love to have the whole set.

Donna wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 6:11 PM

1.  Right isosoles trianges

2.  Right isosoles trianges

3.  Fabric Grain - 1/2 Square Trianges have the grain on the short sides, and 1/4 Square Trianges have the grain on the long sides

4.  Add  - 7/8"

5.  Add  - 1 1/4 "

Pat Johnson wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 6:31 PM

1. 3

2. 3

3.  By looking at the grain of the fabric

4. 7/8 inch

5. 1 1/4 inch

Qwlt Ldy wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 7:16 PM

1.  Right isosoles trianges

2.  Right isosoles trianges

3.  Fabric Grain - 1/2 Square Trianges have the grain on the short sides, and 1/4 Square Trianges have the grain on the long sides

4. 7/8 inch

5. 1 1/4 inch

Connie Steinhart wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 7:59 PM

1.  #3 right isosceles triangles

2.  #3 right isosceles triangles

3.  half square triangles have the grain line on the short side of the triangle and quarter square triangles have the grain line on the long side of the triangle.

4.  .854"  which is usually done by 7/8'' addition for the seam allowance

5.  1.207" which is usually done by 1 1/4" addition for the seam allowance

PKT wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 8:05 PM

1.  3.  rt. isoc.

2. 3. rt isoc.

3. In the quarter triangle the long sides are along the grain.

    In half triangles, the short sides are along the grain

4. 7/8 of an inch

5. 1 1/4 inches

Carol wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 8:43 PM

Answers for 1 and 2, both are Right Isosceles Triangles.

Answer 3, By the grainlines:  long edge on quarter squares, and short edges on half squares.

Answer 4, use 7/8"

Answer 5, use 1 1/4"

Great information on this site, Thanks!

Kathy wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Friday, 5 August 2011, 7:01 AM

Answer 1.  Right isosceles triangles

Answer 2.  Right isosceles triangles

Answer 3.  You can tell Half Square Triangles from Quarter Square Triangles in blocks by looking at the grain - with Half Square Triangles the grain is on the short sides, and with Quarter Square Triangles, the grain is on the long side.

Answer 4.  7/8" for Half Square Triangles

Answer 5.  1and 1/4 inch for Quarter Square Triangles

Carrie wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Friday, 5 August 2011, 7:45 AM

Q1 #3 Right isosceles triangles

Q2 #3 Right isosceles triangles

Q3 There are 4 right isosceles triangles in a square to make a quarter square triangle, all long sides on the outer edge of square, triangles meeting in the middle to make an 'X' with sewing lines.

Q4 7/8"

Q5 1 1/4"

(I would draw the finished size on back of fabric and add parallel cutting line 1/4" from finished size)

lauri822@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Friday, 5 August 2011, 9:11 AM

1-Right Isoscoles; 2- Right Isosceles; 3-Look at the grain line, QST will have grain on long side; 4-7/8"; 5- 1/14"

janicep-7 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Friday, 5 August 2011, 9:39 AM

The answers are;  #1. right isoscoles triangles    #2. Right isoscoles tiangles  #3. The seam line in each small square-- the half square triangles has only one seam diagonally  and the quarter square tiangles has 2 seams diagonally or three in a block that is a half of a quarter square triangle . #4. 7/8" added for seam allowances for half square triangles.   #5.  1 1/4" added for quarter square triangles.

sudale wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Friday, 5 August 2011, 12:29 PM

1.  Isosceles triangle

2.  Isosceles triangle

3.  You tell Half Square Triangles from Quarter Square Triangles in blocks by looking at the grain - on a half square triangle, the grain is on the short sides, on a quarter square triangle, the grain is on the long side

4.  7/8"

5.   1 1/4"

rdowner wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Friday, 5 August 2011, 3:43 PM

1. right isoceles

1. right isoceles

3. quarter square seams are along bottom, half square seams are along short sides

4. .854

5. 1.207

Lisa wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Friday, 5 August 2011, 6:11 PM

1. Right isosceles triangles

2. Right isosceles triangles

3. The grain on half square triangles is on the short sides.  The grain on quarter square triangles is on the long side.

4.  7/8 inch

5.  1 1/4 inch

mary.lewis wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Friday, 5 August 2011, 6:29 PM

1. right isosceles triangle      

2. right isosceles triangle

3. 1/2 square triangle has short  sides on fabric  grain &  1/4 square triangle has long side on grain of fabric        

4. 1/2 sq. triangle needs 0.854 or 7/8 inch on standard ruler    

5. 1/4 sq. triangle needs 1.207 or 1 1/4 inch on standard ruler  

Nancy Mann wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 6:59 AM

1.  #3

2. #3

3. The grain on 1/2 square triangle runs along 2 short sides. The grain on 1/4 square triangle runs along the 1 long side.

4.  7/8" for 1/2 square triangle

5.  1 1/4" for 1/4 square triangle

Joyce Kattine wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 10:08 AM

1.  right isoceles

2. right isoceles

3.  The grain on 1/2 square triangles  runs on the short sides and the grain on the 1/4 square triangle runs on the long side

4.  7/8 inch

5.  1 1/4 inch

hpetrik@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 12:54 PM

1. Right Isosceles triangle

2. Right Isosceles triangle

3. The grain of the fabric on a quarter triangle will be bias grain on the two shorter sides, and straight grain on the long side.  A half square triangle has the bias is on the longer side.

4. .854"

5. 1.207"

PATRICIAR-11 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 2:13 PM

1 and 2:  #3

3:  by the grain- on half sq. on short sides and on quarter sq. on long side

4:  7/8 inch

5.  1-1/4 inch

MARILYNM-14 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 2:25 PM

1. Right Isosceles triangle

2. Right Isosceles triangle

3. Fabric grain- Half Square Triangle, runs along short sides of triangle. Quarter Square Triangle- runs along long side of triangle.

4. 7/8 " (0.875")

5. 1 1/4" (1.25")

MARILYNM-14 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 2:30 PM

1. Right Isosceles triangle

2. Right Isosceles triangle

3. Fabric grain- Half Square Triangle, runs along short sides of triangle. Quarter Square Triangle- runs along long side of triangle.

4. 7/8 " (0.875")

5. 1 1/4" (1.25")

Glenna wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 2:33 PM

1 and 2 - right triangles.  

3 - half-square triangles have 1 bias edge, quarter square have 2.

4 - .854"

5 - 1.207"  

New rulers are always fun - can't have too many rulers!!!

Louise wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 2:45 PM

1. right triangles

2. right triangles

3. Half sq triangles have one bias edge, quarter sq triangles have 2 bias edges

4. .854 or 7/8 in

5.  1.27 " or 1 1/4 in

Louise wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 2:46 PM

1. right triangles

2. right triangles

3. Half sq triangles have one bias edge, quarter sq triangles have 2 bias edges

4. .854 or 7/8 in

5.  1.27 " or 1 1/4 in

sassypixie wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 5:09 PM

1. right isosceles triangle  2. right isosclles triangles 3. check the grain of fabric   4. 7/8 inch 5.  1/1/4 inch  

Lisa Marie wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 8:09 PM

1. Right isosceles triangles

2. Right isosceles triangles

3. HST has grain running along the short sides of the triangle, QST has grain running along the long side of the triangle

4. 7/8 inch

5. 1 1/4 inches

Karen wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 9:25 PM

1.  right isoceles

2. right isoceles

3.  The grain on 1/2 square triangles  runs on the short sides and the grain on the 1/4 square triangle runs on the long side

4.  7/8 inch

5.  1 1/4 inch

glass2quilts wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 10:17 PM

#1 & #2 Both are #3 Right isosceles triangles

#3. Half square triangles have the long side cut on the bias and the straight of grain on the 2 short sides, which are on the outside edges of the block.  The quarter square triangles have the long side cut on the straight of grain, which goes on the outside edge of the block, and the 2 short sides are cut on the bias and go inside the block.

#4 Half square triangles use squares cut 7/8 inch larger than the finished block size and then trimmed down after pieced.

#5 Quarter square triangles use squares cut 1.25 inch larger than the finished block size and then trimmed down after pieced.

GAYLED-2 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Sunday, 7 August 2011, 10:48 AM

#1 & 2 BOTH ARE RIGHT ISOSOELES TRIANGLES

#3 HALF SQUARE TRIANGLE TAKE UP HALF OF A SQUARE AND THE LONG SIDE IS ON THE BIAS. qUARTER SQUARE TRIANGLES ARE ONE FOURTH OF A SQUARE AND THE LONG SIDE IS CUT ON THE STRAIGHT OF THE GRAIN.

#4 7/8 INCH LARGER

#5 1.25 INCH LARGER

Carey wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Sunday, 7 August 2011, 3:57 PM

Right Isoscles Triangles

Right Isoscles Triangles.

You can tell by the size of the triangle the quarter square triangle is smaller than the half square triangle.

Terri wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 8 August 2011, 8:58 AM

1. Right Isosocles triangles

2. Right Isosocles triangles

3. By looking at the fabric grain

4. Seven eights inch more

5. one and a quarter inch more

bpcampion@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 8 August 2011, 10:01 AM

#1  right triangles

#2  isosceles triangles

#3  Quarter square triangles are smaller within a block, usually having the longest side against a square or the base of a half square triangle and have no right angle (90 degrees) but half square triangles are usually bigger taking up more of the design of the block.  Quarter square triangles are also usually pieced with other quarter square triangles forming a half square triangle.

#4  7/8 of an inch  (0.875 inch)

#5  1 and 1/4 inches (1.25 inches)

OhRutRoh wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 8 August 2011, 1:19 PM

Questions #1 and #2 are right isosceles triangles.

Question #3: by looking at the grain.  Quarter squares will always have the grain running on the long side, while Half Quarters will have the grain running on the short sides.

Question #4:  I would add 7/8" in order to maintain a 1/4" seam allowance.

Question #5:  I would add 1 and 1/4" in order to maintain a 1/4" seam allowance.

OhRutRoh wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 8 August 2011, 1:20 PM

Questions #1 and #2 are right isosceles triangles.

Question #3: by looking at the grain.  Quarter squares will always have the grain running on the long side, while Half Quarters will have the grain running on the short sides.

Question #4:  I would add 7/8" in order to maintain a 1/4" seam allowance.

Question #5:  I would add 1 and 1/4" in order to maintain a 1/4" seam allowance.

Sewlove2create wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 8 August 2011, 2:10 PM

Question #1: Right Isosceles Triangle

Question #2: Right Isosceles Triangle

Question #3: Focus on each patch. Each patch is usually made of one of 4 combinations of squares, half triangles and quarter triangles. The half triangles will have the gain line on their short sides and the half triangles will have the gain line on their long side.

Question #4: Add 7/8 or (.875)"

Question #5: Add 1.25 or (1.25)"

abcquilting@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 8 August 2011, 11:34 PM

Question #1 Right isosceles triangles

Question #2 Right isosceles triangles

Question #3 1. Look at the grain. The 1/2 square have the long side on the bias. The 1/4 square has the 2 short sides on the grain. Also look at the patch. One square=one square in the patch. 2 squares made up of 2 triangles=1/2 square triangle. 3 squares-1 large triangle with a long side which also has 1 small triangle on each small side =1/4 square triangle. 4 triangles in patch =1/4 square triangles.

Question #4 1/2 square triangle needs exactly 0.875 which is not on the standard ruler and therefore the correct answer would be 1/2"

Quesion #5 1/4 square triangle needs exactly 1.25" which are not on a standard ruler therefore the correct answer would be 1 1/4"

abcquilting@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 10:46 AM

Question #1 Right isosceles Triangles

Question #2 Right isosceles Triangles

Question #3 1/2 square triangles have the short sides on the grain, the 1/4 square triangles have the long side on the grain. You can also look at the patch-if are 2 triangles of equal size, you have 1/2 square triangles, if there are 3-flying geese for example-the 2 are 1/2 square triangles, if there are 4 equal size triangles, you have 1/4 square triangles.

Question #4 1/2" for  half square triangles

Question #5 1 1/4" for quarter square triangles (The exact amounts are 7/8" for the 1/2 square and 0.875 for the 1/4 square and since your ruler allows for these exact measurements each triangle will turn out right with no addition alterations. Your product is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!)

Question #5

Cheryl Greenleaf wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 4:50 PM

Answer 1: Right isosceles triangles

Answer 2: Right isosceles triangles

Answer 3: Grain runs along the short sides of Half Square Triangles with the bias along the long sides.  Grain runs along the long sides of Quarter Square Triangles with the bias along the short sides.

Answer 4: Using a conventional quilt ruler you would add 7/8" (or 0.875" which is as close to 0.854" as you can get) for the seam allowance to make Half Square Triangles.

Answer 5: Using a conventional quilt ruler you would add 1 1/4" (or 1.25" which is as close to 1.207" as you can get) for the seam allowance to make Quarter Square Triangles.

Gina C wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 8:07 PM

1. Right isosceles triangles

2 . Right isosceles triangles

3 . The grain runs along the short side of the half square triangle and along the long side of the     quarter square triangle.  

4 . 7/8"

5 - 1 1/4"

Junebug wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 9:39 PM

1. Right isosceles triangles

2. Right isosceles triangles

3. You can distinguish half square triangles from quarter square triangles by examining fabric grain.  The grain runs along the short sides of a half square triangle and on the long sides of a quarter square triangle.

4. .854" rounded to 7/8"

5. 1.207" rounded to 1 1/4"

Maureen Mate wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 10:21 PM

1) Right Isoceles

2) Right Isoceles

3) HSTs grain is on the short sides whereas QSTs grain is on the long side.

4) 7/8" (0.875)

5) 1 1/4" (1.25)

vickiterp wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 10 August 2011, 9:35 AM

Question 1: 3. Right Isosceles Triangles

Question 2: 3. Right Isosceles Triangles

Question 3: Focusing on each patch alone will help distinguish which is which and you can also check the grainlines

Question 4:  0.854” which is impossible to do using a quilt ruler alone if being exactly precise. But you can round up and use the next closest which would be 0.875 (7/8").

Question 5: 1.207” which is also impossible to do using a quilt ruler alone if being exactly precise. You would need to round up and use the next closest which would be 1.25 (1 1/4").

ALICEM wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 10 August 2011, 7:21 PM

Question 1:

  3. Right isosceles triangles

Question 2:

 3. Right isosceles triangles

Question 3:

 Where 4 triangles make up a "square", these are Quarter Square Triangles.  Where 2 triangles make up a "square" these are Half Square Triangles.  In the squares with 3 triangles, the 2 smaller ones are Quarter square combined with 1 half square.

Question 4:

  7/8 inch

Question 5:

  1 1/4 inch

Mary wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 10 August 2011, 11:36 PM

Question 1:  Right isosceles triangle

Question 2:  Right isosceles triangle

Question by me:  Am I the only person who had to ask her teenage daughter what an isosceles triangle is?  I mean, those high school math classes were some (ahem!) years ago and, well, the memory isn't quite what it used to be...

Question 3:  Look at the grain of the fabric, if you really have to know.

Question 4:  7/8 inch

Question 5: 1 1/4 inch

Jan wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 11 August 2011, 10:27 AM

Q 1: Right Triangle

Q 2: Isosceles Triangle

Q 3: Look at the triangles.  The right triangles are the half square.  The other ones are the quarter square. The grain of the fabric should confirm that.

Q 4: 7/8 inch

Q 5: 1 1/4 inch

Linette Batterman wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 11 August 2011, 3:13 PM

#1 3 Right Right isosceles triangles

#2 3Right isosceles triangles

#3 There are 2 half squarge triangles to a block and 2 quarter square Triangles and a half square Triangles or 4 quarter Sq Triangles to a block, allowing for the straight of grain to always be on the outside of the block and bias to be on the inside seams, to help prevent stretching out of shape.(don't ask how I learned this the hard way!)

#4 7/8 inch

#5 1 1/4 inch

Beverly wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 11 August 2011, 5:12 PM

Question 1: right isoscoles triangle

Beverly wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 11 August 2011, 5:17 PM

Question 1: right ososceles triangle

Question 2: right ososceles triange

Question 3: On a half-square triangle the grain runs on the two short sides and on the quarter-square triangle the grain runs along the long side.

Question 4: 7/8 inch

Question 5: 1 1/4 inch

Mary Ann wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 11 August 2011, 6:25 PM

1.  Right isosceles triangles

2.  Right isosceles triangles

3.  1/2 square triangle fabric grain runs on the short sides of triangles

    1/4 square triangle fabric grain runs on the long side of triangle.

4.  exact 0.854" rounds out to 7/8" (0.875")

5.  exact 1.207" rounds out to 1 1/4" (1.25")

koda wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 11 August 2011, 6:27 PM

Hello!  Your rulers and tools look amazing especially for folks that have prolems with thier hands!

Answers to the above questions as follows:

1. Right Isoceles

2. Right Isoceles

3. The fabric grain runs along the short sides on a 1/2 square triangle, the fabric grain runs along the  long side of a 1/4 square triangle.

4. Although the seam allowance should be a scant quarter of an inch, the finished size with a ruler for half triangle would be .875 (7/8") on the ends of the triangle.

5. Again, seam allowance is scant quarter of an inch for a quarter square triangle would be 1.25 (1 1/4").

Thank-you.

Lisa wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 11 August 2011, 6:29 PM

1. Right Triangles

2. Right Triangles

3.Check grain

4. 7/8"

5. 1 1/4"

Lisa

Pam Thurston wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Friday, 12 August 2011, 8:56 AM

1 right triangles

2 right triangles

3 by looking at the grain  in the 1/2 square the grain runs on short side of the triangle

the 1/4 square grain runs on the long side of the  triangle

4 7/8"

5 1 1/4"

thanks for the chance

gem43 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Friday, 12 August 2011, 2:55 PM

1 rt. isosceles triangle

2 rt. isosceles triangle

3 The grain runs along the short side of 1/2 sq. triangle but along the the long side of a 1/4 sq. triangle

4 7/8"

5 1 1/4

Lisa wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Friday, 12 August 2011, 7:53 PM

1. Right Isosceles Triangle

2. Right Isosceles Triangle

3. For Half square triangles, the hypotenuse is diagonal in the block (cross grain?). For quarter square triangles the hypotenuse is vertical or horizontal (on grain?).

4. 7/8"

5. 1 and 1/4"

Debi wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 13 August 2011, 12:46 PM

1. Right Isosceles Triangle

2.  Right Isosceles Triangel

3.  For half square triangles the grain runs the short sides of the triangle.  For the quarter square it runs along the long side.

4.  7/8"

5.  1 1/4"

Teresa J Boyles wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 13 August 2011, 6:42 PM

1.) rt. isosceles Triangle

2.) rt. isosceles triangle

3.) the difference between a half square triangle and a quarter square one is where the straight of the grain is, for a half square it is along the shorter sides, for the quarter square it is along the long side.

4.) 7/8"

5.) 1.25"

memoose wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Sunday, 14 August 2011, 8:11 AM

1.  right isosceles triangle

2.  right isosceles triangle

3. if grain runs on the short side, it's a half square triangle, if grain runs on the long side, it's a quarter square triangle

4.  add 7/8 inch

5.  add 1.25 inch

memoose wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Sunday, 14 August 2011, 8:11 AM

1.  right isosceles triangle

2.  right isosceles triangle

3. if grain runs on the short side, it's a half square triangle, if grain runs on the long side, it's a quarter square triangle

4.  add 7/8 inch

5.  add 1.25 inch

arizonagirl wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Sunday, 14 August 2011, 6:56 PM

#1  right isosceles triangle

#2  right isosceles triangle

#3  by the grain line. on the half square triangle it is on the 2 short sides and on the quarter square     triangle is on the long side.

#4  add 7/8 inch

#5  add 1 1/4 inch

dwasylk wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Sunday, 14 August 2011, 8:09 PM

1. Right isosceles triangle

2. Right isosceles triangle

3. On a half square triangle, the grain runs on the short side; with a quarter square triangle the grain runs on the long side.

4. Add 7/8 inch

5. Add 1 1/4 inch

nphill53@roadrunner.com wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Sunday, 14 August 2011, 9:33 PM

1-Right isosceles triangles

2-Right isosceles triangles

3-Check the grain:  half square triangles have the straight grain on short sides but qaurter square triangles have the straight grain on long side

4-0.875" or 7/8" (actually 0.854" needed)

5-1.25" or 1 1/4" (actually 1.207" needed)

adaired wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 15 August 2011, 9:52 AM

1. right isosceles triangle

2. right isosceles triangle

3. by looking at the grain of the fabric

4. 7/8 inch

5. 1 1/4 inch

Wendy wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 15 August 2011, 10:54 AM

#1  right isosceles triangle

#2  right isosceles triangle

#3  by looking at the grain line. halves have the grain line on the two short sides, and quarters have the     grain line on the long side.

#4   7/8

#5    1 1/4

ANNETTEG-3 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 15 August 2011, 6:12 PM

1. Right Isosceles

2. Right Isosceles

3. By looking at the grain lines.  Note:  Half square trianges have the grain line on the short sides where quarter triangles have the grain line on the long side.

4. 7/8"

5. 1 1/4"

Tracy wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 16 August 2011, 9:00 AM

Answers as follows:

1.  Right Isosceles

2.  Right Isosceles

3.  Both Half Square and Quarter Square Triangles are cut from squares. A HST is cut in half diagonally. A QST is cut into quarters. Both will have 3 sides, but the grain on the HST will run on the short sides, and the grain on the QST will run on the long side.

4.  7/8 inch

5.  1 1/4 inch

Lucinda wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 16 August 2011, 9:02 AM

Q1. right  isoseles triangles

Q2. right isoseles triangles

Q3. The grain. On a half square triangle the straight of the grain is on the two short sides, on a quarter square triangle the straight of the grain is on the long side.

Q4.  A quarter inch

Q5.  A quarter inch

judy.bean@cox.net wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 16 August 2011, 9:47 AM

1. right isosceles triangles

2. right isosceles triangles

3. half-sq straight grain on 2 short sides, quarter-sq straight grain on long side

4.  half-sq .854 or 7/8 inch

5.  quarter-sq 1.207 or 1 s1/4 inch

stevzwoo wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 16 August 2011, 12:19 PM

1. right isosceles triangles

2. right isosceles triangles

3.  1/2 square triangles straight grain is on the 2 short sides,  1/4 triangles straight grain is on the long side.

4. 7/8 inch

5.  1.25 inch

MNnancy wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 16 August 2011, 12:46 PM

Q1- right triangles

Q2- right triangles

Q3- by checking the straight of grain

Q4- 7/8"

Q5- 1 1/4"

Thanks for sponsoring QCA!

Steph wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 16 August 2011, 3:07 PM

1.  Right isosceles triangles

2.  Right isosceles triangles

3. Check the straight of the grain - half-square grain is on the  short sides of triangle, quarter-square the grain is on the long side of the triangle

4.  7/8"

5. 1 1/4 "

Margery wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 17 August 2011, 8:14 AM

1. right  isoseles triangles

2. right  isoseles triangles

3. straight of the grain may be one way. But the obvious way for me is to look at where the right angle the triangle points.  If it points into the center of the square - it is quarter sq triangles.  If the right angle points to the outside of the sq, then it is a half sq triangle.  Plus each half of the Half sq triangle forms two sides of the square and each Qtr Sq triangle forms one side of the square.

4. 7/8"

5. 1 1/4"

Carmel wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 17 August 2011, 10:48 AM

1. Right isoseles triangles

2. Right isoseles triangles

3. When you look at the grain lines on half square triangles the grain runs on the short side. When you look at the grain on quarter square triangles the grain runs on the long side.

4. 7/8"

5. 1 1/4"

terri wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 17 August 2011, 1:09 PM

1. right isoseles triangle

2. right isoseles triangle

3. look at grain of fabric

4. 7/8

5. 1 1/4

Margaret wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 17 August 2011, 1:56 PM

1. right isoseles triangle

2. right isoseles triangle

3. look at grain of fabric

4. 7/8

5. 1 1/4

MaryAnn wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 17 August 2011, 5:55 PM

1.  3-right isoseles triangle

2.  3-right isoseles triangle

3.  grain is on short side of HST and on long side of QST

4.  7/8 in.

5.  1 1/4 in.

Sandra Thiesen wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 17 August 2011, 11:10 PM

1.  Right isoseles triangle

2.  Right isoseles triangle

3.  The grain on a half square triangle will run on the short sides of the triangle and the grain on the quarter square triangle will run along the long side of the triangle

4.  For HST add 7/8 inch

5.  For QST add 1 1/4 inch

jpreiner wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 9:29 AM

1.  Right isoseles triangle

2.  Right isoseles triangle

3.  In 1/2 square triangles, the grain runs on the short side.  In 1/4 square triangles, the grain runs on the long side.

4.  For 1/2 square triangles, add 7/8 inch.

5.  For 1/4 square traingles, add 1 1/4 inch.

gailabbott01 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 9:43 AM

1. & 2. Right Isoseles Triangles

3. The grain on the half square triangle will run on the short sides of the triangle and the grain on the quarter square triangle runs along the long side of the triangle.

4. For the HST add 7/8"

5. For the QST add 1 1/4"

Kay wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 9:44 AM

1. Right Isosceles Triangle

2. Right Isosceles Triangle

3. Look at the grain lines: If the grain  lines of the fabric run along the two short sides of the triangle, it is a half square triangle. If the grain line of the fabric runs along the long side of the triangle, it is a quarter square triangle.

4. Add 7/8" for half square triangle

5. Add 1 1/4" for quarter square triangle

mtasier@ou.edu wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 9:47 AM

1. Right isoseles triangle

2. Right isoseles triangle

3. By looking at the grainline.  On a HST the grainline will run along the short sides and on a QST it will run along the long side.

4. 7/8 inch

5. 1 1/4 inch

Kay wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 9:59 AM

I need to correct my answers to:

1. Right Isosceles Triangle

2. Right Isosceles Triangle

3. Look at the grain lines: If the grain  lines of the fabric run along the two short sides of the triangle, it is a half square triangle. If the grain line of the fabric runs along the long side of the triangle, it is a quarter square triangle.

4. Add 0.854" for half square triangle

5. Add 1.207" for quarter square triangle

RUTHH-14 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:00 AM

1.  Right isoseles triangle

2   Right isoseles triangle

RUTHH-14 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:00 AM

1.  Right isoseles triangle

2   Right isoseles triangle

RUTHH-14 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:03 AM

1.  Right isosceles triangle

2.  Right isosceles triangle

3.  Look at the grain lines of the fabric   HST = grain will run alaong the short sides of the triangle

    QST = grain will run on the long side of the triangle

4.  Add 7/8" for the HST

5  Add 1 1/4 " for the QST

utsoniabee wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:11 AM

1. right isosceles  

2. right isosceles

3. for 1/2 square the grain runs on the short sides and for 1/4 square the grain runs along the long side

4. 7/8 of an inch

5. 1 1/4 inch

Cheryl D wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:14 AM

1. Right Isosceles Triangle

2. Right Isosceles Triangle

3. Look at Grain of fabric: HST grain on the short side, QST grain on long side.

4. add 7/8"

5. add 1 1/4"

cfocken@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:14 AM

1.  right isosceles triangle

2   right isosceles triangle

3.  check to see how the grain of the material runs.  half-square triangles- the grain will run along the short sides of the triangle.  quarter square- the grain will run along the long side of the triangle.

4.  add 7/8 " for the half-square triangle

5.  add 1 1/4" for the quarter-square triangle

Cheryl D wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:19 AM

1. right isosceles triangle

2. right isosceles triange

3. look a grain of fabric: HST grain runs on the short side, QST grain runs on the long side.

4. 7/8 inch

5. 1 1/4 inch

Geri wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:26 AM

Gerigerdon:  Re Quilters contest

Q1. right  isoseles triangles

Q2. right isoseles triangles

Q3. The grain. On a half square triangle the straight of the grain is on the two short sides, on a quarter square triangle the straight of the grain is on the long side.

Q4.  A quarter inch

Q5.  A quarter inch

MCRider wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:40 AM

Q1. right isoseles triangles

Q2.  right isoseles triangles

Q3.  The grain.

Q4.  1/4 inch

Q5.  1/4 inch

MARYC-39 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:41 AM

1.  #3 right isoceles

2. #3 right isoceles

3. half-square triangle grain runs on the short sides; quarter square triangle grain runs on the long side

4. 7/8"

5. 1 1/4"

quiltgran wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:48 AM

Q1  Right Isosceles Triangle

Q2  Right Isosceles Triangle

Q3  Check the grain.  HST the grain is on the short sides.  QST  the grain is on the long side. Also by looking at how the block is made you can often tell what is used.

Q4  HST  you need to add 7/8" to your strip.

Q5  QST you need to add 1-1/4" to you strip.

Darlene wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:52 AM

1. right isoceles

2. right isoceles

3. The grain is different for half square triangles as opposed to quarter square triangles.

4. 7/8"

5. 1 1/4"

janicey wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:56 AM

1) #3 right isosceles

2) #3 right isosceles

3) check the way the grain goes.  On the half-square, grain will be on the short side, quarter-square on the long side

4) 7/8"

5) 1 and 1/4"

thanks!  great fun!!

mwillard wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 11:13 AM

1. right isosceles  2. right isosceles 3. for 1/2 square the grain runs on the short sides and for 1/4 square the grain runs along the long side 4. 7/8 of an inch 5. 1 1/4 in.

cviens wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 11:20 AM

Q1. Right  isosceles triangles

Q2. Right isosceles triangles

Q3. The grain. On a half square triangle the straight of the grain is on the two short sides, and on a quarter square triangle, the straight of the grain is on the long side. :-)

Q4.  A quarter inch

Q5.  A quarter inch

cviens wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 11:22 AM

by the way...when I enter, I dont see my comment/answers show up and I am logged in...why is that?

Thanks,

Carol

cviens wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 11:22 AM

oops! sorry, read the posting instructions first! :-)

Marie wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 11:25 AM

#1 Right Isosceles Triangle

#2 Right Isosceles Triangle

#3 HST grain is on short side  QST grain is on long side

#4  7/8"

#5 1 1/4"

lilpat wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 12:23 PM

1- Right Isosceles triangles

2- Right Isosceles trianges

3- Look at the grain.  Half Square triangle the grain is on  the short sides.

    Quarter Square Triangle the grain runs on the long side.

4-  7/8 inch

5-  1 1/4 inch

Rilene wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 12:25 PM

1 & 2 - both are right isosceles triangles

3 - on a HST the grain will run along either short side.  On a QST the grain will run along the long side of the triangle

4. 7/8"

5. 1 1/4"

Karen Adddleman wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 12:30 PM

1. and 2. are both right isosceles triangles  3. The grain is on the short sides on the hst and on the long side on the qst.  4. 7/8"   5. 11/4"

sharonsue2000@shidlerok.net wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 12:40 PM

1. Right Isosceles Triangle

2. Right Isosceles Triangle

3.To tell them apart, look at the grain--it will be on the short sides on the half square triangles and on the long side on the quarter square triangle.

4. 7/8 inches

5. 1 1/4 inches

abcquilting@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 1:29 PM

1. right isoceles triangle  2. right isoceles triangle  3. half square triangle the long side is on the grain, the quarter square triangle the grain is on the short sides  4. exact 0.854" (standard must use 7/8")  5. exact 1.207" (standard must use 1 1/4"

abcquilting@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 1:33 PM

1. right isoceles triangle  2. right isoceles triangle  3. on 1/2 square triangle grain is the long side, on 1/4 square triangle grain is on the short sides  4. 7/8"  5. 1 1/4"

KALEDA wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 2:42 PM

#1) Right Isosceles Triangle

#2) Right Isosceles Triangle

#3) Look for the grain of the fabric to determine which kind of triangle was used in a quilt. The short sides of Half-Square Triangles follow the grain of fabric. Only the long side of Quarter-Square Triangles follows the grain of fabric.

#4)  An additional 7/8" needs to be added to the finished size in order to produce a correctly sized Half-Square Triangles when using an ordinary quilt ruler.

#5) Quarter-Square Triangles need an additional 1.25 inches to be added to allow for seams when using ordinary quilt rulers.

P.S. I can hardly wait till I get my Guidelines rulers and the Prep Tool!

DEBBIEK-4 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 3:45 PM

1. right isosceles triangle  2. right isosceles triangle  3. look at the grain  4.  7/8"  5. 1 and 1/4"

jesuchanek wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 4:02 PM

1. Right Isosceles

2. Right Isosceles

3  A half square triangle - short sides follow the grain,  Quarter square trianle - long side follows the grain

4. 7/8 inch

5. 1 and 1/4 inches

Marie wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 4:02 PM

1. isoceles right triangle

2. isoceles right triangle

3. in these examples the quarter square triangles are smaller then the half square triangles. However if cut correctly the straight of the grain would also tell you the difference.  In a half square triangle the straight of grain is along the equal sides. In a quarter square triangle square the hypotenuse is on the straight of grain.

4. 7/8 inch

5. 1 1/4 inch

krazykwilterAZ wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 4:25 PM

1. right isosceles triangle

2. right isosceles triangle

3. look at the grain lines: if the grain  lines of the fabric run along the two short sides of the triangle, it is a half-square tirangle; if the grain line of the fabric runs along the long side of the triangle, it is a quarter- square triangle.

marce _ hall at yahoo dot com

4. Add 7/8" for half-square triangle

5. Add 1 1/4" for quarter-square triangle

Debra Guarriello wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 4:51 PM

1) #3, 2) #3, 3) Depends on where the grain of the fabric is, short or long side of triangle, 4) 7/8", 5) 1 1/4".

CHRISTINEW-4 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 5:28 PM

1) #3

2)#3

3) if fabric grain runs along long side it is a quarter square triangle. If grain runs along short sides it is a half square triangle

4) 7/8

5) 1 1/4

Angele wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 5:44 PM

#1 right triangle

#2 right triangle

#3 half square triangle, grain is along the legs or short sides of triangle quarter square triangle the grain is along the long side or hypotenuse

#4   7/8 of an inch

#5  1 and  1/4 inch

Valhawaii wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 6:21 PM

1. #3

2. #3

3. grain

4. 7/8

5. 1.25

Frank wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 7:25 PM

#1 right isosceles triangle

#2 right isosceles triangle

#3 look at direction of fabric grain on triangle patches.  HSTs have the straight of grain on the two short sides of the triangles.  QSTs have the straight of grain on the long base of the triangle.

#4 7/8"

#5 1 1/4"

VIVIANH-2 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 7:58 PM

1)right isosceles triangle

2) right isosceles triangle

3) The fabric grain lies different, for 1/2 square the straight of the grain runs on the short sides and on 1/4, the grain runs on the long sides.

4) 7/8 of an inch

5) 1 and 1/4 inches

Thanxs for letting me play..........

Lindsey wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 8:21 PM

1.  3.  

2.  1.

3.  Ck grain.  

4.  Add 7/8" to square before cutting into triangles.

5.  Add 1-1/4" to square before cutting into triangles.  

new quilter wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:25 PM

1.   right isoseles triangle

2.   right isoseles triangle

3.   fabric grain runs along short side of half square at a 90 degree angle with the grain running along the long side of the quarter square at a 45 degree angle.  Good example is in a flying geese block.

4.   7/8"

5.   1-1/4"

Marty Askins wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Friday, 19 August 2011, 4:20 AM

1. right isosceles triangle

2. right isosceles triangle

3. for 1/2 square the grain runs on the short sides and for 1/4 square the grain runs along the long side

4. Add 0.854" for half square triangle = 7/8"

5. Add 1.207" for quarter square triangle = 1 1/4"

Barb Colvin wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Friday, 19 August 2011, 4:26 AM

Q1--right isosceles triangles

Q2--right isosceles triangles

Q3--both of these triangle types have 2 short sides and 1 long side. If the grain of the fabric runs along the 2 short sides, it is a half square triangle. If the grain runs along the long side, it is a quarter square triangle.

Q4--The exact amount needed is 0.854" which we usually round up to 7/8". The blocks end up slightly too large and require trimming.

Q5--The exact amount needed is 1.207" which we usually round up to 1 1/4". The blocks end up slightly too large and require trimming.

snyderrobin wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Friday, 19 August 2011, 9:27 AM

1.  right isoceles triangle

2.  right isoceles triangle

3.  grain and size

4.  add 7/8 in

5.  add 1 1/4 in

Bonnie Meadows wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Friday, 19 August 2011, 10:52 AM

Question 1...Right isosceles triangles

Question 2...Right isosceles triangles

Question 3...by checking which way the grain runs

Question 4...for a Half Square Triangle add 7/8”

Question 5...for a Quarter Square Triangle add 1 ¼”

Bonnie Meadows wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Friday, 19 August 2011, 10:55 AM

1.  right isoceles triangle

2.  right isoceles triangle

3.  grain and size

4.  add 7/8 in

5.  add 1 1/4 in

EagleBear Creations wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Friday, 19 August 2011, 5:25 PM

Question 1  Right isosceles triangles

Question 2 Right isosceles triangles

Question 3 By checking which way the grain runs

Question 4 For a Half Square Triangle add 7/8”

Question 5  For a Quarter Square Triangle add 1 ¼”

lattakaren@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 7:22 AM

1.  Right isosceles triangles

2. Right isosceles triangles

3.  The grain of the fabric

4.  7/8"

5. 1 1/4"

sodle wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 9:25 AM

#1.  4

#2.  4

#3.  Half square triangles have 2 triangles in a square and quarter square triangles have 4 trianbles per square.

#4. 7/8 of an inch

#5. 1and 1/4 inch

L Kohl wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 11:14 AM

1) right isosceles

2) right isosceles

3) half-square triangle has the straight grain on the short sides

   quarter-square triangle has the straight grain on the long side

4) 7/8 inch

5) 1 1/4 inch

breathing wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 11:20 AM

#1. right isoceles

#2. right isoceles

#3. the grain of the fabric runs along the short sides on the half square triangle, whereas it will run along the long side on a quarter triangle.  The other way is it takes two half square triangles to make a square and four quarter triangles to make a square.  

#4.  0.854" which due to the fact that ruler only goes by 1/8 additions, we have to add 7/8 of an inch

making it too large and requiring trimming to work.

#5.  1.207" has the same limitations as #4. and therefore must by done at  1and 1/4 inch, requiring the same trimming as the half square triangle to fit.

Thank you for the opportunity, Your rulers are truly a Godsend and I would love to have them!

Lyn wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 12:51 PM

Question 1: #3

Question 2: #3

Question 3: Look at each square in the block and  determine if it's divided into two or more parts. If it's only divided into two, then you have half-square triangles; into 3--you have 1 half-square and 2 quarter-square; into 4--you have quarter-square triangles.

Question 4: 7/8"

Question 5: 1 and 1/4"

Lyn wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 12:51 PM

Question 1: #3

Question 2: #3

Question 3: Look at each square in the block and  determine if it's divided into two or more parts. If it's only divided into two, then you have half-square triangles; into 3--you have 1 half-square and 2 quarter-square; into 4--you have quarter-square triangles.

Question 4: 7/8"

Question 5: 1 and 1/4"

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 1:49 PM

Question 1: #3

Question 2: #3

Question 3: When you look at each square in the block the half square triangle covers half of the square and the quarter square triangle covers one quarter of the square.

Question 4: 7/8"

Question 5: 1 and1/4"

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 1:53 PM

Question1: #3

Question 2:#3

Lis wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 3:38 PM

1.#3

2. #3

3. They're smaller

4. 7/8"

5. 1 1/4"

Thank you for the chance to win some wonderful quilting tools!

Linda L. wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 4:01 PM

1. right triangle

2. right isoceles triangle

3. size, grain of fabric

4. 7/8"

5. 1  1/4"

Lena wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 5:03 PM

Q1: Right isosceles triangles

Q2: Right isosceles triangles

Q3: The grain.  Fabric grain runs up and down, and side to side.  When we cut a square and then cut it in half on the diagonal, we form half square triangles; which the grain can run along the long side or the short side.  If we cut a square in half on the diagonal twice, we create quarter square triangles and the grain can only run along the long sides.  This makes it much easier to tell them apart in a block, along with their size as well.

Q4: 7/8" (.854)

Q5: 1 1/4" (1.207)

Dawn Nelson wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 6:11 PM

Q1: Right Isosceles Triangle

Q2: Right Isosceles Triangle

Q3: The grain runs on the long side of a quarter square triangle.  Grain runs on the short sides of half square trianlges.

Q4: 1/2 "

Q5: 1 1/4"

Kathie wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 7:58 PM

1. Right isosceles triangles

2. Right isosceles triangles

3. Look at the grain.

4. 7/8

5. 1 1/4

CONNIEP-3 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 8:53 PM

1. Rt. isosceles triangles

2. Rt. isosceles Triangles

3.  the grain

4. 7/8"

5.1 1/4"

Marsha wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 8:59 PM

Question 1 … Right isosceles triangle

Question 2 ...  Right isosceles triangle

Question 3 ….by checking which way the grain runs

Question 4….for a Half Square Triangle add 7/8”

Question 5 ….for a Quarter Square Triangle add 1 ¼”

nstocker wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Sunday, 21 August 2011, 11:58 AM

1& 2 are #3  # 3 grain  #4 7/8 #5 1 1/4

babernathy wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Sunday, 21 August 2011, 12:30 PM

1.  Right isoceles triangle

2.  Right isoceles triangle

3.  Look at grain lines as they run differently for HST and QST

4.  7/8 inch

5.  1.25 inch

babernathy wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Sunday, 21 August 2011, 12:40 PM

1.  Right isoceles triangle

2.  Right isoceles triangle

3.  Observe grain lines

4.  7/8 inch

5.  1.25 inch

leannsoehnlin wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Sunday, 21 August 2011, 3:32 PM

1.#3

2.#3

3. grain lines

4. 7/8"

5. 1 1/4"

maretta wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Sunday, 21 August 2011, 4:43 PM

1. and 2. Answer is the same for both, right isosceles triangle (#3)

3. Answer: You need to check the grain of the fabric to know which is which. On a half square triangle the short sides are the grain and on a quarter square triangle the long sides should be grain of fabric.

4. Answer: 7/8" with a standard quilting ruler

5. Answer: 1.25" with a standard quilting ruler

enlouc@frontiernet.net wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Sunday, 21 August 2011, 7:03 PM

1.  Right isosceles triangle

2.  Right isosceles triangle

3.  HST grain runs along the short side & QST grain runs along the long side

4.  HST requires .854" addition

5.  QST requires 1.207" addition (much easier to use the Guideline ruler additions!)

Nancy

GG wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Sunday, 21 August 2011, 11:11 PM

MATH! OMG!  

Linda wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 22 August 2011, 10:02 AM

1. right isosceles triangle

2. right isosceles triangle

3.Half square triangle: the block will be divided in two, corner to corner to form two triangles; quarter square triangle: the block will be divided in four, corners to corners to form four triangles; in some blocks there could be one half square triangle and the second half square triangle divided in half to make two quarter square triangles: 1 (half) and 2 (quarters).

4. Half square triangle add 7/8 inch; quarter square triangle add 1 & 1/4 inches.

Wendy wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 22 August 2011, 5:31 PM

1) Right isoceles

2) Right Isoceles Triangle

3) Need to check the fabric grain line...HST grain runs along short sides, QST grain runs the long side.

4) add 7/8 inch  for HST

5) Add 1/14 inch for QST.

:D

sjenews wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 22 August 2011, 6:18 PM

Q1:  Right isosceles triangle

Q2:  Isosceles triangle

Q3:  quarter square triangles do not have a right angle

Q4:  7/8"

Q5:  1 1/4"

TxGal wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 11:11 AM

1.  Right Isoceles

2.  Right Isoceles

3.  By Grain - for HST the grain will run along short sides; for QST grain runs the long side

4.  add 7/8"

5.  add 1 1/4"

millergrl23 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 3:31 PM

Question 1 - #3 Right Isosceles Triangles

Question 2 - #3 Right Isosceles Triangles

Question 3 - by determining whether the grain line runs along the short or long side of the triangle

Question 4 - add 7/8 "

Question 5 - add 1-1/4"

Lorie wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 9:00 PM

1.  (3) right isosceles triangles

2.  (3) right isosceles triangles

3.  Half square triangle pieces are made up of two right isosceles triangles and quarter square pieces are made up of 4 right isosceles triangles.  

4.  add 7/8 inch

5. add 1 1/4 inches

Marcia W. wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 10:54 PM

1 and 2 the answer is right isosceles triangle (choice 3)

3. check straight of grain of fabric assuming correctly cut the initial square on straight of grain-

half sq triangle has straight of grain on legs and hypotenuse is bias - quarter square triangle has straight of grain on the hypotenuse and bias on the legs - the hypotenuse is opposite the ninety degree angle in a right triangle

4 add 7/8 inch

5 add 1 and 1/4 inch

rrjane011749 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 11:04 PM

(1) #3 Right Isosceles triangles

(2) #3 Right Isosceles triangles

(3) QST: Long sides of Triangle are along the grain

    HST: The grain runs along the short sides of the Triangle

(4) .85"

(5) 1.2"

Mary Janice wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 24 August 2011, 7:39 AM

1. It is a right isosceles because it has a right angle and two 45 degree angles

2. It is a right isosceles because it has a right angle and two 45 degree angles

3. You look for a diagonal lone for the half square and a T or X shape for the quarter square.

4. For a half square you add .854 inches

5. For a quarter square you add 1.207 inches

isaysew wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 24 August 2011, 3:04 PM

1. right isosceles  

2. right isosceles

3. for 1/2 square triangels the grain runs on the short side,  for 1/4 square triangles the grain runs along the long side

4. 7/8 inch

5. 1 1/4 in.

Micky Norbeck wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 24 August 2011, 4:43 PM

1.) Right isosceles triangles

2.) Right isosceles triangles

3.) Half square triangles the grain runs on the short sides and the quarter square triangles the grain

    runs on the long side.

4.) You need 0.854" but on a ruler you must round it up to 7/8". To fix it use the

     Prep-tool to trim off the point.

5.) You need 1.207" but on a ruler you must round it up to 1 1/4". To fix it use the Prep-tool to trim  off the point.

.

babaugh wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 12:36 AM

#1 and #2 are both right triangles because they are the same shape.

#3 To determine if you need to cut a half square or quarter square triangle for one of these blocks, is the long side of the triangle facing in or out on the square it forms.  If the long side faces in it is a half square triangle and the straight of grain should be on the other two sides (or outside of the square).  On the other hand if the long side faces out to from the side of your square it is a quarter square triangle and this side is your straight of grain.

#4  .875 or 7/8

#5  1.25 or 1 1/4

judy.nell wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 10:02 AM

1. Right isosceles triangle.

2. Right isosceles triangle.

3. On half-square triangles, the straight of grain is on the 2 short sides that make the corner.  A quarter-square triangle has the straight on grain on the longest side.

4. For HSTs you need to add 7/8" (0.875").

5. For QSTs you need to add 1 1/4"  (1.25").

Chris wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 1:15 PM

1. answer 3

2. answer 3

3. answer look for which way the grain of the fabric is.

4. answer about 7/8"

5. 1 1/4"

KayHenningson wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 2:26 PM

1.  Right isosceles triangle

2.  Right isosceles triangle

3. If grain runs on the short side, it's a half square triangle, if grain runs on the long side, it's a quarter square triangle

4.  Add 7/8 inch

5.  Add 1.25 inch

Carole wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 5:07 PM

1.  #3 Right Isoceles Trianges

2.  #3 Right Isoceles Trianges

3.  check the grain.

4.  Add 7/8 inch

5.  Add 1 1/4 Inch

Carole wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 5:07 PM

1.  #3 Right Isoceles Trianges

2.  #3 Right Isoceles Trianges

3.  check the grain.

4.  Add 7/8 inch

5.  Add 1 1/4 Inch

Carole wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 5:08 PM

1.  #3 Right Isoceles Trianges

2.  #3 Right Isoceles Trianges

3.  check the grain.

4.  Add 7/8 inch

5.  Add 1 1/4 Inch

Carole wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 5:08 PM

1.  #3 Right Isoceles Trianges

2.  #3 Right Isoceles Trianges

3.  check the grain.

4.  Add 7/8 inch

5.  Add 1 1/4 Inch

Carole wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 5:08 PM

1.  #3 Right Isoceles Trianges

2.  #3 Right Isoceles Trianges

3.  check the grain.

4.  Add 7/8 inch

5.  Add 1 1/4 Inch

Carole wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 5:10 PM

1.  #3  Right isosceles triangle

2.  #3 Right Isosceles triangle

3.  Check the grain

4.  Add 7/8 inch

5.  Add 1 1/4 inch

Carole wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 5:10 PM

1.  #3  Right isosceles triangle

2.  #3 Right Isosceles triangle

3.  Check the grain

4.  Add 7/8 inch

5.  Add 1 1/4 inch

Carole wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 5:10 PM

1.  #3  Right isosceles triangle

2.  #3 Right Isosceles triangle

3.  Check the grain

4.  Add 7/8 inch

5.  Add 1 1/4 inch

PATRICIAD-16 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 9:11 PM

1.  #3  Right isosceles triangle

2.  #3 Right Isosceles triangle

3.  Check the grain

4.  Add 7/8 inch

5.  Add 1 1/4 inch

arkvigne wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 10:41 PM

1. Right isosceles triangle

2. Right isosceles triangle

3. for half square triangle the grain is on the short sides, for quarter square triangle the grain is on the long side

4. add 7/8 inch

5. add 1 1/4 inch

Jane Capriotti wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 27 August 2011, 6:45 AM

1.  Right isosceles triangle

2.  Right isosceles triangle

3. I learned that if grain runs on the short side, it's a half square triangle, if grain runs on the long side, it's a quarter square triangle

4.  Add 7/8 inch

5.  Add 1  1/4  inch

bjc7834 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 27 August 2011, 10:54 AM

1.  isosceles

2.  isosceles

3.  By checking the grain line

4.  7/8"

5.  1-1/4"

lindyloohoo wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 27 August 2011, 2:37 PM

1. is an isosceles triangle

lindyloohoo wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Saturday, 27 August 2011, 2:42 PM

1. is an isosceles triangle  2. is an isosceles triangle  3. half square triangle - grain runs on the short sides of the triangle; quarter square triangle - the grain runs on the long side of the triangle  4. add 7/8 inch   5.  add 1 1/4 inch  

Candi Gordon wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Sunday, 28 August 2011, 1:00 AM

Q1.  Right isosceles triangle

Candi Gordon wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Sunday, 28 August 2011, 1:08 AM

Q1.  Right isosceles triangle

Q2.  Right isosceles triangle

Q3.  On the HST the grain is on the short sides of the triangle and on the QST the grain ins on the long side.

Q4.  You would have to go to the 7/8" mark, which is a tad bigger than needed, leaving a little tail.

Q5.  You would have to use the 1 1/4" mark, which is a tad bigger than needed, leaving a litte tail.  

Betty Jansen wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Sunday, 28 August 2011, 8:52 AM

1. right isosceles triangle

2. right isosceles triangle

3.  by checking which side(s) of triangle go with the grain

4. 7/8 inch

5.  1.25 inch

psholt@mchsi.com wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Sunday, 28 August 2011, 1:45 PM

#1 & #2: right isoseles

#3 The grain

#4 add 7/8"

#5 add 1 1/4"

t_terhar@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 29 August 2011, 3:20 AM

1.  #3  Right isosceles triangle

2.  #3 Right Isosceles triangle

3.  Check the grain

4.  Add 7/8 inch

5.  Add 1 1/4 inch

t_terhar@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 29 August 2011, 3:21 AM

1.  #3  Right isosceles triangle

2.  #3 Right Isosceles triangle

3.  Check the grain

4.  Add 7/8 inch

5.  Add 1 1/4 inch

ehingersoll wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 29 August 2011, 7:24 AM

1. Right isosceles triangles

2. Right isosceles triangles

3. Grain--is it on the long or short side of the triangl?  Long side=quarter, short sides=half

4. 7/8"

5.1 1/4"

Marcia W. wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 29 August 2011, 1:11 PM

1. Right isosceles triangles

2. Right isosceles triangles

3. where is the straight of grain - if on the hypotenuse (longest side) is quarter triangle, and if on legs is half triangle  

4 add 7/8 inch

5 add 1 and 1/4 inch

stvzgrl wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 29 August 2011, 1:27 PM

1. right isosceles triangle

2. right isosceles triangle

3. check the grain - If grain runs on the short side, it's a half square triangle, if grain runs on the long side, it's a quarter square triangle

4. 7/8 in

5. 1 1/4 in

joanklm wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 29 August 2011, 2:40 PM

Guidelines4Quilting Contest answers

1. isosceles triangle

2. isosceles triangle

3. It takes only 2 triangles to make a square with half-square triangles. It takes 4 triangles to make a square with quarter-square triangles.

4. 7/8 inch

5. 1 1/4 inch

csandrone wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 29 August 2011, 2:52 PM

1. Right Isosceles Triangle

2. Right Isosceles Triangle

3.  Check the grain

4.  Add 7/8 inch

5.  Add 1 1/4 inch

SHERRI wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Monday, 29 August 2011, 9:05 PM

Q 1 & 2:  right triangles

Q3  by grain of fabric, (If you cut them squarely on straight grain correctly)

half square triangles hypotenuse on bias. quarter ones' hypotenuse on straight grain.

Q4  QUARTER INCH FOR EACH SEAM

Q 5 quarter inch for each seam.

connmi wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 12:37 AM

1. #3

2. #3

3. CHECK THE FABRIC GRAIN= SHORT SIDE IS 1/2 SQUARE AND LONG SIDE IS 1/4 SQUARE

4. ADD 7/8"

5. aDD 1 1/4"

adloden wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 8:48 AM

1. Right Isosceles Triangle

2. Right Isosceles Triangle

3. Check the Grain

4. 7/8 inch

5.1 1/4 inch

ejanie38 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 8:48 AM

1. 3

2. 3

3. check the grain of the fabric

4. add 7/8 inch

5. add 1 1/4 inch

lcrandle wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 8:53 AM

1. 3

2. 3

3. Check the grain on the fabric

4. add 7/8

5 add 1 1/4

lildebbiejo wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 8:55 AM

1.   3

2.   3

3.   Check the grain of the Fabric

4.   Add 7/8"

5.   Add 1-1/4"

Lisa wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 8:59 AM

1. 3

2. 3

3. By the grain lines, short sides= 1/2 square  long side= 1/4 square

4. 7/8

5. 1 1/4

marianneodea wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:00 AM

1. Right Isosceles triangle (right triangles)

2. Right Isosceles triangle (right triangles)

3. To tell and quarter square triangle you look at the grain line, it will be on the long side, if it is a half square triangle  the grain line will be on the short  side.  

4.  Add 7/8" seam allowance to make a half square triangles using a quilting ruler alone.

5.  Add 1 1/4" seam allowance to make a quarter square triangle using a quilting ruler alone.

goonybird wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:15 AM

1)  Right Isosceles Triangles

2)  Right Isosceles Triangles

3)  Depends on the grain line - 1/4 square triangles will be on the long side, 1/2 square triangle on the short side

4)   7/8"

5)  1-1/4"

Katie wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:20 AM

1.  #3

2. #3

3.  Looking at each block individually and looking at the grain lines on the triangles - long sides QST; short sides HST

4. &/8"

5. 1 1/4"

quilts4all wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:32 AM

1)  3 - Right isosceles triangles

2)  3 - Right isosceles triangles

3)  Half square triangles are cut from a  square that measures 7/8 inche larger than the size you want, the square is cut diagonally in half, the grain runs along the short sides of triangle.  Quarter square triangles are cut from a square that measures 1 1/4 inches larger than the  size you want, the square is cut diagonally in both directions, the grain runs along the long side of the triangle.

4) 7/8 inch

5) 1 1/4 inches

bljor wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:38 AM

#1   3

#2   3

#3   Grain on 1/4  on long side

      Grain on 1/2  on identical sides

#4    1/2"

#5    .854" HST

       1.207" QST

Isabella wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:43 AM

What great tools !

1.Right Isosceles Triangle

2. Right Isosceles Triangle

3. Half square have the grain running on the short side, Quarter square have it on long side

4. 7/8 inch

5.1 1/4 inch

loislouie wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:48 AM

1. right isosceles triangle

2. right isosceles triangle

3. look at the grain lines: if the grain  lines of the fabric run along the two short sides of the triangle, it is a half-square tirangle; if the grain line of the fabric runs along the long side of the triangle, it is a quarter- square triangle.

4. Add 7/8" for half-square triangle

5. Add 1 1/4" for quarter-square triangle

karen@jautaikis.com wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 10:20 AM

1.  Right isosceles triangle

2.  Right isosceles triangle

3.  Grain on a half square triangle will run on the short sides of the triangle; grain on the quarter square triangle will run along the long side of the triangle

4.   add 7/8 inch for half square triangle

5.   add 1 1/4 inch for the quarter square triangle seam allowance

Catharine Gay Youngman wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 11:33 AM

Question 1: What kind of triangles are Half Square Triangles?

Right isosceles triangles

Question 2: What kind of triangles are Quarter Square Triangles?

Right isosceles triangles

Question 3: How can you tell Half Square Triangles from Quarter Square Triangles in blocks like these?

Half square triangles - grain of fabric runs along the short sides.

Quarter square triangles - grain of fabric runs along the long side.

Question 4: How much seam allowance do you need to add to the finished size to make Half Square

Triangles, using a quilt ruler alone?

For half square triangles add 7/8 inch

Question 5: How much seam allowance do you need to add to the finished size to make Quarter Square Triangles, using a quilt ruler alone?

For quarter square triangles add 1 1/4 inch

poladydwd wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 5:48 PM

Question 1 & 2: #3, Question 3: Based on grain and size, Question 4: 7/8", and Question 5: 1 1/4"   I sure don't like cutting and could really use these clever tools to help me.

JudyAbney wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 6:23 PM

1. Right angle triangles

2. Equilateral triangles

3. The half square triangls have 2 pieces of fabric where the quarter square have 4 pieces of fabric.

4. 7/8"

5. 1-1/4"

Dawn H. wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 10:35 PM

1. Right Isosceles Triangles

2. Right Isosceles Triangles

3.  Quarter-square triangles are smaller in a block, the grain runs along its long side.  Half-square   triangles would be larger and the grain runs along its short sides.

4.  Half-square triangle you add:  7/8 in. (exact amount 0.854")

5. Quarter-square triangles you add: 1 1/4 in. (exact amount 1.207")

harriett36024 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 10:41 PM

answer 1. isosceles triangle    2. isosceles triangle     3. fabric grain - half square triangle grains runs along short sides (across and up and down) square is cut into 2 pieces. quarter square triangle grain runs  on the long side (diagonally) square is cut into four pieces.

quiltertfn wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 10:43 PM

1.  Right isosceles triangle

2.  Right isosceles triangle

3.  Half-square and quarter-square triangles are cut so that the straight of grain is along the outside edges of the finished unit.  For half-square triangles, this means the short sides of the triangle are on the straight of grain.  For quarter-square triangles, the long side is on the straight of grain.  You can tell which is which in a block by looking at how much space a triangle takes up within its square.  As the names suggest, a half-square triangle makes up ½ of the square it is sewn into and a quarter-square triangle makes up ¼ of the square.  

4.   7/8”

5.  1 ¼”

harriett36024 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 10:54 PM

I hit the comment button before I finished my answers to all the questions I hope you will accept this entry also  with the last  2 questions    1. isosceles triangles                                                               2. isosceles triangle       3. fabric grain-- half square triangle grain runs along the short sides (side to side and up and down) square is cut into 2 pieces. quarter square triangle grain runs along the long side (diagonally) square is cut into 4 pieces.    4. 0.854"     5. 1.207"

Ellen wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 12:09 AM

Right isosceles triangles

Isosceles Triangles

grainline across the center on HST, and along the side of QST

7/8"

Nancy wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 7:31 AM

1. Isosceles Triangles

2. Isosceles Triangles

3. Straight grain on 2 sides for for 1/2 square triangle

   Straight grain on one long side for 1/4 square triangle

4. 0.854"

5. 1.207"

Nancy wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 7:38 AM

1. Isosceles Triangles

2. Isosceles Triangles

3. 1/2 square triangles have 2 sides on straight of grain

   1/4 square triangles have 1 side on straight of grain

4. 0.854"

5. 1.207"

smonheim wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 8:40 AM

1. isoceles, right isoceles

2. isoseles

3. 1/4" square triangle: straight fabric grain runs along longest edge of triangle; 1/2" square triangle: grain runs along short sides.

4. 1/2" square triangle: (.0854") or 7/8"

5. 1/4 " square triangle: (1.207") or 1 1/4"

Grandma Sal wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 9:34 AM

1. right isosceles

2. right isosceles

3.  Half squares are sewn together on the long side of two triangles.  Quarter squares are sewn together on the short side of four triangles.

4. 1/2 square add 7/8"

5. 1/4 square add 1 1/4"

Nannette wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 2:07 PM

Question 1 & 2… both are Right isosceles triangles

Question 3 ….by checking which way the grain runs

Question 4….for a Half Square Triangle add 7/8”

Question 5 ….for a Quarter Square Triangle add 1 ¼”

I hope this is right ( ;

Val wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 5:27 PM

Question 1 the answer is #3 right isosceles triangle

Question 2 the answer is #3 right isosceles triangle

Question 3 the answer is comparing size of triangle to a square in the block or to another triangle in the block.

Question 4 the answer is 7/8 inch

Question 5 the answer is 1.25 inch

Wendy wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 9:01 PM

Question #1 - is right isosceles triangles

Question #2 - right isosceles triangles

Question #3 - by which way the grain runs

Question #4 - 7/8 inch

Question #5 - 1.25 inch

Wendy wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting
on Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 9:02 PM

Question #1 - is right isosceles triangles

Question #2 - right isosceles triangles

Question #3 - by which way the grain runs

Question #4 - 7/8 inch

Question #5 - 1.25 inch

jul wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting: Winners Announced
on Thursday, 1 September 2011, 4:58 PM

1. Right isosceles triangles

2. Right isosceles triangles

3. Check the grain - half-square grain is on the  short sides of triangle.  

                             quarter-square the grain is on the long side of the triangle

4.  7/8 inch

5.  1 1/4 inch

sammi wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting: Winners Announced
on Friday, 2 September 2011, 7:07 PM

#1 - Rt isosceles triangle

#2 - Rt isosceles triangle

#3 - bt the way the grain of the fabric runs

#4 - 7/8 inch

#5 - 1.25 inches

Ann Lee wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting: Winners Announced
on Friday, 2 September 2011, 8:46 PM

#1 right isosceles triangle

#2 right isosceles triangle

#3 1/2 square triangle, grain is on the short equal sides.  1/4 square triangle, grain is on the long side. Usually the type of triangle will be used that positions the grain parallel to one side of the block.

#4 For 1/4 inch seam allowance, add 7/8 inch to the size of the square from which to cut (2) 1/2 square triangles.

#5 For 1/4 inch seam allowance, add 1.25 inches to size of the square from which to cut (4) 1/4 square triangles

cncmartin wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting: Winners Announced
on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 8:54 AM

1. right

2. right

3. grain side

4. 7/8 inch

5. 1 1/4 inch

Angie3656 wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting: Winners Announced
on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 10:38 PM

1.  Right isoscles triangle

2.  Right isoscles triangle

3.  The grain on a half square triangle will run on the short sides of the triangle where as the grain on the quarter square triangle will run along the long side of the triangle.

4.   Add 7/8 inch for the half square triangle seam allowance of 1/4 inch.

5.   Add 1 1/4 inch for the quarter square triangle seam allowance 1/4 inch.

Patricia wrote re: Spotlight on Guidelines4Quilting: Winners Announced
on Thursday, 22 September 2011, 1:48 AM

Right Isosceles Triangle

Right Isosceles Triangle

Look at the grain of the fabric. Half square triangles have straight grain at two short edges. Quarter square triangles have the straight of the grain on the long side

add 854" (approx 7/8")

add 1.207" (approx 1  1/4")

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