Discussion and Questions regarding Step 1

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Roxana replied on Fri, Mar 15 2013 7:36 PM

Francine,
That's a good question. Nana, can it be switched? I've changed my mind to all solid fabric but I have more of the dark fabric
in my stash than I do the light. I have a great border print that brings the two together. I think I'll have enough of the light but
was wondering, like Francine, if I could switch them before I start cutting. 
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I already posted this on the wrong thread...so much to learn!  Could someone please tell me what "WOF" means?  I am pretty new to machine piecing, and have yet to learn the abbreviations!  I am guessing thet "HST" means half square triangle.  Is that correct?  Thanks!

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Debbie-do replied on Fri, Mar 15 2013 9:00 PM

Shiralee Gosselin:

I already posted this on the wrong thread...so much to learn!  Could someone please tell me what "WOF" means?  I am pretty new to machine piecing, and have yet to learn the abbreviations!  I am guessing thet "HST" means half square triangle.  Is that correct?  Thanks!

Shiralee     

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Shiralee, WOF is Width of Fabric..   Here's a nice place to go to ease some of the confusion...http://www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/blogs/eqeditor/archive/2010/01/01/quilting-acronyms-tbr.aspx

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Nana replied on Fri, Mar 15 2013 9:23 PM

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You need to cut 13 strips 1" wide by the width of fabric.   You will then cut these strips into (5) 8 1/2 " by 1" sections  per each strip .  You  should have 65 total segments.

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Nana replied on Fri, Mar 15 2013 9:34 PM

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Your HST will finish in the block at 2".  It should be 2 1/2" before sewing into the block.

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Nana replied on Fri, Mar 15 2013 9:36 PM

Roxana

These should work fine.   Beautiful fabric

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Nana replied on Fri, Mar 15 2013 9:37 PM

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Nana replied on Fri, Mar 15 2013 9:45 PM

Fzytwo 

If you make your HST by drawing a line down the  center of the square then they need to be cut at 2- 7/8".   The other sizes are for those that use Thangles or some other method to make their HST

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Sandy replied on Fri, Mar 15 2013 10:46 PM

Hi Nana..

I see we cut 13  1 inch strips WOF then cut those into 8 1/2 in segments.... how many should we have?    In the directions for the other cuts  they say you have 17 squares etc...

  so how many 1 inch  8 1/2inch strips total?  

 

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Roxana replied on Fri, Mar 15 2013 10:47 PM

Nana, so the (108) 2-1/2" squares will be cut in half. Does that mean that I should cut 2-7/8" strips and then 2-7/8" squares if I don't use Thangles or another method to create HST? When do the squares become triangles? I'm confused.

Also, a couple of us wondered if the light and dark could be switched.

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Roxana replied on Fri, Mar 15 2013 10:49 PM

Maybe I don't know how I make HST.

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Sandy replied on Fri, Mar 15 2013 10:50 PM

Sandy:

Hi Nana..

I see we cut 13  1 inch strips WOF then cut those into 8 1/2 in segments.... how many should we have?    In the directions for the other cuts  they say you have 17 squares etc...

  so how many 1 inch  8 1/2inch strips total?  

 

thanks 

 

 

so just finished them and i have 52  of them 

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ls2116 replied on Fri, Mar 15 2013 11:32 PM

I've narrowed down my fabric either blues with white or lemon lime orange.  I guess I'm lagging behind already.

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Roxana replied on Fri, Mar 15 2013 11:40 PM

I don't think you are behind. I'm still trying to figure what size to cut squares!!

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Christine replied on Sat, Mar 16 2013 12:33 AM

I am wondering the same thing about switching the light and dark.  I thought I had enough of the light but now I think I was mistaken with my measurements and thinking.  I hope we can :)

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