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I love the method of making half square triangles by adding an inch to the finished size, drawing a line down the center, sewing 1/4 inch on either side, cutting along the line and squaring up the 2 HST units. I always get a perfect unit. Some time in the last few months someone on one of my online quilting lists went off on a rant about quilters who use this method. She said something like "just do it right in the first place and you don't have to waste fabric and time to square up the units". Ouch. In quilting math there is the magic 7/8th of an inch. Add it to your finished size and cut your triangles to sew HST. Well, guess what? That measurement is rounded to the nearest eighth of an inch. So if you cut and sew exactly right, your HST is not quite right. There are so many different ways to achieve the end result. Using the method that works best for you is the right way to do it. If I take a class where a specific technique is being taught, I will try it out in class. But if it doesn't work for me, I will use the method that does. I would be interested to hearing what some of your favorite methods are and why.
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