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Quilts of Valor

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Our quilting guild got together and decided to make some quilts for a charity Quilts of Valor. We had a lot of fun sewing a new pattern and knowing a wounded soldier would receive a quilt for comfort. Be sure to check out their website. There are many patterns you can choose from on their website along with directions. Apparently, Buddy thinks the quilt is for him. LOL!

 

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Half Square Triangle Tutorial

IMG_0450Wanna learn how to make half  square Triangles? Well I am going to show you how easy they are to make. I am making a star table topper  made with half square triangles. So I thought what a great opportunity to teach my favorite peeps how to make half square triangles. Ladies, fire up the sewing machines and lets get started!

Cut your squares. My pattern calls for 7 inch squares. Finished size is 6 inches. IMG_0438 Next, put right sides together and pin. IMG_0439 Draw a diagonal line corner to corner. You can use a pen or pencil because you will be drawing on the wrong side of the fabric. IMG_0440 Next, we are going to sew on each side of the line that was drawn.  I placed the quarter inch foot right on the line that was drawn. Then sew on each side of the line that was drawn. IMG_0441

Now your two lines sewn should look like the picture below.

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We are almost there!  Take your rotary cutter or scissors and cut on the line that was drawn which would be the middle line.

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Now you should have two triangles.

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Press open the seam.

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Cut off the ends sticking out.

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Its time to square up the square. My squares finished should be 6 inches.

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Press the square with the Iron. Ta Da you are finished!!!!!

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I hope everyone had fun with me today! So go sew some half triangle and make something.

Until next time, happy quilting

Sharon