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Easy Half Square Triangles R4

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Swap Coordinator:perkl8r (contact)
Swap categories: Fabric  Sewing  Quilting 
Number of people in swap:9
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:August 24, 2010
Date items must be sent by:September 24, 2010
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

Half Square Triangles = HST's

2 partners each to get 15 HST's, for a total of 30 blocks made and sent

--start with 5" fabric squares of 100% quality cotton fabric

--sew, press, trim dog ears, and trim to 4 1/2" with center seam in the middle of the block

--one side light print, other side dark prints, no solids

--this is a scrappy quilt block so please do not request specific colors

--make sure you do not send duplicates of any of the squares. If you have paired a fabric with a different fabric, that is ok, but the goal is to get as many different blocks as possible.

Requirements to participate:

4.90 rating or better with no "1's" in the last 3 months

at least 10 mailed package swaps that you've been rated for

--I reserve the right to accept swappers, so please PM me if you want to join and do not meet these requirements.

Communication is a great tool, be sure to use it if you run into trouble meeting deadlines.

Discussion

perkl8r 08/18/2010 #

I'm working on setting up a new version of this swap for mini half square triangles.....trying to decide what size I want them to be...any input would be appreciated....I'm leaning towards starting with a 3 1/2" square to end up with a 3" half square triangle block after joining......I keep thinking of all the neat mini quilts that I can make from a large supple of 3" half square triangles

I also love the look of smaller half square triangles (2" finished) but think they might be a little too difficult to produce accurately.

looking for some input

PepperDust 08/20/2010 #

3 1/2 sounds good to me. People could always trim those down to smaller sizes if they want.

susandjones 08/21/2010 #

I'm making a scrappy quilt right now that starts with 2 1/2" squares and sews down to a 2" square in the block. I'd participate in a 3 1/2" one and just cut them down, but would welcome a 2 1/2" swap. The pattern is called Crossroads (I've seen it as Arkansas and Connecticut) if anyone else wants to check it out. Star blocks (with the HSTs) alternating with 12-patch blocks that are all square. I'd also love to just swap the squares.

perkl8r 08/23/2010 #

oh I love the input...thank you PepperDust, and susandjones.....I've already started cutting some 3 1/2" squares and matching them -one light print, one dark print- and will probably set the Mini HST swap up this week...hope you both can join!

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