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QnT HST’s black with batik #9

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QnT HST’s black with batik #9
Group:Quilts n' Things
Swap Coordinator:perkl8r (contact)
Swap categories: Quilting  Sewing 
Number of people in swap:3
Location:Regional - United States
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 4, 2022
Date items must be sent by:June 25, 2022
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

QnT HST’s black with batik #9

6-4-22 thru 6-25-22

--2 partners

--4 HSTS to each partner

--total 8 HSTS mailed

--mailed size 4 ½” X 4 ½” each HST

We will be making our HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES (HST’s) with one side plain black and the other side any batik print senders care to use- except try to avoid a lot of black or gray in your batiks. We want a contrast between the 2 sides of our HSTS.

Imagine how pretty this will be with the black contract and beautiful batiks on the other side.

A. Pick 8 different 5-inch by 5-inch batik print charms from your stash (or cut some if you wish)

B. Gather (cut) 8 black or tone-on-tone black charms, also 5-inch by 5-inch

C. Follow instructions below for making HSTS…they are so easy; you will love them!

D. In this swap you will end up with 8 different HSTS for yourself and 8 to send to your partners. Each partner gets 4 for a total of 8 HSTS mailed.

Making Half-Square Triangles:

take 2 fabric charms of equal size (example: 5-inches by 5-inches)

we are using one black and one batik print charm for this swap series

on wrong side of the lightest colored charm draw a diagonal pencil line from upper left corner to lower right corner

place the 2 charms in a stack right side together

stitch one-quarter inch seam on either side of the drawn line

cut on drawn line

press open both HSTS (press to the dark side)

square them up (example: to 4 ½” X 4 ½”) (google this if you need more help, because a picture of squaring up is much easier to understand – to me that is)

follow these instructions for all 8 HSTS, which will yield 16 HSTS, 8 different HSTS for you and 8 to mail to partners.

Have fun, do neat work, and swap-on!

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