How to make Magic 8 HST

In picto-toot format, here is a very very simple tutorial on how to make 8 HST at a time!  I know, I know, its not new, its not different,  but it is still very exciting for those of us who are needing a nudge to do things differently from time to time.

I love HSTs.  IMHO, these little beauties are the cornerstones  of patchwork.   Especially when they turn out perfectly like they always do when I make them this way. Follow along with the pictures.  I really really hope my photography and photo-editing skills will improve.

The first thing you need to know is how big to cut your squares. Here is the math chart for commonly used HSTs.

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Okeydokey, once you have that organized, proceed as follows. FYI, in this toot, I wanted 2 1/2 unfinished HSTs, so I cut 5 3/4″ squares.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Abigail says:

    Thanks for sharing this – I have never seen it before and to trim before pressing is a great idea!

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  2. Kate Heads says:

    I usually just make them in 2s. Thanks for the tutorial, and the tip about the dog ears.
    Smiles
    kate

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  3. Liz says:

    Yes, I never thought to trim dog ears first…good idea….I love HST’s as well, they can make so many different patterns

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  4. I’ve always trimmed the points after I press, but I think I’ll be doing it this way from now on! Looks way easier. Also, aren’t HST shortcuts the best? 😉

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