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rosemary Rosenfeld23/10/2016 14:24:29
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Hi All....... I said I was planning a new HST swap starting in November...... here are the details!

While I was staying with Margaret(Winnie) this summer she reminded me of something I had seen before but not tried! A method of making a set of 8 HST's in any size you want! Here are the instructions

1. Decide what size you want your finished HSTs to be. ( eg 6 ins)

2. Double that measurement....... 12 ins (in this case) and add 1 3/4 ins to that total). 13 3/4 ins (in this case)

3. Cut 2 squares this size and iron them to keep them together.

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4. On the paler fabric...... draw the diagonals and then mark a 1/4 ins seam on either side of those lines.

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5. Sew the diagonals on the outside of the drawn lines.(NOT MORE THAN THAT just not on the line)

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6. Cut along the diagonals and along the centres vertically and horizontally

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Sorry about the top right one.... I put it the wrong way round when I put it back to take the photo!

There you are.... 8 identical HSTs of the same size!

Best Rosemary

Edited By rosemary Rosenfeld on 23/10/2016 14:26:03

rosemary Rosenfeld23/10/2016 14:48:09
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Well there you have it! I am open to suggestions as to size........ 4/5/6 ins would seem to be reasonable suggestions!

So who would like to join in next month? I am suggesting "Fireworks" as the colour for November...... to be sent to me by the end of November ......... and don't forget a SAE as well!!

I will give a definite size by the end of October.... so don't go cutting your fabric just yet!

Best Rosemary

Edited By rosemary Rosenfeld on 23/10/2016 14:48:27

Carol Dodge23/10/2016 16:24:32
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Hi Rosemary,

Will this be a swap we can opt in and out of each month?

Thanks.

rosemary Rosenfeld23/10/2016 16:29:55
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Yes...... it will be up to you whether you decide to join in each month! best Rosemary

Margaret S23/10/2016 20:00:28
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Not sure Rosemary. The bigger the better for me. Is it just 8 each month?
Will sit on the fence until I know the size.

Margaret
rosemary Rosenfeld23/10/2016 21:48:22
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Hi Margaret.....I thought we could swap 2by 8 at least....and I would be happy with the larger ones as well! Best Rosemary

Jayne23/10/2016 22:26:11
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Me too, especially if it's an in or out each month.

Can I suggest a size that mixes well with the last lot of HST, so we can mix and match them? Although I do like the thought of bigger ones, so maybe twice the size?

Jayne x

Beryl Hedley24/10/2016 12:16:22
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I'm in for this swap please Rosemary. My choice of size is 4". HST.

I hope this this what you need to know.

Beryl.

Margaret S24/10/2016 14:14:56
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I would prefer 6" or even 8" ,but not two sets of course.

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rosemary Rosenfeld24/10/2016 14:37:11
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I agree that 4 or 6 are more flexible sizes so......

Maybe if you could all give answers to the following questions.....

Will you join in if we go for 4 ins finished HSTs?

Will you join in if we go for 6 ins finished HSTs?

As I said before.... I think we should swap at least 2 sets although we could be flexible and if you wanted to send 3 that would be fine!

Let me know when you know!

best Rosemary

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