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HOW TO’S: ECHO PILLOW

June 21st, 2016 by Suzanne @ Camelot

Have you ever wanted to make half square triangles but were too afraid to try?  Here is a simple trick that can help you along!  And what better way to practice than by making this lovely Echo Pillow featured here in our Lavishmint collection by JACK!E.

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The trick is instead of cutting 4-7/8″ squares, you can cut bigger squares.  In the pattern, Kristy Daum has already increased it to 5″ but you can even go as high as 5-1/4″.  That’s what I do and then once the half square triangle units are done, I simply use a square ruler and align the diagonal line along my seam and cut to the required 4-1/2″ square.  I cut from the 4 sides to ensure that the seam hits the 2 corners perfectly.

That’s my trick!  Don’t be afraid of making HSTs anymore!

Don’t you just feel better now?

 

 

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