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The "Dynamic Dozen" HST yielding grid.  Thank you Ernest B. Haight - Father of strip quilting and innovative techniques.  We so enjoyed celebrating National Quilt Day with your amazing technique.

The "Dynamic Dozen" HST yielding grid. Thank you Ernest B. Haight - Father of strip quilting and innovative techniques. We so enjoyed celebrating National Quilt Day with your amazing technique.

A close up of my drawing of Ernest B. Haights innovative HST grid design technique to create perfectly constructed HSTs rapidly.  remember to 'jump' the intersecting corners  along the 'tram lines' not extended through the blocks.  The man was a Genius!!!

A close up of my drawing of Ernest B. Haights innovative HST grid design technique to create perfectly constructed HSTs rapidly. remember to 'jump' the intersecting corners along the 'tram lines' not extended through the blocks. The man was a Genius!!!

Ernest B. Haight's (My Hero) grid for HST's produces a "Dynamic Dozen" of perfect HSTs.  We worked on a rectangle of 10" X 15" (6x5" Grids) with only 8 x seams.  Diagonal corner to corner (C2C) cutting lines are drawn and 1/4" seam lines are added on each side.  2 of the C2C lines cut across 4 x grids and the remaining 2 x C2C lines cut across the remaining end singular grids.  After sewing the outer "tram lines" aka seam lines the grid is dissected along the cutting lines and Voila!!!

Ernest B. Haight's (My Hero) grid for HST's produces a "Dynamic Dozen" of perfect HSTs. We worked on a rectangle of 10" X 15" (6x5" Grids) with only 8 x seams. Diagonal corner to corner (C2C) cutting lines are drawn and 1/4" seam lines are added on each side. 2 of the C2C lines cut across 4 x grids and the remaining 2 x C2C lines cut across the remaining end singular grids. After sewing the outer "tram lines" aka seam lines the grid is dissected along the cutting lines and Voila!!!

This Magic 8 Method, that is created with only 4 x seams, rapidly produces 8 x HSTs whose bias seams are constrained & contained within the straight grains of the fabric.  My second favourite method.  Love it!!!!

This Magic 8 Method, that is created with only 4 x seams, rapidly produces 8 x HSTs whose bias seams are constrained & contained within the straight grains of the fabric. My second favourite method. Love it!!!!

Magic 8 HSTs Technique - 2 x 10" fabric squares.  Draw 2 x Corner to Corner (C2C) diagonal (cutting lines) with 1/4" seam (tram) lines on each side.  Now draw 1 x straight cutting line that intersects the square from side to side and another 1 x straight cutting line that intersects from top to bottom thus creating a 4x5" Grid.  NB - DISSECT THE FABRIC SQUARES ONLY AFTER SEWING to yield your magic 8 x HSTs.

Magic 8 HSTs Technique - 2 x 10" fabric squares. Draw 2 x Corner to Corner (C2C) diagonal (cutting lines) with 1/4" seam (tram) lines on each side. Now draw 1 x straight cutting line that intersects the square from side to side and another 1 x straight cutting line that intersects from top to bottom thus creating a 4x5" Grid. NB - DISSECT THE FABRIC SQUARES ONLY AFTER SEWING to yield your magic 8 x HSTs.


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Remove the breast-plate with the slot for the zig-zag stitching and replace it with the breast-plate with the small hole for the needle which is used for straight stitching. This makes for an easier running machine, as it eliminates the tendency for the several layers of cloth, plus the quilt batt, to wedge against the needle as it penetrates the cloth.

Remove the breast-plate with the slot for the zig-zag stitching and replace it with the breast-plate with the small hole for the needle which is used for straight stitching. This makes for an easier running machine, as it eliminates the tendency for the several layers of cloth, plus the quilt batt, to wedge against the needle as it penetrates the cloth.

One for now, one for later.  Have  fun by changing the distances between the 2 x SEWING LINES

One for now, one for later. Have fun by changing the distances between the 2 x SEWING LINES

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Stitching and cutting lines for Ernest B haights HST grid.

Stitching and cutting lines for Ernest B haights HST grid.

2 x 5" fabric squares divided by line drawn diagonally from corner to corner (c2c cutting line).  1/4" seam allowance lines on each side of c2c cutting line   yields 2 x 5" (unfinished) HSTs.

2 x 5" fabric squares divided by line drawn diagonally from corner to corner (c2c cutting line). 1/4" seam allowance lines on each side of c2c cutting line yields 2 x 5" (unfinished) HSTs.

Remove the breast-plate with the slot for the zig-zag stitching and replace it with the breast-plate with the small hole for the needle which is used for straight stitching. This makes for an easier running machine, as it eliminates the tendency for the several layers of cloth to wedge against the needle as it penetrates the cloth.

Remove the breast-plate with the slot for the zig-zag stitching and replace it with the breast-plate with the small hole for the needle which is used for straight stitching. This makes for an easier running machine, as it eliminates the tendency for the several layers of cloth to wedge against the needle as it penetrates the cloth.

Lessons from Ernest B. Haight

Lessons from Ernest B. Haight

When sewing the outer "tram lines" for Ernest B Haight's 12 HSTs yield grid, remember to stop at the 'intersections' and jump over to the beginning of the next 'corner begin' guide.  No sweat if you don't, just remove your sewing very very very gently, so as not to compromise your bias seams.

When sewing the outer "tram lines" for Ernest B Haight's 12 HSTs yield grid, remember to stop at the 'intersections' and jump over to the beginning of the next 'corner begin' guide. No sweat if you don't, just remove your sewing very very very gently, so as not to compromise your bias seams.

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