Good Morning, Quilters!
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We need 40 (or more) Half Square Triangles (HST) for our Spring Quilt-a-Long.
While there are many ways to create HST, I am sharing a few of my favorite ways and would love to hear yours!
Yesterday, we looked at how to make HST when using small scraps. (Step-by-step photo tutorial HERE)
VERY ACCURATE HALF SQUARE TRIANGLE METHOD
Several readers reminded me of a way to make these squares even more accurate!
- Cut the squares a wee bit larger–3 inches (instead of the annoying 2-7/8).
- Then stitch the blocks as shown–across the diagonal.
IronPress as usual.
- Then trim to the desired size.
Thank you, ladies for the reminder of this method!
ANOTHER VERY ACCURATE HST METHOD
Another very accurate way to make several HSTs is to use Triangles on a Roll.
With this method, you can create many blocks very quickly and accurately.
Triangles on a Roll come in a variety of sizes…be sure to pick up the correct size.–For the Spring Quilt-a-Long, I used 2 inch finished.
Any size will work for this project!–use what YOU have!
NOTE- I love the 2 inch finished size because it fits on a 6 inch roll of pre-cut fabric (like Boundless Solids HERE)
If you want to create many HST, roll out as much of the paper as will fit on your fabric.
To create 8 HST, cut off one square of the fabric (see below). Cut on the dark line, very carefully!
Layer two pieces of fabric, right sides together and position the paper on top.
Shorten the stitch length and sew on all of the dotted lines.
You can stitch off the paper and back on again without cutting your threads.
Sew very accurately!
CUT ON THE DARK LINES
With a few quick (but accurate) slashes of your rotary cutter, separate the HST.
With the paper still on, trim off the corners.
Peel away the paper…
iron press your HST!
Very accurate, very quick HST!
Like eating popcorn…
You won’t want to stop!
You only need 40 for our project, but an extra long table runner would sure look nice with a huge bouquet of lilacs!
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