Featured Quilter: Lisa
Lisa says: These Half Square Triangles finish at 3”. My favorite method for making HST’s is the June Tailor Perfect Half-Square & Quarter-Square Triangle Ruler. It’s an all-in-one tool to create perfect half and quarter-square triangles. For half-square triangle blocks you mark the stitching lines; then sew. Cut the stitched squares in half and press open and then square the blocks up to size.
Additional blocks made by: Jen & Mary
Mary says: For this block I used my favorite way of making half square triangles. I cut 2 squares, (one of each color) 3 7/8". Place them right sides together and mark a diagonal line. Sew a scant 1/4" on either side of the drawn line and cut on the marked line. Open them up, press, and you have two 3 1/2" half square triangles which is what you need for this block. No waste! And how did I know how big to cut my original squares so the half square triangles would end up the correct size? I looked it up in the "All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool, a handy little book I picked up at Patched Works.
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